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Caring for your Jewellery


As Ellen Catherine is all handmade we ask you take particular care in looking after jewellery and follow these rules to keep it shiny for longer.  

  • Jewellery should always be the last item on and the first off. 
  • Avoid spraying hairspray and perfumes on or near, as this tarnishes the jewellery. This is especially important for gold plated items. 
  • Avoid wearing your jewellery in shower or bath! 
  • Polish the jewellery with a soft cloth. If you need to wash it do it with a wee bit of fairy liquid and warm water. 

Tarnished Silver Jewellery:

Tarnishing on silver jewellery is really common, especially if it has not be worn for a while. The best technique is the bicarb of soda trick! Make a little dish out of aluminium foil and put in a bowl. Add the jewellery and half a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda. Pour boiled water onto in and watch as the jewellery gets cleaned through the chemical reaction. This only works for non plated silver and gold. You might find you need to do the trick several times in the tarnish is super deep. 

If you'd like a proper clean, please contact me on catherine@ellencatherine.co.uk.