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How Should I Care For My Jewellery?
Your jewellery should be handled with care at all times.
All sterling silver will tarnish over time, but it will happen much faster when it comes into contact with agents such as perfume, salty air, sulphur, skin creams, hairspray, chlorine and acidic skin ph. The amount of tarnishing (oxidation) that occurs is dependent on the skin and care habits of the wearer. Tarnishing is therefore not a manufacturing fault.
We also recommend that you do not wear your jewellery whilst bathing, whilst in bed or during sporting activities.
How Should I Store My Jewellery?
Jewellery should be stored away from natural sunlight and heat, in a protective (lined) jewellery box or a tarnish-resistant pouch. It can also be stored in a plastic zip lock bag made of Mylar or polyethylene.
Never use polyvinyl plastic bags, such as bin liners as they contain sulphur compounds, which will make sterling silver tarnish faster. Do not store your jewellery in the bathroom.
How Should I Clean and Care For My Jewellery?
In order to care for jewellery products, we recommend using a polishing cloth regularly to prevent the natural process of tarnishing. Clean your jewellery using lukewarm soapy water and a soft brush, but ensure that your jewellery is never submerged. We do not recommend the use of silver polish and silver dip as it may destroy the delicate oxidised details of your jewellery.
We also strongly advise against exposing the jewellery to harsh chemicals, including ammonia, bleach, chlorine and salt water. Precious Jewellery encourages customers to remove the jewellery prior to cleaning, bathing and swimming and ensure that the jewellery is not exposed UV light, hairspray, perfume and cosmetics.
Leather care creams are recommended for use on leather products.
How Should I Care For My Corded Items?
Our corded bracelets use premium-grade nylon cord and whilst this cord is very durable, it is still a fabric product and extra care must be paid to keep it looking and feeling like new. We advise removing corded products before bathing or swimming to protect the overall finish.
Our Top Tips!
To minimise any scratching or tangling to your jewellery, ensure necklaces and bracelets are fastened. Avoid wearing your jewellery in the bath, shower or swimming pool as the water can cause it to discolour.
Store your jewellery away from the sun and be careful not to allow perfumes, make up, body and sun creams touch your pieces as these can tarnish plated items.