Jewellery needs special care to be kept in the best condition possible
We have listed some information and guidelines below to keep your piece looking shiny and new :
Please note that over time silver and brass are susceptible to tarnishing, this is a natural and unavoidable process and is to be expected.
Our sterling silver is .925 pure, with the other 7.5% comprising of other metal alloys which make the silver hard enough to be made into jewellery. It is the way the other metals, mostly copper, interact with the environment that cause a jewellery piece to tarnish.
All sterling silver and brass will tarnish over time and under the right conditions. The amount of tarnish that occurs on an individual piece of jewellery depends on the individual body chemistry of the wearer, the environment and how the piece is cared for.
Oxidation or tarnish is a natural chemical reaction rather than a defect or fault with the piece. The following guidelines will help you to manage and avoid tarnishing as much as possible.
Gold plating is a thin layer of gold applied to the piece of jewellery and will wear away with time.
We recommend a re-plating of your item if you want it to return to its original colour.
Please see details of our re-polishing and plating service here.
If your piece needs extra care and attention, read more about our Re-Polishing and Re-Plating service.