Jewellery care is essential to maintaining your accessories. Over time, due to natural wear and tear, items of jewellery may need to be professionally repaired, A Weathered Penny is happy to assist with repairing or replacement requests. Please email via the contact page for a quote.
First of all it’s extremely important to remember that silver and gold plating are soft metals that can scratch and dent very easily. To keep your jewellery looking it’s best for as long as possible follow these simple steps and enjoy styling your accessories for even longer.
Do not sleep in your jewellery. During the night we all sweat to some degree which can damage the jewellery, causing the plating to wear faster. Ensure your accessories are placed somewhere out of the reach of skin.
Did you know not store gold and silver plated jewellery together? The different metals will react with one another causing your items to tarnish/fade or, on some occasions even change colour. Store all your jewellery in a dry / sun free area to help keep your jewels looking fresh for longer.
Did you know that air can effect the quality of some jewellery? Once you have taken your jewellery off at night, be sure to keep it safe in a zip lock bag (or a similar option, restricted from air). This simple attention to jewellery care will help maintain your items for longer.
You should clean your jewellery at least once every two months with a damp cloth of warm natural soapy water. Do not use any chemicals, as this can affect your jewellery and importantly, remember to be gentle with your accessories. When cleaned thoroughly, dry with a clean cloth or paper towel for best results.
Make sure to apply any make up, perfume, lotions and potions before you style your jewellery. Most of the mentioned applications contain chemicals which can affect the metals. Furthermore, this even includes hand sanitiser, it’s like weed killer to rings!
Don’t forget to remove your jewellery before you head out to do your squats or go swimming. Items of jewellery can easily be caught on machinery, fly off and go missing. Take care of your body and jewellery.
Finally, try removing any accessories before beginning any strenuous activities, such as gardening, shopping and cleaning.
In conclusion, we hope these simple steps prolong your jewellery and you continue to find A Weathered Penny your source of on-trend, well cared for jewellery.
For any questions, either regarding the advice or queries regarding jewellery care please drop us an email via the contact us page.
Your jewellery care, cared for by A Weathered Penny.