How to care for your fashion jewellery

How to care for your fashion jewellery

We want you to enjoy your finery forever, that's why we consciously craft our fashion jewellery from materials that last with thoughtful care. In this post, we've curated our best tips to help you keep your fashion jewellery in its best and shiniest condition.

 

The golden rule

To keep things simple, the easiest way to care for your jewellery (whether it's fashion or fine) is to follow the golden rule of last on, first off.

This means your jewellery should be the last thing you put on in the morning and the first thing you take off at night. By following this rule, you can avoid:

  • Snagging and tangling jewellery while getting dressed or undressed
  • Discolouring metals from contact with perfumes and cosmetics
  • Catching and damaging jewellery while sleeping

 

Storing your jewellery

Protect your jewellery when it's not in use by storing pieces separately and organised by metal in a jewellery box. It is crucial to ensure pieces are separated to avoid tarnish from metals being in contact with each other. 

Keeping your jewellery in a space with low humidity and minimal direct sunlight is also ideal to slow the tarnishing process and avoid discolouration.

 

Cleaning your jewellery

Cleaning jewellery is not a one-size-fits-all process, so it's important to understand the different ways to care for your various types of jewellery.

Gold filled

Gold filled jewellery is best cleaned with a soft cotton cloth. Typical jewellery cleaning chemicals are too abrasive for gold filled jewellery, so we recommend using a little bit of warm water and our soft cleaning cloth to make your fashion jewellery shine.

Silver

For regular maintenance of your sterling silver jewellery, dust and remove debris with our soft cleaning cloth. To remove tarnish, we recommend using our soft cloth in conjunction with a silver polish.

Pearls

Never submerge your freshwater pearls in water. When pearls absorb water, fermentation can occur inside of them, which in turn leads to discolouration and dulling. We recommend using our soft cleaning cloth to wipe away any debris and restore shine to your pearl jewellery.

Opals

Clean and polish your opals monthly with a small amount of warm water and our soft polishing cloth. 

 

What to avoid

To keep your gold filled jewellery in its best condition, we recommend removing your jewellery before carrying out the following activities. 

Swimming

It's important to remove your jewellery before you hit the beach or pool. Salt or chlorinated water can damage your gold filled jewellery and dull its shine.

Exercising

Your gold filled jewellery can become dull when exposed to sweat, so be sure to remove your pieces before working out.

Applying cosmetics

Take a moment to let your cosmetics, perfumes and hair products settle before donning your jewellery, as the chemicals they contain may tarnish your gold filled pieces.

Sleeping

By sleeping in your jewellery, you risk tangling and breaking your pieces. That's why it's so important to stick to the golden rule of last on, first off and remove all of your finery before heading to bed.