Our jewellery is special; every piece is imagined, meticulously handcrafted and finished in our studio in Lisbon, Portugal. Over time, jewellery can start to show signs of wear and tear, but by following the simple steps below you can ensure yours continues to look its best. Jewellery is delicate by nature and we encourage customers to take extra care when wearing it daily. Be careful not to damage or scratch your jewellery, take it off and store it safely while you do any rough or heavy work – lifting, gardening etc. All metals become dulled and tarnished from contact with chemicals, so it's best to remove your jewellery when you shower, spray perfume, apply lotion or exercise. We also advise taking off your jewellery at night to prevent it from becoming scratched and tangled. We hope you find the following information helpful – please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any more questions by emailing us here.
Over time, the metal will dull, but it can easily and quickly be cleaned, brightening to its original finish. To clean your jewellery, add a few drops of washing up liquid to some warm water and clean gently with a soft toothbrush. This will help remove any dirt which may have become trapped under stones or in gaps. Dry your pieces carefully with a soft towel.
Silver, although durable, can be scratched. Be mindful when wearing and storing your pieces to help keep their polished finished and lustrous shine. As with most precious metals, silver tarnishes. This is less likely to happen if it's worn regularly – wearing your pieces is an essential part of their care. You can clean your silver pieces in warm water and brighten back to a shine using a silver cloth.
Gold is a beautiful warm colour and deserves to be kept looking its very best! It is resilient to tarnishing and oxidation, but it can slowly lose its shine. As with silver pieces, be careful when wearing and storing your gold pieces – gold is by its nature a little softer than silver, so it's more susceptible to being marked. You can clean your gold piece(s) in warm water and brighten back to a shine by using a soft, lint free cloth. We offer a dedicated cleaning service for our fine jewellery. For more information please contact us.
Gold plating does wear off over time, however you can ensure that it lasts as long as possible by being careful when wearing, storing and cleaning your gold plate pieces. Always remove your jewellery when spraying perfume, applying lotion, showering, swimming or exercising. Store your pieces safely when they're not being worn. Gold plate pieces can be cleaned using warm water and shined up using a silver cloth, however please ensure you take extra care as this will slowly wear down the layer of gold.
It is important to us that you love wearing your jewellery and we want to help you keep it looking its best. At our studio in Lisbon, we offer a cleaning service to our customers for a fee. Whether you'd like a piece cleaned, re-plated or simply checked over, please get in touch here for a quote – we'd love to help.