Emily has some tips on how to look after and clean your very special By Emily pieces.
Gold Plated Sterling Silver Jewellery
The gold plating that Emily uses is a thick 2-micron layer of 18k gold. Over time, this will gradually wear away eventually showing the sterling silver layer beneath. The parts that have the most contact with your skin will be the first to fade due to skins natural oils, this will give it an almost antique feel. However if you would like your piece re-plated at any time Emily would be more than happy to do this for you.
To keep your gold plated pieces shiny, gently clean with a soft 100% cotton cloth. Any matte parts of your gold-plated jewellery can be cleaned with warm soapy water and a really soft toothbrush, rinsed and dried well with a cotton cloth.Sterling Silver Jewellery
All sterling silver By Emily Jewellery pieces are handcrafted and cast into solid sterling silver using the lost wax casting technique.
Naturally over time silver will slowly tarnish in contact with the air, so here are some helpful tips on how to look after and clean your sterling silver pieces.
Sterling silver pieces can be cleaned using any commercially available solutions, Emily prefers the non-chemical environmentally friendly ones.
A gentle clean with a soft 100% cotton cloth is ideal for polishing up any shiny parts of your sterling silver pieces. Any matte parts of your silver jewellery can be cleaned with warm soapy water and a really soft toothbrush, rinsed and dried well with a cotton cloth.9ct Solid Gold Jewellery
All of Emily's solid gold pieces are made in 9ct solid gold. Emily loves using 9ct gold in her solid gold pieces as it’s the ideal combination of beautiful soft antique gold hues and strength for heirloom pieces which will last a lifetime.
A gentle clean with a soft 100% cotton cloth is ideal for maintaining your gold jewellery’s shine. It also can be cleaned with warm soapy water and a really soft toothbrush, rinsed and dried well with a cotton cloth.
Jewellery Top Tips
Try to not wear your jewellery in the shower, sea or pool as this could cause some tarnishing.
Damp and hot conditions will speed up the tarnishing process, so it’s best not to leave it next to heating, window sills or in the bathroom.
Apply any perfume, body lotion or hair products before putting on your jewellery as the chemicals in these can cause your jewellery to tarnish.
When not being worn, store your jewellery out of exposure to the air in the jewellery box it came in to minimise tarnish.
If you have any further questions about looking after your solid gold jewellery, please get in touch.