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.
Gold plated brass jewellery
Gold plated brass is electroplated with 0.25 microns 18K gold.
Gold plated pieces are delicate jewellery items. Care should be taken when cleaning gold plated jewellery to protect the layer of gold from being worn away. To prolong the Gold plating, remove rings, bracelets, etc. when washing hands or hand sanitizer. Avoid your Gold plated jewellery coming into contact with perfume or perfumed lotions. The perfume will react with the plating and cause it to wear off.
Avoid direct contact with water (salt or fresh), excessive perspiration, and chemicals such as chlorine, sulphur, detergent and lotion. Excessive light, heat or moisture will deteriorate the quality of plating on the metal. Exposing plated jewellery to water will cause the plating to disintegrate or wear off. No showering in your new gold plated jewel.
Store away in a box or keep it wrapped up. A great way to keep your jewellery shiny for longer is in a ziploc or grip-seal bag. To clean Gold plated jewellery wipe lightly your Gold plated piece with a damp cotton cloth to remove surface dirt or dust. Be sure it is completely dry before storing the jewellery again.
Do not use a silver cloth or abrasive compounds i.e. baking soda to clean the Gold plated jewellery.
Our pieces are delicate and we take no responsibility for careless wear or storage.