Every piece of Solitude the Label is made with care from precious metals. Follow our instructions on how to make your jewellery last a lifetime.
Our jewellery is designed to last for many years to come but all precious jewellery will naturally tarnish over time. Always protect your jewellery from knocks, scratches, chemicals, sunlight and heat/cold to minimize these effects.
Our gold plated jewellery has a thin layer of 14 carat gold on top of sterling silver.
Gold plating can wear off over time so do not let your jewellery come into contact with nail polish removers, perfume or hairspray. Do not wear gold plated jewellery on a day to day basis, to the swimming pool or while taking a shower, that way you will enjoy them much longer. Frequently clean in a mild dishwashing liquid diluted in water. Use of a polishing cloth or strong jewellery cleaner is not recommended.
Since we make all jewellery in our own atelier, you can contact us to have your jewellery replated for FREE.
Keep silver jewellery away from harsh chemicals like household cleaning fluids as they create abrasions and reduce the lustre of the metal. Thoroughly dry your silver jewellery after exposure to water.
Cleaning sterling silver jewellery
You can create an inexpensive silver dip solution. The silver dip works by creating a chemical reaction which removes tarnish. It is effective for cleaning silver chains which are difficult to clean by hand.
To create the solution
- Line a bowl or large cup with aluminium foil.
- Place your jewellery inside the lined cup or bowl.
- Cover the jewellery with a small amount of baking soda, just enough so you can barely see the jewellery.
- Pour hot water over the jewellery and wait for the bubbling to stop.
After the solution has stopped bubbling, rinse and buff the silver jewellery dry with your cloth. You may need to repeat the process multiple times for badly tarnished pieces. Please also be careful to keep yourself away from any fumes and ensure the room is well ventilated before starting.
Note: not every gemstone can handle this solution so make sure to check this before using this solution.
To make sure your Golden jewellery will last a life long (or even longer), make sure to clean your rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings every now and then. A very effective way to remove minimal tarnish and dirt from your jewellery is to use an old toothbrush and some simple dish detergent (preferably green soap) mixed with hand warm water. Use the brush to get rid of any dirt or tarnish. Gently dry and "polish" with a dry, soft and clean cloth and your jewellery will be super shiny again!
For very tarnished golden jewellery you can use the silver dip solution as described above. Be careful, if your jewellery contains a gemstone only use water and (green) soap.
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