Some of our jewellery is made with bronze components. Bronze is an alloy that is made up of mainly copper and 12-14% of tin. It contains other metals in little proportions and it also contains non-metals. Bronze is thick and also ductile.
However, it is important to note that bronze is also oxidized by air to create a layer which covers its surface. Therefore, simply clean your bronze jewellery as this helps eliminate the layer that is formed due to oxidation. You also want to clean your jewellery after each use to remove bodily oils that might have accumulated during the day. Lastly, simply store your jewellery in a plastic bag to prevent oxidation by air.
Gold is a naturally occurring metal and it has been used to make jewellery since ancient time. It is one of the most expensive and reliable forms of metal but it requires great care.
While it is resistant to rust, there are certain procedures you should keep in mind; to clean, place your gold jewellery in a bowl containing warm water just for a few minutes, scrub the surface gently with a soft brush and rinse. It is important to dry your handcrafted piece using a soft cloth.
Brass is a composite made up of both, copper and zinc. Brass is very malleable and can also be quite hard. It is possible that brass rust and produce tarnish on the surface. The good news? This can easily be removed. Gently remove the tarnish by using clean water and a soft toothbrush then rinse properly.
Lastly, we encourage you to store the jewellery in a dry box.
Gold Plated Jewellery
This amalgam consists of a metal like copper which surface has been plated with gold. Please note that gold-plated surface can wear off and by doing so it could expose the brass base product. It is important to know that gold plated does not stand up to heat and water and it could be subject to colour loss.
Taking great care of this type of jewellery means keeping it away from hard surfaces. We recommend cleaning it with a damp cotton cloth before storing it in a velvet lined box.
If it does start to wear off know you can always go to a jewellery store where the gold layer can be quickly replaced.
Rose Gold Jewellery
Rose gold is a mixture of yellow gold, copper and silver. To clean your rose gold, we recommend to wipe lightly your jewellery with a damp cotton cloth to remove surface dirt or dust. Be sure it is completely dry before storing the jewellery again.
Gold Filled Jewellery
This type of jewellery is thicker and last much longer than gold plated jewellery. It is made up of at least 5% gold and this it is more resistant.
While cleaning the item, we advise you to use a soft cloth for the surface.
Gemstones are very hard and are difficult to break but when poorly handled, just like anything else, it can be damaged. Gemstones are naturally occurring and they are very resistant to rust. When removing your jewellery, do not pull on it, this could loosen the gemstone.
We encourage you to place your gemstone jewellery in a separate box as this will reduce wear and tear.
Be advised that Gold plated, Rose Gold, Bronze and Brass requires special care. It is recommended they should not be in contact with perfumes, lotions, oils, water or any substances that may harm or discolour the jewellery, therefore, we kindly advise you to take off your jewellery when adding makeup, swimming, sleeping and exercising.
Please bear this in mind when making your purchase and make sure that you wear them as 'special occasion' jewellery rather than an everyday piece.
We crafted these pieces of jewellery with care, now we gently ask that you keep the care present. In return, the jewellery will always present itself at its best quality for you.