This is a quick guide on how to use, store and care for your precious jewellery.
Always treat your necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings with care, especially when putting on and taking off. You should be able to enjoy many good years of wear.
Using your jewellery
Simply put, please handle everything gently. Your jewellery may be made of durable metal and stone, but these materials still undergo stress upon high impact. Stones and glass can crack, chip or even break when dropped or knocked against harder objects. Be sure to fasten and remove your jewellery slowly and carefully, and avoid forcing the clasps. Positioning yourself over your bed or vanity counter while wearing or removing it would definitely lessen any damage if the piece is accidentally dropped.
Storing your jewellery
There’s a good reason why we ship everything in resealable, airtight PE bags. Sterling silver naturally tarnishes after a while of being exposed to skin, air and humidity, while everyday perspiration, dust and dirt accumulate on gems and stones, dulling them after a time. It’s recommended to remove all jewellery when bathing or swimming, and to store it all in sealed ziplock or other airtight containers when not in use.
Pearls: lay them flat or hang them up individually, but do not store them with any other pieces because pearls are easily scratched when other materials rub against them.
Caring for your jewellery
A silver-polishing cloth is good to have around. It is infused with specific cleaning agents so use it only sterling silver, not on gemstones and especially not on pearls. From time to time you can clean your natural stones with a damp, non-abrasive cloth. Avoid contact with lotions, aerosols, perfume, hot water, beauty products and other chemicals, and do not immerse them in liquids of any kind. Lastly, if you own any pieces with dyed stones (which we try to avoid), keep them out of the sun as UV tends to fade the colours.
Pearls: keep them away from water and liquids, polishing agents or other chemicals – use only a dry, non-abrasive cloth.