CARING FOR YOUR JEWELLERY
The quality of our jewellery is extremely important to us and this guide will help you maintain that quality for as long as possible. There are many factors that can influence the wear and tear of your jewellery but above all it is important to remember that jewellery is delicate and needs to be carefully looked after so you can enjoy wearing it for years to come.
GOLD VERMEIL- WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Gold Vermeil (pronounced ver-mey) is sterling silver with 2.5 microns of gold plate over the top (that means its super thick!), however over time, the gold plating will start to come off revealing the silver underneath. Unfortunately this is the nature of the product, however there are things we can do to help the gold plate stay for as long as possible!
HOW LONG SHOULD GOLD VERMEIL LAST?
If you look after your jewellery well and follow our guide on caring for it properly, gold vermeil can last for years. However with rings, you may find the plate starts to wear off after 6 months of continuous wear, reveiling silver base metal underneath. We will not be able to refund on your items if this happens, as this isn't a fault in the product, but rather the nature of wear and tear. We are hoping to be able to offer a replating service in future for an extra cost. Please contact us for more information on this.
DO'S & DON’TS FOR YOUR JEWELLERY
We strongly advise that you remove jewellery when washing your hands, showering or swimming because water and chemicals (especially chlorine) can affect the longevity of the gold plating, encourage silver to tarnish and dull gemstones. This is especially important for rings, as they suffer wear and tear much more than other jewellery types since we use our hands for everything we do.
Always apply make-up, hair spray, scent and moisturiser before putting your jewellery on as the chemicals in these can affect the beauty and shine of your jewellery.
Extreme temperatures and strong UV rays can cause gemstones to fade in colour and lose their original beauty, so do not keep jewellery in direct sunlight and remove it whilst sunbathing.
To clean your jewellery and restore its shine we recommend that you use a soft and dry 100% cotton or microfibre cloth to gently rub the surface.
Do not use a polishing agent or abrasive compounds as using these will wear away the layers of gold.
STORING YOUR JEWELLERY
Please take care to store your jewellery separately so that it does not get entangled, damaged or scratched by other pieces. If possible store your jewellery in its original box, or air tight container to help ward off tarnishing!