Jewellery Care Guide
Please care for all your treasures:
- Put your jewellery on after you have applied any cosmetics, scents, sanitisers and sprays.
- Take off before swimming or showering.
- Store in an airtight box or container.
- Use natural cleaning products to keep your jewellery shiny.
- Try not to sleep wearing your treasures.
There is information on how to care for and clean each material below.
Brass is a tough and hard wearing material, however it does naturally tarnish over time. To keep brass looking polished and golden, it can simply be cleaned with 0000 grade wire wool or a microfibre cloth (do not use on patina, pearls or stones). Alternatively, you can make a paste using lemon juice and bi-carbonate of soda, wash your treasures with a cloth until clean, rinse with water and then dry thoroughly. Please bear in mind brass jewellery can stain skin (mainly rings), but this comes off when washed.
Bronze is a hard metal therefore resistant to scratches. Overtime your bronze piece of jewellery will darken with exposure to the air. We recommend you keep your bronze in an airtight ziploc and polishing it with a silver cloth to maintain its shine. To get rid of more stubborn tarnishes you can make a paste using equal parts of lemon juice and baking soda. Rub the paste with your finger or a soft cloth, leave for several minutes before you wash it off.
Silver is a resilient material but it can still be prone to tarnishing over time. Wearing your silver jewellery regularly can keep them looking fresh and polished. To clean your silver you can use a microfibre cloth. In more severe tarnished items you can use a small amount of silver jewellery cleaner with a soft cloth and gently rub. Rinse with warm water and dry carefully and thoroughly. For an alternative natural solution, we recommend making lemon juice and olive oil solution, dipping your pieces in and washing with warm water and natural soap. Dry thoroughly.
Recycled Yellow Gold
Gold will not corrode or tarnish over time, however should be cleaned every few months to keep it shiny and golden. It is a softer metal lending itself to scratches and bumps more so than silver but we think that adds to the charm. We recommend your gold is polished every so often with a mircofibre cloth or washed with warm water, natural soap and a soft brush (something like a baby toothbrush). Be sure to rinse thoroughly and dry with a clean soft cloth.
Gold plated pieces are sensitive to various external factors. To keep your gold plated pieces beautifully golden and bright try to avoid wearing everyday or the plating will wear away quicker. Remove your jewellery prior to showering, washing hands, putting on perfume, using cleaning products and hand sanitiser. It is advised to wipe down before & after each wear with a polishing cloth to keep that shine, however be careful not to over polish. To clean your gold plated items use a soft cloth and warm water. Do not use any chemicals or rough materials.
Jewellery with patina finishes may wear over time to reveal the brass finish underneath. Giving each piece of jewellery a unique character.