All jewellery needs to be cared for to keep it looking its best. Tarnish is simply a reaction which naturally occurs when silver is exposed to moisture or reacts with hydrogen sulphide in the air.
Tarnish appears as a dull, grey or black film or coating over the silver.
Please remember your jewellery is an individually hand- made bespoke piece and these after care instructions will help prolong the beauty of your jewellery.
To help protect your jewellery from extra wear and tear, it's best to not wear it with other jewellery which could knock or scratch it. (For example don't wear it with another necklace or wear two charm bracelets on the same wrist, or lots of dangly bracelet charms together.)
Avoid your jewellery coming in contact perfume or aftershave, hairspray and body lotions etc.
A humid environment may tarnish your silver. Please keep your jewellery as dry as possible and do not wear whilst showering, bathing or swimming (Chlorine can permanently damage and discolour your jewellery).
Also please remove your jewellery when exercising and sleeping.
You should always remove your jewellery before using any household cleaners especially those containing bleach as they may mark and ruin your jewellery.
Soap can cause a film to form over your jewellery causing it to appear dull and dingy.
Silver jewellery should be regularly cleaned with an anti-tarnish polishing cloth specially designed for silver jewellery. It is best to do this regularly to prevent any build up.
One small cloth is provided with each piece of jewellery.
I would recommend using this cloth to gently polish your silver after each wear. You should then wrap your jewellery in the cloth when you are not wearing it.
The polish begins to wear off these cloths after opening.
I would therefore suggest that you also buy additional polishing cloths to keep your jewellery looking good. Talk of the town polish clothes are a good option.
Using a silver dip will remove the antique effect (the black effect on the print) but they work well for cleaning chains.

I am always happy to advise you so please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any issues. If you are local to me I am happy to re polish your jewellery for you.

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