About My Jewellery
All my products are handmade and of the highest possible quality. I have taken the time to find the best professionals in each area of expertise. All sourcing, casting and gold plating are made by local businesses with great experience and high-quality standards. You can be assured that the final product has passed strict quality control.
Jewellery is meant to be worn and enjoyed. But as with all jewellery, there are some considerations to take in product care to ensure that the surface remains in perfect condition for the longest time possible.
- Always protect jewellery from knocks, scratching, chemicals, perfumes, and body lotions and extreme heat or cold.
- Store your jewellery in the box provided when not in use or a zip-lock bag.
- Avoid wearing when cleaning, bathing and gardening or performing sports activities.
I want you to be aware of the fact that due to normal wear some of the finishing looks will fade or disappear over time. The surface treatments and processes are not permanent.
The pearly white finish you see in the silver pieces in the Mantaray or Driftwood series is the fine silver preserved in the metal. This finish will fade over some time, but can be recreated if you wish so.
When your fine silver finish starts to fade you can use a simple method to recreate it at home:
- Use a dish or a bowl that can withstand high heat
- Coat the bottom with tin foil
- Add 2 tbsp. of baking soda (natron/natriumbicarbonat)
- Add boiling water. Just enough to cover the jewellery
- Put the jewellery in the mixture and make sure the jewellery is in contact with the tin foil
- Leave the jewellery in the mixture for 1-2 hours
- Clean the jewellery with water and the fine silver finish is now recreated
The gold plating a 24k heavy gold plating and is of extraordinary long-lasting and high-end quality; therefore it will retain its beautiful colour for a longer time than most jewellery tends to. The estimated time of durability is about a year under everyday use. Like other surfaces, the gold plating will fade and disappear over time but can easily be re-plated.
Oxidation is as other surfaces not permanent. All oxidized silver pieces will also fade and change with natural wear. It varies from what kind of jewellery it is and how you take care of it. It can also be oxidized again and regain the black colour finish.
When your oxidized jewellery starts to fade you can use a simple method to re-oxidized at home:
- Clean your jewellery with normal dish soap
- Boil an egg. This needs to be hard-boiled - up to 10-15 min. cooking time.
- Put your clean jewellery in a tea bag. This is to shield your jewellery from grease.
- Separate the yolk from the egg whites and put the whites in a zip-lock bag.
- Mash the egg whites into little pieces and put your tea-bag with jewellery in the egg mass.
- Leave overnight
- Take out your jewellery and clean again with dish soap. Your jewellery is now re-oxidized.
All the surfaces are possible to re-create. You can go to your local goldsmith or contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org