Our jewellery is generally made from 925 sterling silver, with 18ct gold or rose gold plating, or brass with rhodium plating. Correct and regular care can prolong the durability of the jewellery.
To ensure your jewellery lasts as long as possible, please take note of the following care instructions:
- Rings and other items of jewellery should preferably not be used while undertaking any physical or labour intensive activities, while swimming (in salt or chlorinated water) or during sports.
- The jewellery should be taken off before going to bed and prior to showering.
- Perfume and hairspray can remove the sheen and the brilliance of the jewellery. For this reason, it is advisable to use perfume, hairspray and other cosmetics before putting on the jewellery.
- Imitation pearls must not come into contact with perfume, make-up or hairspray. Their coating is damaged by alcohol or other solvents. It should be stored separate from other jewellery, ideally in a fabric pouch or wrapped in a soft cloth. This will prevent your imitation pearls being scratched. Please note: imitation pearl jewellery must not be exposed to sunlight. The UV radiation in sunlight damages and bleaches the pearls.
Soap, crème and make-up residues can be removed using an ultrasound device. The ultrasound device should not contain aggressive cleaning agents. For best results, use water and a neutral detergent.
Only silver dipping baths specifically designed for jewellery must be used. Immerse the jewellery for approx. 10 seconds and then rinse thoroughly under hot water and rub dry using a cloth.
Items of jewellery with imitations pearls, lapis lazuli, coral, turquoise, mother-of-pearl or hematite are not suitable for cleaning in a silver dipping bath.
Wear and Tear
At Vintage Styler, our silver pieces are crafted using 925 sterling silver and gold pieces are plated using 18 carat yellow or rose gold.
External influences like scratches and tarnishing are normal signs of wear and tear and are not material faults.
Store your silver jewellery in a clean, dry place away from direct sun exposure. Please avoid storing your jewellery in damp and hot conditions as this can cause silver and gold plating to discolour and tarnish.