Silver jewellery needs care to keep it looking its best and it is susceptible to tarnish. How quickly tarnish develops depends on the levels of moisture and sulphides the piece is exposed to and body chemistry. However, it's easy to keep your jewellery looking bright by simply cleaning it, and tarnish can always be removed. To care for your jewellery, we recommend following the below steps.
CLEAN IT - Wipe your jewellery with an Anti-Tarnish Polish Cloth after wearing. We provide an Anti-Tarnish Polish Cloth with every piece of silver or gold jewellery we make, but it will need replacing from time to time.
KEEP IT DRY - Remove your jewellery before bathing, exercise or sleep. This is especially important for memorial ashes jewellery made with resin, and leather jewellery. Water will damage these pieces. Never wear your jewellery whilst swimming - chlorine will 100% turn your silver black.
AVOID LOTIONS & POTIONS - Avoid spraying your jewellery with perfume, hairspray, fake tan and other lotions and potions. Hand gel is another culprit.
STORE IT CAREFULLY - Store your jewellery in the box provided, which is acid-free with anti tarnish properties. Do not store with base metal jewellery or coins - again this will 100% cause tarnish.
TREAT IT KIND - Any material that is subjected to repeated knocks will show signs of wear and tear over time. To keep your jewellery as pristine as possible;
- Don't wear several pendants together. This will produce a hammering effect which will eventually alter the surface finish and may cause damage to fine engraving.
- Always remove all jewellery for exercise or manual activity.
- Be mindful when placing jewellery down on hard surfaces, as precious metals are surprisingly soft and will mark with relative ease.
- Take extra care when wearing bangles, bracelets and rings, these items are more vunerable to damage.
To restore the shine to tarnished jewellery, follow the steps below:
All our silver and gold bullion is purchased from the leading UK supplier to the jewellery trade and is of the finest quality - tarnish is not a sign of silver being poor quality, it is an inevitable chemical reaction but one which can be prevented by simply cleaning your jewellery with an anti-tarnish polish cloth. Mass produced silver items are often coated in various chemicals to provide a temporary barrier against tarnish. This barrier does wear away after time, but creates an illusion that the jewellery only tarnishes after a long period of time. Our hand made silver jewellery is not coated in these chemicals, so you will need to pay attention to cleaning hand made silver jewellery from the beginning.