Caring for your jewellery
My jewellery is made using
sterling silver; sometimes copper is added as a contrast to the silver.
Ceramic pieces are mounted in sterling silver. Necklaces can be sterling
silver chain, Neoprene or silk cord. Brooch pins are stainless steel.
beautifully over time and polishes itself in areas of wear. Scratches
and marks can add character and warmth. Copper has a beautiful warmth
and glow but it naturally oxidises or tarnishes quite quickly and will
darken in colour. This can be kept as a feature or it can be cleaned to
restore the copper colour.
For stubborn areas of tarnish a silver
polishing cloth is recommended. If your jewellery is on a neoprene
necklace, avoid getting too much polish on the neoprene. Wipe it away
with a damp cloth.
Pieces with a soft satin (brushed) finish can be
restored using warm soapy water with an abrasive such as ScotchBriteTM
rubbed gently over the surface, after which it can be dried with
a soft cloth. Don't rub too hard to ensure that you don't damage the
Silk cord necklaces can get kinks in them
if not stored well (it can help to hang them rather than simply put in a
drawer or box). To smooth out the cord, wet your thumb and index finger
in clean cold water and run them gently along the kinked area of cord.
Repeat until the cord is straight, then hang somewhere until