Your beautiful new jewels are made from high quality sterling silver, 18ct Gold Vermeil, natural shells and gemstones. They require a little extra care to ensure they have a long (and shiny!) life.
Please be gentle when handling your jewellery. Sterling silver is a soft and malleable metal that can easily bend or break under force or when dropped, knocked or stored incorrectly. Never try to adjust the sizing or fit of your ring by bending it. Our high quality chains are fragile and should not be worn when there is risk of them being caught as they will snap if pulled vigorously. When not being worn, your jewellery should be stored in a sturdy container such as the box it came in. Please don't throw it loose into your bag!
HANDMADE STYLES INCLUDING SHELLS AND GEMSTONES
Many of our styles are handmade and require extra care when handling. Shells and gemstones in particular can shatter or fall out if dropped. Please take extra care when cleaning around the area where the shell or gemstone meets the metal as this junction is particularly fragile.
Store jewellery in a cool, dry place. Storing your Larimar jewels away from sun and heat will help prevent colour loss.
Our gold styles are plated in 18ct gold, which means a layer of gold is placed on the surface of solid sterling silver metal. As the jewellery is not solid gold, extra care should be taken to avoid scratches and wear to the thin gold layer. Our gold jewellery may be worn in water, but this may cause the plating to wear off quicker.
Chemicals such as chlorine in pools and spas, hairspray, perfume, lotions (and even air and the naturally occurring oils on your skin!) will react with silver over time and cause it to oxidise. This is perfectly normal. However, good habits will slow this process down.
Store your jewellery in a cool, dry place, wrapped in a soft piece of cloth or other safe storage option such as the box it came in or jewellery case when not being worn.
Follow the last on, first off rule - put your jewellery on last when getting ready to go out, after you've applied lotions, perfumes and other products, and make sure it's the first thing off before you shower or start using cleansing products.
Polish your jewels regularly with a soft cloth, such as this one. This will not only bring oxidised jewellery up to a nice shine, but it will remove substances that may cause the jewellery to continue to oxidise quicker.
You can clean your jewellery by rubbing with a soft polishing cloth. A couple of drops of gentle detergent in warm water can also be used, before rinsing and drying with a soft polishing cloth. Gentle silver polish may be used, although we do not recommend it for our gold plated styles.
We want you to be 100% satisfied with your new purchase, and offer a 60 day manufacturing warranty on our jewellery. If anything about your order is less than perfect, please contact us straight away, with a picture of your jewellery and order number, and we will be happy to sort it out for you.
Please note this does not cover misuse or damage caused by not following the above instructions.
As always, we're here to help! If you have any further questions, please get in touch with us here.