As with most precious metals, silver tarnishes. Tarnishing is less likely to happen when the jewellery is worn regularly, but if tarnishing occurs simply polish with a soft polishing cloth. You can also clean silver with mild soap and water. If severely tarnished, we can professionally clean items for you.
Silver is relatively soft, so store items separately to avoid scratching.
Products such as lotions, cosmetics, hair products and perfume accelerate tarnishing, so remove silver jewellery when applying.
Also, avoid contact with household chemicals and chlorinated water as these cause corrosion and tarnishing. If you accidentally expose the jewellery to such chemicals then we can advice on what to do, just drop by our shop or call us on 01580 763357.
Ever wondered what it is that makes rose gold "rose"? Pure gold (24ct) is very soft, so tends not to be used in jewellery. We therefore mix metal alloys with pure gold to make it more durable.
The three most popular colours are yellow, white and rose/red. The pink colour of rose gold comes from the gold being alloyed with copper.
It was commonly worn in 19th century Russia and is again becoming more popular in the 21st century thanks to its beautiful, soft, rosy hue.
We have a number of rose gold items in store and we also make rose gold jewellery to your specification. Please feel free to email us here with any questions.