Care Guide & Materials
Materials We Use
Silver: 925 Sterling Silver
Gold Filled: 14kt Gold Filled
Gold Plated: 14kt gold plated
14kt Gold: Solid Gold
General Jewellery Care
Every piece of jewellery requires some love and care after purchase. We've compiled some tips to help your pieces stand the test of time.
Sterling silver, 14kt gold filled and 14kt solid gold are all soft metals so each piece of jewellery should be stored separately to avoid scratching.
It’s best not to leave jewellery (especially sterling silver) exposed to air over long periods, as this will contribute to precious metal tarnish.
Tarnish is a natural process that causes a discolouration on silver jewellery and other precious metals. This will occur over time when exposed to perspiration, skin acids and oils, cosmetics and hydrogen sulphide gas found in the air.
Jewellery should be cleaned regularly with a soft cloth to avoid tarnish. We recommend giving each piece a quick clean with a cloth after wearing and before putting away.
In order to maintain the beauty of each piece, store in the soft pouch provided when you’re not wearing your jewellery.
Remember to clasp your necklaces and bracelets when storing, to help prevent them from getting tangled.
If you find yourself with a particularly stubborn knot in a chain, the best tools are a sewing needle or pin and some patience.
Gold Plated Care
All 14k gold is 58.5% pure 24k gold. Generally, the higher the carat weight, the softer the metal (14kt is more scratch resistant than 18kt or 22kt).
Gold-plating is a method of depositing a thin layer of gold onto the surface of another metal.
As with any surface treatment, the gold-plating will wear off over time with use, and begin to show the metal underneath. The wearing process can be slowed down if you take good care of your pieces.
All gold plating can be re-plated if required. Please see our Services page for more information on repairs we offer.