Jewellery maintenance guide
Materials & maintenance
We work with 925 Sterling Silver either gold plated, as pure silver, covered with enamel, pearls or other stones or with ruthenium plating. In some of our designs we also use brass as a base with for instance silver or gold-platings. Many of our designs consists of a range of various materials in one single jewellery. You can always read about the materials used on each jewellery in the description text. It is important to have in mind that general wear and tear causes a certain lifespan in relation to both the gold and the ruthenium platings. This is normal and it is not considered a legitimate reason to complain.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to predict how long the plating will last – it is determined by various factors; pH of your skin, exposure to chemicals (perfume, hair spray, nail polish, soap etc.), grease, high temperatures, amount of sweat and general use. You can always go to your local goldsmith and get your jewellery re-plated.
We strongly recommend you to take off rings if you need to work with hard objects such as tools or if you lift objects with hard surfaces.
Hand wash & lotions
Take off your jewellery when bathing and swimming but also when you wash your hands and apply lotion.
Use a soft cloth often to wipe off grease and dirt in order to keep your jewellery clean and shining – if necessary, add a drop of water.
We recommend silver cleaner - but only for non-plated jewellery.
Take off your jewellery before cleaning. Chlorine bleach is very harmful - like other chemicals in general. Perfume included.
Sports & Exercising
Take off your jewellery while exercising.
Sunlight & Air humidity
Avoid placing your jewellery in direct sunlight or in places with high humidity such as bathrooms.
When not wearing your jewellery keep it in the zip bag inside a jewellery box.