Properly caring for your jewellery will ensure a longer wear life. Follow these simple guidelines, and you can enjoy your jewellery for years to come. Avoid wet environments. Do not wear into the shower or store in humid places. Apply lotions, makeup, hairspray, and perfume before putting on your jewellery. Avoid contact with household cleaning products.
CARING FOR STERLING SILVER JEWELLERY
Sterling silver jewellery is marked with a 925 stamp. Polish sterling silver pieces with a jewellery polishing cloth. If more attention is needed, immerse in a solution of warm water and mild dishwashing liquid and gently hand wash. A soft toothbrush can also be used for more abrasive cleaning when needed. Thoroughly rinse and completely dry the silver before storing, as moisture contributes to tarnishing. Never clean your jewelry in bleach. If the jewellery contains gemstones or pearls, do not submerge the entire piece into the water. Instead, use a cotton swab with mild dishwashing liquid to wash only the silver.
Note: These instructions are not for silver plated items.
CARING FOR GOLD PLATED STAINLESS STEEL JEWELLERY OR SILVER PLATED JEWELLERY
To clean your gold plated jewellery at home, use a non-abrasive jewellery cleaner that is safe for plated parts or a mild soap and water. Use a soft cloth to clean the item carefully. After cleaning, rinse with lukewarm water and allow it to dry completely.
Buffing your plated jewelry with a soft cloth is an effective and inexpensive way to keep your pieces lustrous.
Note: Do not use a jewellery polishing cloth, as this can damage the finish.
CARING FOR BRASS JEWELLERY
To return brass to its original shine, make a paste of baking soda, water, and lemon juice and gently rub it onto the piece with a soft cloth. Wash the mixture off using running water, then dry and buff with a clean cloth.
CARING FOR STAINLESS STEEL JEWELLERY
To clean stainless steel jewellery, pour warm water into a small bowl, and add mild dish washing soap. Dip a soft, lint-free cloth into the soapy water, and gently wipe the stainless steel jewellery with the damp cloth until the piece is clean. When cleaning it, rub the item along its polish lines. Wipe remaining soap off jewelry using a moist cloth dipped in clean water. Dry jewellery well with a clean towel, and then leave to air dry. After it is clean, a jewellery polishing cloth can be used to shine it.
CARING FOR BRAIDED OR BEADED JEWELLERY
To clean beaded or braided jewellery, use a soft brush to apply a solution of warm water and mild soap. If you are cleaning your jewellery in or near the sink, be sure to place a rubber mat or cloth over the drain to avoid losing any small pieces.
All of our products have been tested. Our 925 sterling silver jewellery and stainless steel jewellery do not contain nickel. Some of the 18K plated items show trace amounts of nickel. However, our tests have shown that there is no nickel on the outside layer of the jewellery plating (the part that touches the skin) while the plating remains intact.