Oxidised Sterling Silver
Each piece of jewellery is handmade from my Auckland based studio. Being handmade means that each piece will be slightly different from the last. Please allow 2-3 weeks to make until Shipping. We will keep you informed at all stages.
HerbertandWilks Jewellery strives to create stunning, unique wearable pieces that can last a long time. To keep your Silver Jewellery pieces looking extra fresh, some basic care will be required and here are some tips to get you started. Removing jewellery when performing manual tasks can prevent physical damage caused to your jewellery because of rough contact or exposure to chemicals. Invest in a Jewellery box or roll to keep your pieces organised and to help avoid scratches. Sterling Silver will oxidise over time due to the nature of the metal but here is what you can do either clean your silver jewellery using a polishing cloth or wash with warm water, mild dish soap (no harsh detergents) and a soft brush. To be honest I wear my personal pieces all the time (bed, work, in the workshop, sea, showers, pools) and my pieces keep clean and it solves the problem with storage! Yes, there are scratches from wearing the jewellery, but I like the charm and character they provide the piece. My jewellery is made to be worn. If I really want a piece to shine I can always use a polishing cloth on them to make them shine like new. In the end, its all up to you to decide how you prefer your pieces to be cared for. Hope you have found these tips useful.
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