At TLKC all our jewellery is made with genuine .925 sterling silver and our gold vermeil jewellery is made with genuine .925 sterling silver which has been expertly plated with a rose or yellow gold layer.
All jewellery is and can be susceptible to damage and scratching as sterling silver is a relatively soft metal. When cared for correctly, your special keepsake jewellery will last a lifetime.
We have a few tips for taking care of your gorgeous keepsake jewellery…
The best way to keep your sterling silver jewellery looking beautiful is to wear it, as this stops the metal from oxidising with the air. However, the natural oils in skin as well as the body’s PH balance can vary from person to person and cause a reaction resulting in a tarnished effect to your jewellery.
We recommend regularly cleaning and polishing your jewellery with an anti-tarnish cloth to keep it looking shiny and pristine.
Avoid using commercial silver dips as they may remove the any finishes which are designed to highlight the detail in specific charms and jewellery in our collection.
To prevent your metals, gemstones and pearls from scratching and tarnishing, keep your jewellery in individual boxes or soft pouches and store these in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
It is best to remove all jewellery when in the swimming pool to prevent your metal and gemstones from contact with chlorinated water.
Keep all of your metal and gemstones well away from domestic cleaning products and avoid contact with any corrosive chemicals like those in perfume, lotions, hairspray and rubber, as well as products containing sulphur such as mayo, eggs, mustard, wool and latex.
Avoid rose and yellow gold vermeil items coming into contact with soap, as it can give gold jewellery a dull appearance. A regular clean with an anti-tarnish polishing cloth will bring the brightness and sparkle back in a jiffy!
All our freshwater pearls are of the highest grade ensuring a beautiful lustre and colour. Pearls are delicate gems with a low resistance to heat, it’s best to avoid contact with any chemicals and cleaning sprays.
Stainless steel is much harder than sterling silver and other precious metals so it is best to keep it separate to avoid scratches or damage to other jewellery.
Although it is very strong and hard-wearing, stainless can still be damaged so it is best to avoid wearing during manual work or sports.
Our anti-tarnish polishing cloths will bring up your stainless steel keepsakes a treat, just remember to polish with the grain of the metal and not against it.
To best look after our adjustable ball slider bracelets, always put on or remove the bracelet with care as the chains can become weakened over time from repeated misuse.
When adjusting the fit of your bracelet please be sure to slide the ball fastening along the chain whilst holding the two ends of the bracelet. Ideally getting someone to help you will make this easier.
Don’t be tempted to try and tighten the bracelet by pulling the two ends away from each other or to tug on the chain to loosen it.
For more jewellery care tips and facts, check out the TLKC blog!