JEWELLERY CARE

Our jewelry is handmade from high quality sterling silver, brass and gold. All plated jewelry has a base of sterling silver.  All ear wires are sterling silver.  You'll find specific metals used for each piece in their individual product listings on our shop page.  Both brass and silver will oxidize/tarnish with time, and though we love the patina that comes with age, we're often asked how to care for bronze and silver jewelry to maintain it's shine.  The best way to care for your jewelry is to keep it in a clean/dry place, and avoid long term exposure to humidity if possible. Try to store your brass and silver jewelry outside of a steamy bathroom, and remove jewelry when showering and swimming. Should you want to give your jewelry a little polish to brighten it up, both brass and silver can be polished with either Brasso or Silvo or a polishing cloth. You can prevent your jewellery tarnishing by storing it in an airtight bag or container and by only putting it on after you’ve applied lotions or sprayed perfumes.

 

GOLD PLATED JEWELLERY

Gold plating is a process by which a thin layer of gold is coated onto the surface of jewellery. Extra care should be taken to prolong the lifespan of your plated jewellery. In order to do this avoid bringing your plated jewellery into contact with perfumes, oils, lotions and chemicals, rather only wear your jewellery once you are done working with those substances. You should also remove your plated jewellery when you are exercising, swimming or in the shower or bath.