JEWELLERY CARE AND CLEANING
Thank you for purchasing a handcrafted piece of SOPHIE-ANNA jewellery. To keep it looking its best simply follow these simple steps.
Protect from chemicals and physical damage
Remove your jewellery when swimming, showering, washing-up or undertaking vigorous exercise. Soap, detergents, salt water and chlorine can tarnish jewellery. Always allow perfume, aftershave, hairspray or medication to dry before wearing your jewellery. Spraying onto your jewellery, however small, can tarnish gold and silver and make pearls turn yellow. Remove your rings before applying nail polish remover. Settings can get clogged up with soap and hand cream. Remove gem-set jewellery before washing hands and using cream.
Store in a clean, anti-tarnish environment
It is natural for silver to tarnish. Keep your jewellery items separate in a compartmentalised jewellery box to avoid scratches. Diamonds scratch other jewellery items so keep them wrapped up or separate. Please store your SOPHIE-ANNA items in an anti-tarnish environment. Our presentation boxes that come supplied with our jewellery are not designed for long-term storage. Always store pearls in a lined box or silk/cloth pouch not in plastic bags.
Clean periodically with soft polishing cloth
Silver can gbe cleaned with a soft silver cleaning cloth. Jewellery set with gems can be brought to life by careful cleaning with a soft brush and soapy water. Dry thoroughly with a lint-free cloth. Wipe pearls with a soft damp cloth after wearing to remove perfume,hairspray and anything else likely to damage them.
If an item of jewellery is particularly dirty then professional cleaning might be necessary.