Caring for your jewellery
Top tips for ensuring your jewellery remains in great condition:
- Always try to store you jewellery in its original packaging or a jewellery box.
- Avoid wearing your jewellery when exercising, playing sport, swimming or gardening to prevent knocking or scratching.
- Avoid contact with hard or abrasive surfaces.
- Always remove your jewellery when cleaning to prevent scratching and damage by household chemicals.
- Always remove rings in the shower or bath or when applying soap or other body products as they can leave a film on the jewellery.
Caring for filigree jewellery
Filigree is a delicate technique and therefore requires special care to keep your filigree jewellery looking its best. In addition to the tips above, here are some special considerations when it comes to keeping your Filigree jewellery in good condition:
- Take special care when wearing your Filigree piece to avoid any knocks or bashes. In particular, make sure to take your jewellery off before doing any manual work to avoid damage.
- The detail in the technique means that Filigree jewellery can easily pick up residue from soaps and chemicals and these can tarnish the metal over time. Where possible, take off your jewellery when it risks being exposed to chemicals and soaps.
- Don't let your jewellery come into contact with perfume as it can tarnish silver jewellery. Spray your perfume first, let it dry, and then put your jewellery on.
Cleaning your jewellery
To clean silver, use a soft cloth or a silver polishing cloth in anti- varnish bag or pouch.
Alternatively you can leave your jewellery to soak in a bowl of warm water with a mild liquid detergent before cleaning with a soft bristle toothbrush. Rinse under running water and use a soft cloth to dry the piece. This also applies to gold and platinum jewellery.
Check regularly for signs of wear and tear as stone settings can become loose over time.
Some of our precious metals are rhodium plated to create brighter, whiter or blacker finish. This can be susceptible to wear over long periods. If this does occur, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will organise a re-finish for your jewellery. This will be a free service for the first year within date of purchase.
To protect your rhodium jewellery you must avoid using chemical cleaners and follows the cleaning and care instructions above to maintain its shine. About matt finishes: A piece of jewellery with a matt finish may take on a polished appearance over time. If this does occur, please contact us and we will organise a re-finish.