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Jewellery Care

Our products are guaranteed against manufacturing faults but not misuse.

To maintain the condition of your jewellery remove when showering, swimming or when undertaking manual or domestic work.

What is Sterling Silver?

Sterling silver is a metal containing at least 92.5% silver. This is the legal standard of purity set by the assay offices in Britain and used for most silver jewellery throughout the world. It means that the metal used is of a specific quality. Pure silver is never used as it is too soft to be practical.

Care of Sterling Silver Jewellery

Sterling silver is a soft metal and therefore prone to a certain amount of wear and tear depending upon the amount of care taken to look after the piece after purchase. ( See wear and tear recommendations below).

Sterling silver will tarnish with time and wear. To clean silver jewellery use a high quality silver cloth (do not use a silver dip).

Sandblast, satin and gold plated finishes are recommended for occasional wear only, this will avoid unnecessary abrasion. These finishes should not be cleaned with a silver cloth tarnish should be removed with a pencil eraser or warm soapy water and a soft brush.

To bring the sparkle back to faceted gemstones use warm soapy water and a soft toothbrush. Do not immerse the jewellery in the water instead soak the toothbrush in the water and use this to gently clean the stones especially the back. Rinse with clean water and dry with a soft cloth.

Jewellery can be wrapped individually to avoid scratching in a soft cloth and stored in a dry place when not being worn.

Contributing factors to the tarnishing of silver

Silver reacts and tarnishes through contact with chemicals which can be found in ; perfume, hairspray, deodorant, detergents, soap, hand cream, hair treatments, chlorine, sweat, salt, onions and garlic, make-up, some medications, fumes and pollution may also increase the tarnishing of silver.

Wear and tear recommendations

Every day wear
  • High polish finish
  • Plain silver
  • Rings without stones
Frequent wear
  • High polish finish
  • Hard wearing stone  - Diamond, blue topaz
  • Rings with solid settings
Occasional wear
  • Satin or sandblast finishes
  • Soft stones – Turquoise, Mother of pearl
  • Claw set stones
Special Occasion wear
  • Beads
  • Fine wire pieces
  • Stones with no protective setting
  • Delicate pieces

 

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