Just like us, jewellery needs a bit of TLC.
Although a lot of our jewellery pieces can resist water (particularly the stainless steel pieces), we recommend keeping all jewellery away from moisture and removing jewellery when showering, gyming etc to keep them looking their best and to avoid tarnishing.
See some of our tips below per jewellery type but in a nutshell: handle with care, avoid moisture, harsh chemicals/oils/perfumes and store in a pouch or a dry airtight bag/jewellery box.
How To Clean 925 Sterling Silver Jewellery
All sterling silver tarnishes when it is exposed to the air. This process is called oxidisation and results in a darker tarnished effect on the silver which is called Silver Sulphate. It is therefore recommended to clean your sterling silver jewellery regularly to keep your pieces in great condition. After all, sterling silver can last a lifetime with proper care!
- Keep your jewellery dry and stored away in an air tight packaging or a sealed jewellery box when you are not wearing it
- Protect your jewellery from getting scratched
Should your silver jewellery get tarnished, it can easily be removed by buffing it away with a silver jewellery cloth. We recommend Town Talk Silver Sparkle Cleaner, but most jewellery cloths will do the trick just fine!
How To Clean Gold Jewellery
Give your solid gold jewellery a gentle clean in either a solution of mild soap and water or by using a fine jewellery solution; we highly recommend Connoisseurs Precious Jewellery Cleaner.
- Put small jewellery pieces into a strainer before placing in solution; larger pieces can go directly into the bowl to soak for about five minutes.
- Gently move them around and when you are ready to take them out,
- lay them on a soft cloth and go over any crevices and chain links with a soft brush to gently clean away any dirt.
- Return small pieces to the strainer
- Rinse everything under running water.
- Buff dry with a soft cloth.
How To Clean Gold plated Jewellery & Stainless Steel
- Clean your gold plated jewellery with a cotton ball or a very soft cloth to remove any dust and dirt it has acquired and to restore shine, after every use.
- If your gold plated jewellery needs more cleaning you may clean it with warm, soapy water. Soak it for a few minutes and you may gently clean it with a soft brush.
How To Clean Costume & Fashion Jewellery
- Mix together a mild soap or baby shampoo with water (jewellery cleaners for fine jewellery can be too harsh for costume and fashion pieces).
- Use a soft toothbrush to gently clean the jewellery
- Rinse off quickly in cool water and dry with a clean, soft hand towel or microfiber cloth.
- Ensure each piece is completely dry as this will keep them from rusting.
- If using a hairdryer - do not use the hottest settings as too much heat could damage the jewellery