jewellery care

All of our jewellery is handmade to the highest standard right here in the UK and designed to last. We believe that jewellery is there to be worn and shouldn’t come with a long list of rules of when not to wear it.


There are however, a few tips to keep it looking its best. Find these below:

 
 

SOLID 9CT YELLOW & Rose GOLD

We use 9ct Gold in all of our solid Gold jewellery as it is the most cost effective and durable and is therefore suitable for daily wear. The best way to keep your Gold pieces tarnish free is actually to wear them! By wearing them they are constantly being polished simply through the contact they go through in daily life. If you would like to give them a proper clean you can use a polishing cloth or warm water, soap and a very soft brush such as a toothbrush.

STERLING SILVER

Silver will inevitably tarnish due to reactions that occur naturally with moisture in the air, contact with water and chemicals found in things such as deodorant and perfume. The best way to keep your pieces tarnish free is actually to wear them! By wearing them they are constantly being polished simply through the contact they go through in daily life. If you would like to give them a proper clean you can use a polishing cloth or warm water, soap and a very soft brush such as a toothbrush.


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GOLD PLATED

Due to the plated and intricate nature of these pieces, they will need a little more care taken hence why they are in the ‘Spinning’ collection. Gold plating is a thin layer of Gold applied to the surface of the base metal to give it the Gold finish without the hefty price tag. Although our pieces are heavy plated to a thickness of 3 microns, general wear and tear means that this layer will eventually rub off. In order to make it last longer avoid wearing plated pieces in water - chlorine is particularly damaging. Beauty products such as moisturiser, perfume and hairspray will also tarnish the plating quicker therefore it is advisable to apply these before putting these pieces on. It is also not advisable to wear plated jewellery whilst exercising, doing house work or sleeping, and be aware that if it comes into contact with abrasive materials the plating will wear down quicker.
You can always have pieces re-plated in order to restore their original gold colour.

STORING YOUR JEWELLERY

If storing your pieces whilst not being worn, keep them in conditions away from damp and heat. Make sure they are completely dry and ideally store them in individual airtight containers such as zip lock bags. This is particularly relevant for sterling silver jewellery as it will tarnish quicker from being exposed to moisture in the air. Be aware that jewellery can get scratched from contact with hard surfaces such as other pieces of jewellery and chains can easily get tangled therefore it is always advisable to store them separately.