JEWELLERY CARE ADVICE
Marion Made Jewellery is designed to to be worn and treasured. It does need to be looked after and loves a bit of TLC. To keep your jewellery looking its best here are a few simple care tips:
A silver-dip solution is the best way to clean both your silver and vermeil jewellery. Dip your jewellery in the solution for a couple of seconds only and then rinse thoroughly in warm water. For more stubborn dirt use tan old toothbrush to gently rub away and then rinse well.
If you do not have silver dip you can also use my preferred cleaning method of placing a piece of aluminium foil in a bowl, sprinkling a teaspoon of Bicarbonate of soda, place your jewellery on top and then carefully pour over boiling water. Finish by rinsing well in lukewarm water.
A silver polishing cloth can also be used to gently buff your items to a high finish.
Silver dip solution will damage soft stones such as pearls so give them a rub with a soft cloth or use a specialist pearl cleaner.
Scents, lotions and potions can all react with silver causing it to tarnish, cause the vermeil to erode and damage stones, especially pearls. We recommend applying your products first & allowing a few minutes for them to be absorbed.
Avoid spraying perfume or hairspray directly onto your jewellery as this can damage it.
Jewellery should be removed when doing physical work,playing sports etc.
Hot weather and sweat can speed up the tarnishing process.
At night store your pieces in a cool dry place such as their box or a jewellery box.