Caring for Your Jewellery
The quality of our jewellery is extremely important to us and this guide will help you maintain that quality for as long as possible. There are many factors that can influence the wear and tear of your jewellery but above all it is important to remember that jewellery is delicate and needs to be carefully looked after so you can enjoy wearing it for years to come.
General Jewellery Do’s and Don’ts
We strongly advise that you remove jewellery when washing your hands, showering or swimming because water and chemicals (especially chlorine) can affect the longevity of the gold plating, encourage silver to tarnish and dull gemstones. This is especially important for rings, as they suffer wear and tear much more than other jewellery types since we use our hands for everything we do. Always apply make-up, hair spray, scent and moisturiser before putting your jewellery on as the chemicals in these can affect the beauty and shine of your jewellery. Extreme temperatures and strong UV rays can cause gemstones to fade in colour and lose their original beauty, so do not keep jewellery in direct sunlight and remove it whilst sunbathing.
To clean your jewellery and restore its shine we recommend that you use a soft and dry 100% cotton or microfibre cloth to gently rub the surface. Do not use a polishing agent or abrasive compounds as using these will wear away the layers of gold.
Silver can and will tarnish but fortunately it is an easy metal to clean! Simply rub the item gently with a silver cloth and it shine right up! Avoid any chemical cleaners or polishing agents. Also, remember silver is known as a “soft” metal so it can easily bend if pushing too hard.
What does “gold plated” mean?
Gold plated signifies the item is made of sterling silver and covered with gold which is quite resistant. Nevertheless, over time the gold plating will start to come off revealing the silver underneath. Unfortunately, this is the nature of the product, but there are things we can do to help the gold plate stay for as long as possible!
How long does gold plating last?
If you look after your jewellery well and follow our guide on caring for it properly, gold plating last for years. However, with rings you may find the plate starts to wear off sooner. We will not be able to refund on your items if this happens, as this isn't a fault in the product, but rather the nature of wear and tear.
Storing Your Jewllery
Please take care to store your jewellery separately so that it does not get entangled, tarnished, damaged or scratched by other pieces. If possible store your jewellery in its original box, or air tight container to help ward off tarnishing!