Taking Care of your Jewellery
Each jewellery item is designed and manufactured with care and love. I hope that you will wear it in a similar way. Even though jewellery is made of metal, that does not mean it is indestructible.
Best practice is to remove jewellery before engaging in physical hand labour eg. when working in the garden. It is best to remove and place jewellery in a safe place within your home e.g. a jewellery box or jewellery bowl. If you don’t have either, check out the Accessories page.
Never ever remove your jewellery in public places. It’s OK, you can wash your hands that one time in a public bathroom while wearing your ring. You can clean your jewellery when you get home.
To clean your jewellery, boil some water and pour it into a glass bowl. Add a small amount of non-abrasive dishwashing liquid for example Sunlight Liquid. Place your ring, earrings, etc into the water and soak for a minute or two. Use a soft toothbrush and gently clean. For extreme cases you might have to repeat this process.
Rinse under clean water and dry with a soft cloth.
You can also opt for a professional jewellery cleaning kit or polishing cloth. See products in the store.
IMPORTANT – All items that have been oxidised, meaning jewellery pieces with dark accents, should not be placed into hot or warm water. Heat activates the oxidation which will make your item turn dark brown or grey. Rather clean it with cold water and Sunlight Liquid.
In the event that this does happen, it’s no biggie. You can take the piece to your local jeweller for a quick clean and polish. A small fee may apply and varies between jewellers.
Sterling silver may tarnish over time especially if not worn regularly. If you plan on storing your jewellery, rather place them in an airtight container. Should your sterling silver piece tarnish over time, all you have to do is take it to your local jewellery store for a quick clean and polish. This is a paid service.
Brass and copper may also change colour over time. Personally, I love the look of aged brass and copper, but if you are not too keen about your unique patina, you can solve this issue by applying some Brasso Metal Polish with a soft cloth and gently rubbing it.
If you are uncertain how to treat your jewellery piece/s, send me an email.