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JEWELLERY CARE

All V products are made using part recycled 925 Sterling Silver. We plate with rhodium to prevent tarnishing and 18 carat yellow gold. Here are a few tips to keep your jewels shining as brightly as when you first receive them:

 

STORAGE

 

  • Store your V Jewellery out in the open on a stand, as storing items inside the box can cause the metal to dull.
  • Wearing your jewels frequently also wards off tarnishing, so we encourage regular wear!
  • Store jewellery in cool, dry places and avoid rooms with excess consendation as this can damage delicate gemstones and cause precious metals to discolour, tarnish and erode.
  • To help prevent oxidisation, store silver jewellery in air-tight plastic bag. 
  • Keep each item seperate to prevent scratching.
  • Never spray perfume, hairspray or any other solvent on your jewellery.
  • To prevent harsh chemicals damaging your jewellery, we advise you to apply cosmetic products prior to putting on the piece.
  • Silver is a soft metal by nature so treat your jewels delicately and do not wear to bed.
  • We recommend removing jewellery when participating in any physical or labour intensive activities.
  • Harsh chemicals, such as chlorine can damage, discolour or erode precious metals and gemstones, therefore jewellery should be removed when bathing and swimming.
 

CLEANING

 

  • In order to keep the original brilliance of your jewellery, we recommend using a soft, dry, lint-free cloth after each wear to remove any make up or natural skin oils. 
  • We advise against using abrasive cleaners on jewellery and using rough paper tissues to clean precious metals as this can scratch the metal.
  • Jewellery containing gemstones are more fragile, so please take extra care when cleaning.
  • If you are unsure on how to clean a piece of jewellery, please contact a local jeweller for professional advice.

 

STERLING SILVER

  • Wearing your jewellery is a key way of contributing to the longevity as it prevents the piece from tarnishing.
  • Use a non-abrusive silver polishing cloth to maintain the metals lustre and shine.
  • We advise against using commercial silver polishes as this can cause damage to the gemstones, however we recommend consulting a professional for advice on using specialist silver polish.
  • To preserve the shine, we recommend cleaning your jewellery in warm soapy water and pat dry with a lint free polishing cloth. Pieces must be rinsed thoroughly and dried well.

 

GOLD

  • Extra care should be taken when cleaning gold plated jewellery to prevent any damage to the layer of gold.
  • Over time, gold-plated jewellery can fade and oxidise depending on wear and exposure to chemicals.
  • To avoid any damage to the surface of the jewellery, do not press hard when cleaning gold-plated and gold-filled jewellery. 
  • To preserve the warm shine, we recommend cleaning your jewellery in warm soapy water and pat dry with a lint free polishing cloth. Pieces must be rinsed thoroughly and dried well.