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JEWELLERY CARE

CARE:

All of our jewellery needs to be worn with care. Our pieces are there to be worn and enjoyed everyday but it is always best to remove jewellery before your washing hands or bathing as water can effect jewellery.

To avoid snagging or damaging your clothes always take off jewellery before removing clothing and also before getting dressed. It is always best to put on your jewellery last and take off first.

For safety reasons and care avoid wearing jewellery while operating machinery or doing any manual work.

It is the responsibility of the buyer to check for allergies to any plated, sterling silver or materials used in our jewellery & accessories. If you need any more information on our products feel free to email or message us. 

STORAGE:

It is best to store most jewellery in an airtight container, tarnishing is due to moisture, over time that reacts with metals within the jewellery. Sterling silver jewellery exposed to air can also tarnish.

Sterling silver is 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals. It is the other metals that cause sterling silver to tarnish. The copper reacts to moisture and sulphur in the air, causing the sterling silver tarnish. 

In the event of tarnishing and to keep it at bay use a tarnish free jewellery cloth to keep your jewellery looking great!

Just remember sterling silver loves to be worn, its perfect for everyday wear as its more durable than pure silver AND the oils in your skin clean the surface of the jewellery so it looks better with wear. Win Win!

PLATED JEWELLERY:

Plated jewellery items are a base metal (copper or brass) plated with a thin layer of either silver, gold, gunmetal or rose gold.

To avoid tarnish of plated jewellery store in an airtight container or sealable bags and keep away from sprays, creams and chemicals as these can damage the plating. Avoid getting plated items wet, remove before washing hands, swimming or bathing.

To clean your plated jewels gently rub the surface using a soft jewellery cloth or micro-fibre cloth, if you need to clean your jewellery more thoroughly wash gently with warm soapy water and dry thoroughly.

STERLING SILVER:

Sterling silver is an alloy of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals, usually copper. Sterling silver is more durable than fine silver as its is too soft and will damage very easily. Sterling silver is alloyed with other metals giving strength whilst still being easy to work with.

Sterling silver loves to be worn as your natural oils help to clean the surface which is always good to know. When you are not wearing your sterling silver keep stored in an airtight container or sealable bag, this will keep your pieces tarnish free.

Keep away from chemicals and prolonged contact with water.

You can avoid tarnishing by wearing your jewellery as often as possible, the oils in your skin clean the silver keeping it shiny!

If your jewellery needs a thorough cleaning try a mix of baking soda & water, make a paste and using a clean cloth take a small pea size amount and clean around the silver and polish, be sure to dry and buff before storing. Be gentle and avoid getting the mixture onto any stones that are set into your jewellery.

ANYTHING ELSE?

If you have any specific questions please email care@shoprunic.com and we will get back to you within 48 hours.