Product Care Guide
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR JEWELLERY
Most of our jewellery is set in luxurious sterling silver, complementing our precious and semi-precious gemstones.
Sterling silver is a precious metal, and as oxidation occurs will slowly tarnish; a simple silver cloth can polish this metal back to full brilliance easily. It is advisable to keep sterling silver wrapped when not in use. A soft cloth or pouch or even a grip topped plastic bag will help reduce oxidation.
Gemstones can be sensitive to heat, light and chemicals. I have a few suggestions to keep your stones perfect.
Never expose your gemstones to unnecessary heat; this could cause them to fracture, break or fade. Remember that the majority of precious and semi precious stones are found deep within the earth.
Remove rings when washing your hands and never go swimming or take exercise with your jewellery on. When using hand sanitiser take extra care as some stones will become dull if in contact with chemicals and alcohol. Amber will loose it’s lustre as it is a soft resin.
Should you need to clean your jewellery, use cool water and a soft clean cloth so not to scratch them.
Do not leave photosensitive gemstones like Larimar in daylight unnecessarily. They will fade in direct sunlight. Amethyst, Ametrine, Citrine, Smoky Quartz, Aquamarine, Beryl, Rose Quartz, Aventurine and many others will change colour if left in the sun.
Do not sleep in your jewellery; chains can easily tangle and break. Claw set stones in rings and pendants can snag on fabric and pull the setting, releasing the stone.
Some gemstones are relatively soft and will scratch if left in the pocket of a handbag or mixed with other jewellery in a pouch. Malachite, Apatite, Fluorite, Amber, jet and Selenite are just some of these gemstones.