Every piece of PHINE jewellery is lovingly handmade in our London Studio from solid recycled 925 Sterling Silver, 18ct. gold vermeil (925 Silver, 3 microns gold plating) or Solid fair trade Gold.
Caring for your jewellery ensures that it will look great every time you wear it.
HOW TO LOOK AFTER YOUR SILVER JEWELLERY
Silver naturally tarnishes with exposure to air and the environment. Additionally lotions, perfumes, bleach and chlorine all have adverse effects on the quality and look of any silver.
In order to ensure that tarnishing doesn’t spoil your silver jewellery, it is important to follow a few simple steps;
Apply any scents and lotions before you put on the jewellery.
Avoid wearing pieces when doing sport or washing up.
We advise that you keep your jewellery in the pouch it came in or alternatively in a zip lock plastic bag this reduces the risk of scratching as well as tarnishing.
To keep your jewellery clean we recommend that you gently rub the item with a lint free cloth. Be very careful when cleaning chains and pieces with gems in.
HOW TO LOOK AFTER YOUR GOLD VERMEIL JEWELLERY
Phine gold vermeil pieces are 18k gold vermeil onto sterling silver, which consists of three layers of 18k gold plating on top of the silver.
Gold vermeil will fade over time, depending on its wear and the amount of care taken. We advise you follow the below instructions to care for your gold vermeil jewellery.
As with silver, we advise gold plated Jewellery not to be worn when showering or exercising. Preventing it from getting wet and keeping it away from harsh chemicals, lotions and perfumes will ensure its lasting quality.
To clean rub gently and very occasionally with a lint free cloth.
Do not wear your jewellery at night and remove it for sports and water activities.
HOW TO LOOK AFTER YOUR GOLD JEWELLERY
Solid Gold is lasting and durable but can get scratched or dented if treated roughly. This is particularly true of items worn on the hands like rings and bracelets that are prone to a lot of knocks. So remove these pieces before any type of strenuous activity.
Second, beware of chemicals. Gold’s worst enemy is chlorine. Repeated exposure can weaken gold’s structure, eventually leading to breakage. So keep your gold jewelry away from chlorinated cleaning products and out of swimming pools and jacuzzis.
On a related note, acids, abrasives and other harsh chemicals found in some common household cleaning solutions can weaken your jewelry or damage its finish. So it’s best to cover up rings and bracelets with rubber gloves while doing heavy-duty cleaning. Or better yet, take them off altogether.
Gold can loose its luster over time if repeatedly exposed to dust, moisture, perspiration and makeup. So make sure to clean your jewellery regularly. You can use a cleaning solution of sudsy, lukewarm water, or bring it to your local jeweller and have it professionally steam-cleaned. After cleaning and rinsing, always dry and polish jewellery with a chamois or soft cloth to avoid scratches and bring out its shine.
Proper storage is as important as cleaning. Protect your gold jewellery by storing it safely in a jewellery box or keeping it wrapped in a soft cloth when not being worn. Furthermore, keeping pieces stored separately will prevent them from getting tangled or scratching one another.
REPAIRS AND POLISHING SERVICE
If any of your Phine jewellery is looking a bit loved and worn you can send it to us for a touch of R&R, we will polish it up and return it to its former glory for a small charge plus postage.
All R&R clients and repairs may take up to 6 weeks during our busiest time between October and January.
R&R jewellery will not be worked on until items have been paid for.
Email us at email@example.com to book in your jewellery’s R&R or if you have any questions about cleaning your Phine Jewellery.