It's important to understand how to take care of your new jewellery, as some pieces may need more love and care than others.
Here are a few useful tips!
Handle with care: It is recommended to avoid wearing jewellery during strenuous activities, swimming, showering, or while sleeping. Handling your jewellery with care is important to prevent any unnecessary wear and tear.
Avoid exposure and harsh chemicals: To prevent damage to your jewellery, it is important to project it from harsh chemicals like chlorine, soap, shampoo/conditioners, perfumes, moisturises, and others that can cause discoloration. Additionally, storing your jewellery away from direct sunlight is recommended to prevent any potential discoloration.
Excessive wear: some of our items are suitable for everyday wear while other pieces are meant for occasional wear. Tips outlined below for the appropriate type of wear for each metal.
Store properly: store your jewellery in a dry and cool place, away from direct sunlight and humidity. Use separate compartments or jewellery pouches to prevent scratching or tangling.
Cleaning: It is recommended to utilise a silver cloth when polishing your jewellery. Cleaning methods for metals and stones vary and are not universal. To ensure proper cleaning, please consult our cleaning instructions for specific guidelines on how to clean each type of metal and stone.
Cleaning different type of metals and how they wear
No matter what type of metal your items are made of, it is crucial to handle them properly and adhere to the tips outlined above for their maintenance.
Solid Gold:Great for everyday wear, won’t fade with time. You can use a small amount of mild dish soap with warm water and a silver cloth to restore the shine to your gold jewellery.
Sterling Silver:Great for everyday wear as friction prevents tarnish from building up. Sterling silver is softer than other metals which means it may scratch or dent more easily if not cared and stored for properly. You can use a silver cloth to restore the shine to your gold jewellery.
Gold Filled:Gold-filled jewellery is made by bonding a layer of gold to a base metal. This creates a more durable and long-lasting material and with proper care, gold-filled jewellery can last a longtime and maintain its appearance without tarnishing. It is still important to handle them with care and avoid exposing them to harsh conditions or chemicals. You can use a small amount of mild dish soap with warm water and a silver cloth to restore the shine to your gold jewellery.
Gold Vermeil:Is great for occasional to everyday wear. Gold vermeil consists of a thicker and more durable layer of gold than gold plating, which makes gold vermeil jewellery more resistant to wear and tarnishing. With proper care, such as avoiding exposure to harsh chemicals and abrasive materials, gold vermeil jewellery can last a long time and maintain its appearance. You can use a small amount of mild dish soap with warm water and a silver cloth to restore the shine to your gold jewellery.
Gold Plating:Great for occasional wear. While gold plating can be an affordable alternative to solid gold, it is not as durable and can wear off over time with regular use and exposure to moisture, chemicals, and abrasion. Therefore, it is important to handle gold-plated jewellery with extra care to maintain its appearance as long as possible. It is essential to take your gold plating jewellery off everytime you exercise, swim, shower or when applying moisturiser/perfume. You can use a small amount of mild dish soap with warm water and a silver cloth to restore the shine to your gold jewellery.
Elasticised, leather, suede, fabric, beads:While suitable for daily use, it will experience wear and tear over time if not handled properly. Special care is necessary for elasticised, leather, suede, and fabric jewellery: keep dry and avoid getting wet (e.g. we advise against exercising, swimming, showering while wearing your jewellery), avoid harsh chemicals (e.g. perfume, moisturises, etc) and direct sunlight (e.g. stored in direct sunlight can cause fading).
Resin:is a durable material and commonly used in jewellery making. It is still important to handle them with care and avoid exposing them to harsh conditions or chemicals, as it can still exhibit signs of wear and tear over time. To prevent the resin from scratching, chipping or cracking, it’s best to remove resin jewellery while exercising and engaging in activities that can put it at risk. You can use a small amount of mild dish soap with warm water and a silver cloth to restore the shine to the silver parts of the jewellery.
Pearls:While you can wear pearls everyday, it is important to choose the right type of pearl jewellery, and take good care of them to ensure their longevity and lust. Avoid exposure to harsh chemicals, abrasive materials and extreme temperatures. Storing pearls in soft pouches is recommended to prevent damage from other jewellery. To clean pearls, you can use a small amount of mild unscented dish soap with warm water and a silver cloth.
Cubic Zirconia:is durable and great for everyday wear. With proper care, such as avoiding exposure to harsh chemicals, direct sunlight and abrasive materials, cubic zirconia can last a long time and maintain their appearance. You can use a small amount of mild dish soap with warm water and a silver cloth to restore the sparkle.
Semi Precious Gemstone:While semi-precious stones are generally durable and suitable for daily wear, it is important to handle certain gemstones with care due to their susceptibility to scratches or damage. Examples of such gemstones include Pearls, Opals, Jades, and Aquamarines.To restore the lustre of your gemstones, a gentle cleaning approach is recommended. You can clean them by using a small amount of mild liquid dish soap mixed with warm water, and then gently pat them dry with a soft cloth.
Precious Gemstones:Precious stones, such as diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds, are durable and can withstand everyday wear if they are of good quality and are properly cared for. Nonetheless, it's important to properly care for all precious stones to ensure their longevity and durability. This includes avoiding exposing them to harsh chemicals or extreme temperatures, removing them before performing any heavy-duty tasks or engaging in sports activities, and regularly cleaning and storing them properly. For extra shine, you can clean your gemstones with a small amount of mild dish soap with warm water and a soft cloth.
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