CARE FOR YOUR JEWELLERY
Air pollutants, dust, perspiration, perfumes, oils and other natural elements can all cause problems.
Put jewellery on after applying cosmetics, perfume, lotion, hair products etc, it should be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off. Remove your jewellery when cleaning, showering, exercising/playing sports - especially swimming (pool chemicals can cause severe discolouration/tarnishing).
Gold and silver jewellery can be polished with a soft, clean cloth or proprietary jewellery cleaning cloth. Jewellery set with gems can be cleaned with a soft brush and soapy water (in the case of pearls which can easily scratch use a new, clean makeup brush), rinse under warm running water and dry with a soft cloth. We do not recommend the use of silver polish or silver dip.
Patina will naturally develop over time on silver items as part of the ageing process, it can also it can also be introduced by the maker as part of the design process. The charm of patinated jewellery is that pieces will change over time creating a totally unique look, individual to you. Care should be taken to clean them only with a soft cloth, never with silver cleaner which would remove the patina.
Gold plated items should only ever be cleaned gently with a soft cloth to protect the plated surface. If after a few years (depending on the frequency of wear) the plating begins to thin in high wear areas, we are happy to offer a re-plating service at cost.
Store items wrapped in acid free tissue paper.
N.B. PATINATED ITEMS ARE NOT FOOD SAFE .
Patinated items have been conserved with Renassance microcrystaline wax (as used by museums, art galleries and conservators throughout the world), all you need to do is give them a buff with a soft cloth from time to time. If you wish you can wash with warm soapy water (a very soft tooth or makeup brush is useful) and re polish with two or three very light coats of wax. Please note that the use of chemical cleaners, silver/brass/copper polish will damage and remove the patination.
Wash with warm soapy water (a very soft tooth or makeup brush is useful) and dry well, or use a proprietary silver cleaner or impregnated silver cloth.
COPPER AND BRASS
Left alone these will with time, develop their own subtle patina. If you prefer them bright and shiny then use a copper/brass cleaner (a soft tooth or makeup brush is useful). Once cleaned wash with warm soapy water and dry well.
INCENSE AND CANDLE HOLDERS GET VERY HOT, DO NOT TOUCH UNTIL COOL AND ALWAYS PLACE ON A HEAT RESISTANT SURFACE OR THE CORK MAT PROVIDED WITH YOUR PURCHASE.
Votive candle holders - Pure beeswax candles
A complimentary second candle is included with your purchase, if you would like replacements the supplier is :- Real Sunshine
8 X 100% Pure Beeswax Solid Taper Dinner Church Pillar Candles 5cm x 3.1cm.
I hope you get as much enjoyment out of my work as I did making it.