All of our silver jewellery is handcrafted from recycled solid 925 sterling silver, it is therefore fragile and should be handled with care. Silver Jewellery will naturally tarnish over time but the best way to avoid oxidisation is to wear your silver jewellery regularly. Make-up present on the skin or clothing can cause blackening or smudging as cosmetics often contain chemical compounds which are harder than the jewellery itself. Protect your jewellery from knocks and scratches as well as chemicals and sunlight by removing when you shower or bathe and on the beach, in the sea and in chlorinated water. Avoid spraying perfume or applying creams directly onto your jewellery. Avoid wearing your jewellery when using bleach and keep your jewellery away from products containing sulphur, such as rubber bands and some papers.
If you do not wear your silver regularly and you often leave it untouched for periods of time it is worth purchasing a silver polishing cloth; this soft, cotton cleaning cloth will leave your silver clean and resistant to tarnishing and will very simply restore shine to your piece after it has been left.
To protect your jewellery we recommend storing it individually in a pouch or within a soft lined box to stop scratching or tangled chains etc.
Sterling Silver is a precious metal and may require cleaning from time to time. Using a soft, lint free cloth is an effective way to keep silver looking shiny and lustrous. A silver cleaner can also be used to clean sterling silver pieces. Ideally, store silver pieces in an airtight bag to help reduce tarnishing. Do not use tissue paper or paper towels to clean metal as they can cause scratching.
NB: Please apply all of the above care to your Gold Vermeil jewellery. Using a soft, lint free cloth is an effective way to keep gold vermeil jewellery looking shiny and lustrous.