We ask clients to retain your elements such as breastmilk, because it makes a remake possible when needed. If you haven’t retained the elements, we may be able to do a repair, but can’t guarantee results.
Thank you for reading, we will do our best to help if your piece needs repair at the discussed cost.
Silver Jewellery Care Instructions
Silver is a great precious metal to choose for keepsake jewellery and does not need much care.
Tarnishing Most silver will usually tarnish eventually. This often turns the silver black, brown or dark grey but can also have a greenish or blueish hue because of the copper content. Silver will tarnish faster under certain conditions. Sulphur, humidity, air quality (such as living near the sea), even body chemistry will affect how quickly it tarnishes. Coming into contact with egg and oil can tarnish silver faster.
Silver jewellery can be polished with a silver polishing cloth but please avoid the resin area.
We don’t recommend you use an ultrasonic cleaner or cleaning bath because the liquid/chemicals may damage the resin.
Most local jewellers can polish the piece for you and will take care to protect the resin.
Some silver is rhodium plated, which makes it tarnish-free, but that will wear off over time and leave a patchy effect. These pieces need to be re-coated by a specialist who can protect the resin during the plating process.
We use 925 sterling silver where possible.
Scrapes & Scratches – Try to avoid bumping and scratching your piece as this could damage. A professional jeweller can remove scratches but please let them know your piece contains resin.
When Silver Jewellery Has Been Damaged – If your piece has become damaged then it may need to be remade from scratch. We can usually save the resin part and set it in a new piece but please see our resin jewellery care instructions if the resin is also damaged.