Jewellery for Christmas?

Caring for your jewellery | The six golden rules

 

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All our jewellery is handcrafted to the highest standards, however with normal wear the correct care is required to keep it looking great.

As with most precious metals, Sterling Silver tarnishes over time, therefore your Sterling Silver jewellery deserves the best care and attention. The easiest way to keep your jewellery looking fantastic is to wear it, this stops it oxidising with the air and tarnishing. If you do need to clean your Sterling Silver jewellery either clean it in warm soapy water or for best results use a Silver jewellery polishing cloth.

Semi-Precious Gemstone Jewellery, including all cabochons should be wiped clean with mild soapy water. The Sterling Silver component should be cleaned with a jewellery polishing cloth. Turquoise and Opals are particularly porous and should not be immersed in water for too long. Never immerse semi-precious gemstones in silver dip as this can cause damage to the stone.

If your jewellery features Fordite it can be cleaned with warm soapy water. The Sterling Silver component should be cleaned with a jewellery polishing cloth. Fordite jewellery should never be immersed in silver dip as this will interact with the enamel and discolour the metal.

Like some other materials used in jewellery, Fordite may pick up some tiny light scratches with frequent wear, these can be easily removed by using a fine car polishing compound like Turtle Wax and then buffing to a high shine with a soft, 100% cotton cloth.

Freshwater Pearls are classic and elegant and compliment any outfit. To keep them looking gorgeous please wear your pearls!
As pearls are an organic material they will improve in lustre and glow if worn regularly. They react well with the natural oils in your skin. Always wipe with a soft cloth after wearing and if you do need to clean your Freshwater pearls wipe clean with mild soapy water and allow to dry before putting them away in their original box. Never store pearls in a plastic bag.

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Wearing your jewellery and taking the appropriate care ensures continued enjoyment for many years to come!

Enjoy!

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