Please remove your jewellery when showering or swimming, exercising, applying make-up, cosmetics, perfume, oils, moisturisers and whilst sleeping.
Gently polish your jewellery with a soft, dry 100% cotton cloth or microfiber cloth to bring back the shine and remove any unwanted chemicals on the surface.
Perfumes, chemicals and cosmetics can cloud the excellence of your jewellery and dull the surface of gold vermeil and sterling silver. We recommend applying your cosmetics, moisturisers and hair products before wearing your jewellery.
Avoid spraying perfume directly onto or around your jewellery. As it might lead to discoloration. Protect your jewellery when layering from scratching and chipping.
Please be extra careful with brass and copper compositions so your jewellery can last longer.
Please note that all metals oxidise naturally with time and will require maintenance.
When jewellery is exposed to moisture and humidity it can cause oxidisation and tarnishing. We recommend storing your jewellery in cool and dark places. Our Esmaé pouches are perfect for this.
Sterling Silver: 925 Sterling silver is an alloy of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper. We plate our silver jewellery in Rhodium, which gives it extra shine and durability. Rhodium is one of the costliest precious metals due to its rarity.
H2O sensitive Avoid water when wearing our pieces because over time Sterling Silver will oxidise. The oils in your skin help keep silver from oxidising faster. So, wear often. Keep your piece in your Esmae pouch or box to keep oxygen bay. Nickle and lead free.
Gold vermeil: Not to be confused with regular gold plating. Vermeil is a much thicker layer of Gold which gives the pieces their long-lasting colour, for a piece to be considered Vermeil, the Gold must be a minimum of 10k and 1.5 microns. We use 18k Gold layered on Sterling Silver.
Stainless steel: Although stainless steel is strong, resistant, and practical, it is no less beautiful than other types of jewellery. If you desire a piece that will truly stand the test of time, without losing an inkling of brilliance, then stainless steel jewellery is for you. Stainless steel is a highly resistant alloy, composed of iron and around 10.5% chromium.
Also, be sure to keep your stainless-steel jewellery separate from your other pieces of jewellery. Its robust chemical composition can scratch and damage your finer pieces of jewellery, especially those made from high-carat yellow gold or high-purity sterling silver.