Product Care

Jewellery naturally wears and changes over time. This process is unique to your piece and becomes part of it’s story. My pieces are made to be worn and I hope they bring you joy for many years to come. 

To keep items in their best condition it’s advisable to remove pieces before applying perfumes or cosmetics, as well as whilst sleeping, showering, exercising or swimming. Avoid harsh chemicals including hairspray, perfume, chlorine and cleaning products. Store items in a cool dry place, preferably in the box they arrived in and separate to other items which may cause scratches from rubbing.

FINE & STERLING SILVER

Sterling silver naturally darkens and tarnishes over time due to exposure to air and the elements. Contact with salty air, prolonged moisture, chlorine, household chemicals or cosmetics will accelerate this process.

Polished Surfaces: Tarnish can be removed with a soft silver polishing cloth or non abrasive quality silver cleaning product.   

Matte Finish: To maintain a matte finish on items it is recommended a silver dip or foam should be used instead of a silver polishing cloth.

Oxidised (Blackened) Silver: Items given a patina such as blackened silver should not be cleaned with silver cleaning products as they will remove the surface treatment. Patina finishes are not permanent and fade naturally over time with wear revealing the sterling silver below. To clean items, either wipe with a cotton ball dipped in rubbing alcohol or methylated spirits, or simply wash with warm water and a drop of mild dishwashing liquid before drying off. Items can be re-oxidised at request for a small fee.

PLATED ITEMS

Plated items wear over time and are more susceptible to chipping and fading, but if taken care of properly the period between re-plating can be substantially extended and span years. 

As with all items, remove pieces before applying perfumes or cosmetics, as well as whilst sleeping, showering, exercising or swimming. Avoid harsh chemicals including hairspray, perfume, chlorine and cleaning products. Store items in their box / separately to one another to avoid scratching. 

Plated jewellery is best cleaned with warm water and if necessary a soft brush and drop of mild dishwashing liquid before gently drying off. Avoid ultrasonic cleaning.

Items can be re-plated at a cost.

GOLD

Gold generally does not tarnish as noticeably as sterling silver but can be susceptible to scratches. Care should be taken when wearing and storing to maintain the piece. 

Clean gold pieces gently with a soft gold polishing cloth or non abrasive quality gold cleaning product. Items that have been given a matte finish should be cleaned with a gold foam product or alternatively can be cleaned using warm water, a soft brush, and a drop of mild dishwashing liquid before rinsing and drying off thoroughly before wear.

As with all items, remove pieces before applying perfumes or cosmetics, as well as whilst sleeping, showering, exercising or swimming. Avoid harsh chemicals including hairspray, perfume, chlorine and cleaning products as exposure can cause damage and degradation.

GEMSTONES

All gemstones can be chipped, fractured or scratched by impact or contact with abrasive materials. Take care to remove jewellery during activities that may potentially result in damage to the piece and avoid catching prong set pieces on items of clothing as it may loosen the setting / dislodge the stone.

Examine your jewellery regularly to ensure settings and clasps are secure. It’s recommended that stone set jewellery is professionally examined and cleaned annually. 

Avoid exposure to extremes in temperature, bright light, ultrasonic cleaning and household chemicals as these can degrade or discolour gemstones.

PEARLS

Pearls are vulnerable to damage from impact, extreme temperatures, over exposure to bright light, contact with abrasive surfaces, perfume, cosmetics, acids and chemicals but if taken care of can last generations. 

As with all items remove pieces before applying perfumes or cosmetics, as well as whilst sleeping, showering, exercising or swimming. Please take care to remove items during activities that may potentially result in damage through impact or contact with chemicals. Avoid harsh chemicals including hairspray, perfume, chlorine and cleaning products as exposure will cause damage and degradation. 

Pearls can be cleaned gently with a soft damp or lint free cloth. Avoid ultrasonic cleaners. Always keep items stored in the protective box provided. Do not store pearls in an airtight container or immerse in water.