HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR JEWELLERY
Take care of your gold-plated jewellery by avoiding extreme humidity or heat as this may cause tarnishing.
Particularly, jewellery is susceptible to damage from contact with chemicals present in hairspray, perfumes, creams, make-up, nail polish remover, body oils, sun tanning lotions and deodorant.
It is recommended that your gold vermeil and silver jewellery should be kept in a dark, cool and dry place. With time and wear, sterling silver will naturally become oxidised and eventually tarnish.
Storing silver jewellery in a sealed plastic bag or airtight box when it is not being worn will keep out the air that causes oxidation. The oxidation process is also slowed down by wearing your jewellery often. If your jewellery is stored for long periods of time, occasional cleaning is recommended to maintain shine and keep oxidation at bay.
Sterling silver jewellery is rhodium plated which protects the silver from exposure and helps reduce long-term tarnishing.
Do not swim or shower while wearing gold-plated or silver jewellery, and remove rings when washing your hands. Chlorine, salt water and fresh water can damage precious metals and gemstones by dulling or eroding them.
Gold and silver are particularly susceptible to damage from chlorine, which can permanently damage or discolour them. Soapy water when bathing and showering can also leave a thin film, which makes the metal seem dull.
You may clean your jewellery with a soft, non-abrasive, or chamois cloth to maintain and bring back its shine.
Avoid using ‘dip’ polish or abrasive jewellery cleaners as these contain harsh chemicals and can destroy your jewellery. We do not recommend the use of any jewellery polishing cloths which have been treated with cleaners or polishing agents.
You may clean your jewellery by using a ph neutral soap mixed in lukewarm water and dipping for a couple of minutes, not longer and carefully clean under running water to remove any soup. Pat dry with an absorbent paper towel or cloth.