All our jewellery is handmade using solid sterling silver or gold. In order to keep it sparkling clean, we’ve put together a few helpful tips on how to clean and care and for your jewellery at home. Over time silver & gold will tarnish, by following these few steps, you will be able to keep your jewellery looking beautiful.
Perfume, hairspray, deodorant and cosmetics can all accelerate the tarnishing of silver & gold. To prevent this process, we recommend the following:
Remove all jewellery before swimming, working out at the gym and before you shower or bathe. Chlorine, sweat, beauty products and cleaning gels can all react with your jewellery, causing it to tarnish and discolour.
Also remove your jewellery before using household cleaning products, such as bleach or before applying hairspray and perfume.
At bedtime, take off all your jewellery and leave in a safe place, if you only wear on special occasions, try to get into the habit of individually wrapping your jewellery in a small piece of acid free tissue paper, or place in a pouch, box or a sealed bag, this will prevent air and sunlight from tarnishing your jewellery. Ideally store your jewellery in a dark, cool place.
To clean your jewellery we suggest using Hagerty sliver or gold clean, simply dip your jewellery once a week, then rinse in clean warm water, using a soft toothbrush to get into any nooks will help unclog fine chain and claw set jewellery. Dry using paper towel or a soft cloth. This will not remove any scratches from the metal, but will help to keep it shiny. Silver and jewellery cloths can also be used, to polish up silver and gold.
We offer a professional refurbishment service, where we can clean & polish your jewellery. We also provide a Rhodium plating service for white gold jewellery. Please contact us at LuLu & Charles Jewellery if you would like to use this service.