Jewellery Care

 

Please note that each product is hand made by Emma and therefore unique, slight variations in form and material are part of the unique character of her work. The purchaser is responsible for the care of the work, to make sure you take the best possible care of your jewellery, please take a look below for the specific care directions for the material and finish that your piece of jewellery belongs to. 

Silver Jewellery

All Silver will oxidise naturally over time and pieces with a textured surface can be enhanced nicely by this effect. However if you wish to keep the surface of your jewellery from tarnishing too quickly you can occasionally clean it with an old, soft toothbrush warm water and some washing up liquid or a mixture of baking soda and water.

Certain conditions react with the surface of your silver jewellery and cause it to tarnish quicker:

- The chemicals in a swimming pool

- Salt water

- Damp, humid conditions, such as bathrooms if left for an extended period of time

- Certain beauty products for skin and hair

- Perfume

In order to keep your silver jewellery looking bright I recommend you:

 

- Clean it regularly with an old, soft toothbrush, warm water and some washing up liquid or a mixture of baking soda and water.

- Use polishing cloths or silver dip where appropriate to remove any surface tarnish.

Gold Jewellery

Gold does not react chemically with much, and therefore does not tarnish in the same way that silver does. This is part of the reason it is considered such a good metal for long wearing jewellery such as wedding rings. However dirt and grime can still dull the surface and become caught in any textured pieces.

In order to keep your gold jewellery looking bright I recommend you:

 

- Clean it regularly with an old, soft toothbrush, warm water and some washing up liquid or a mixture of baking soda and water.

- Use polishing cloths where appropriate to brighten up the surface.

 

How to treat different finishes...

Satin Finish

Don't use a polishing cloth on these pieces as this may dull the surface.

Do clean it regularly with an old, soft toothbrush, warm water and some washing up liquid, to remove any dirt that may dull the surface. (If you need to refresh the satin finish of the piece, you can do this by using a clean piece of scouring pad).

Oxidised Finish

Don't clean using silver dip for oxidised pieces. The Oxidised Silver is what gives the surface of each piece it's black finish​​.

Don't use a polishing cloth on these pieces as it will remove the oxidised, black surface.

Don't wash pieces too regularly with soap and water, as this will gradually wear away the outer surface of the piece, revealing the un-oxidised silver underneath.

Polished Finish

Do use Polishing cloths on these pieces. You can purchase these from most high street jewellery stores and a gentle rub from time to time will remove any tarnish that has accumulated on the surface and keep your jewellery looking clean and bright. 

Do clean it regularly with an old, soft toothbrush, some warm water and washing up liquid, this will help to remove any dirt or oil that may dull the surface of your jewellery.