Just like all the good things in life, jewellery needs care and attention to keep it looking it’s best. I have included some tips for you on how to care for your jewellery, so it will look as lovely as the day you received it. 

 

  • Skin and hair products can react with jewellery causing it to tarnish, discolour and possibly corrode. We strongly advise applying any cosmetics and scents before you put on your jewellery.

  • Remove any jewellery before engaging in any form of physical exercise. Be it at the gym, gardening or cleaning, as this will ensure your jewellery is not accidentally damaged. Perspiration can also contribute to the tarnishing of your jewellery.

  • Chemicals found in swimming pools and natural springs will cause extreme tarnishing. Water will also contribute to tarnishing of your jewellery. Therefore always remove your jewellery before entering a pool, shower, spring or the sea.

  • We recommend storing your jewellery in an airtight bag as exposure to the air and environment can cause your jewellery to tarnish over time. Zip lock bags are a cheap way to keep your jewellery looking newer for longer. Acid free tissue is also an excellent way to store your jewellery.

  • Store your jewellery separately, so that they don’t tangle or rub and scratch against each other. We do not recommend sleeping in your jewellery.

  • Do not store jewellery next to heating vents, windowsills or in the bathroom. Damp and hot condition will cause the jewellery to tarnish badly.

  • Emily Hawkesford includes a small silver polishing cloth with each order but to give your items that extra shine we recommend using a silver dip solution. Always ensure you clean your item after silver dipping, with warm soapy water and a soft toothbrush.

  • Take extra care when cleaning jewellery with gemstones and pearls and if unsure, do ask your local jeweler or contact us for further assistance.

If you do all the above you are a better person than I, and your jewellery will look better for longer than mine!