Care and maintenance. How to keep your jewellery looking lovely!
It's best to store items in a box away from direct sunlight and dampness.
Avoid perfumed products coming into contact with your jewellery.
Linoleum can be cleaned using mild soap and a damp cloth.
Sterling silver is best cleaned with a silver cleaning cloth, mild soapy water or lemon juice. Dry with a soft cloth.
The blackened effect on sterling silver is achieved using liver of sulphur which creates a chemical process called oxidisation. The dark colour will not discolour clothes or cause irritation. Oxidised silver will gradually lighten over time as the piece is worn. Silver can be re-oxidised - I am happy to do this for free (buyer responsible for postage costs).
The magnets in my jewellery are quite strong and have been designed to stick through thick sweatshirts without leaving a hole (as a traditional pin brooch would do). Slide the magnet before you attempt to lift it from the brooch, this should help prevent it from pinching your fingers!