Caring for your Jewellery
External influences like scratches and tarnishing are considered normal signs of wear and tear and are not considered to be material faults.
You should always store your silver jewellery in a clean, dry place away from direct sun exposure. Please avoid storing your jewellery in damp and hot conditions as this can cause silver to discolour and tarnish. It is advisable to remove all jewellery when you’re doing any physical or labour intensive activities, it is also advisable not to wear jewellery when asleep at night.
Beauty products such as body lotions, perfumes and creams can react adversely with jewellery causing precious metals to tarnish and/or erode. It is usual to apply any cosmetic products in advance of putting on jewellery.
Take care not to use silver cleaning products (silver dip, cream, polishing cloth or other cleaning chemicals) on the following stones that are either to soft or will react:
- Amber (this is a fossilised tree resin and can be scratched very easily on the surface and lose it’s lustre)
- Pearl (this is nature’s own gemstone from the sea and also has a soft surface to be aware of which can easily discolour with chemical cleaners)
- Opal (this stone is well known to be fragile and can be cracked or shattered if knocked against a hard surface, Opal should also not be worn in water or be cleaned with abrasive cleaning materials)
You can still refresh the shine of your jewellery piece by polishing the item with a silver cleaning cloth whilst avoiding the stone.