Caring for your jewellery

Caring for your jewellery

Jewellery exists to be treasured. With just a little bit of regular care, it can be enjoyed fully for generations.

Have you bought a piece from my sterling silver collection? Here’s how to care for it:

Sterling silver oxidises over time, resulting in a reduction in shine, whereby the piece turns darker and looks tarnished. For silver jewellery with a smooth finish, use a silver polishing cloth to polish the item. You can buy this from any jewellers. Alternatively, you can use mild hand soap. Form a lather of soap and rub it into all areas of the item for about 20 – 30 seconds. Then rinse the piece well and dry it with a soft cloth, such as a glasses cleaning cloth. For textured jewellery like ours, hand soap is ideal, as it reaches all the intricate crevices, which are more difficult to access with a polishing cloth.

Ensure you avoid getting lotions, perfume or makeup on your jewellery and keep it in a safe container while you’re not wearing it. Also avoid wearing your jewellery while exercising, as sweat can increase the tarnishing of silver. Jewellery should always be removed at night.

If your silver jewellery item contains a porous stone, gem or pearl, do not use hand soap, as it can damage the porous component.