General jewellery care
Use the jewel cloth included to clean your DSD jewel or cotton cloth and mild dish detergent diluted in water. Apply the diluted dish detergent to the clean cotton cloth and rub the piece in one direction. Try to avoid circular motions.
To remove heavier tarnish, wash your silver jewellery with warm water and mild soap. Never use anything but a clean, nub-free cotton or flannel cloth. If more thorough cleaning is required, an authorized jeweller can clean your pieces to restore them to a like-new condition. We recommend having your jewellery professionally cleaned once a year.
Keep jewellery away from scratching, banging, chemicals of all kinds, swimming pools, hot tubs, extreme temps, and intense sunlight. Do not roll them onto your hand while clasped. Remove jewellery before doing gardening, cleaning, household repairs or any strenuous activities. Remove jewellery before swimming, bathing, taking shower or washing hands. Wipe your jewellery off with a soft cloth after wear and them in their box when not worn.
If necessary, clean jewellery very gently with a damp cloth without rubbing to much, let it air dry if any moisture remains. If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us here.
Sterling silver jewellery
Sterling silver tarnishes in the presence of common everyday items that contain sulphur, such as leather, rubber, chlorine, and perspiration. Other elements to be mindful of are air pollutants and salt water. Because these substances cannot be completely avoided, it is recommended that sterling silver be routinely wiped down with the white side of the polishing cloth that came with your piece. Regular wear of your DSD sterling silver can also help prevent tarnishing. We recommend that you enjoy and wear your DSD jewellery every day. When not in use, store your jewellery in the DSD packaging that came with your purchase.
Sterling silver is made up of mostly pure silver and a small mix of other metals such as copper, or zinc to give the pure silver (soft) a harder durability. The usual percentage used is 92.5% of silver and 7.5% other metals. DSD sterling silver is 100% nickel free. While we guarantee all our sterling silver is 925 we do not always stamp our designs with the 925 stamp as occasionally it interferes with our design aesthetic.
Keep in mind each of our brass jewels are meant to evolve and develop a unique patina as you wear it. Our high polished jewels tend to stay bright when worn regularly, but darken up when left sitting exposed to air. You can brighten them back up with any polishing agent or cloth. We suggest the cloth included with the product. If you're just looking to remove grime, all you'll need is dish soap. If you're storing your cuffs for long periods of time without wearing them, you can keep them into their packaging box or seal them in a plastic bag to avoid exposure to oxygen that will cause them to further darken.
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc and will naturally tarnish or darken when exposed to oxygen, this can be reduced with correct storage and care. The colour of brass is unique to each individual some find it stays bright and shiny others may get a slight green tinge on their skin, this is harmless it just looks odd. This green tinge can be caused be a few different factors, the most common being heat and humidity, sweat or an acidic diet or salt water.
We suggests mixing your brass and sterling silver jewellery pieces and wearing them all together.