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JEWELLERY CARE

JEWELLERY CARE

 

 

All Cendré jewellery is skilfully designed and is expertly crafted by artisans using high quality,
lasting materials such as gold vermeil and sterling silver.
Our jewellery is designed to be worn, enjoyed and lived in.
This care guide will help you maintain your jewellery to ensure its longevity.  

 

GOLD PLATING 

Our gold-plated jewellery is made by electroplating 18k gold onto durable brass and silver.
Gold-plated jewellery requires extra care so we encourage you to follow these simple instructions
to get the most wear out of your gold-plated pieces. 

 

CARE

The nature of gold-plating means you need to take extra care when wearing
gold-plated jewellery. It’s important to remember that all metal is susceptible to
natural wear and will eventually oxidise, fade or require expert maintenance in its lifetime. 

  • Remove your jewellery when exercising, washing your hands, showering, swimming or doing anything that involves moisture.  Contact with liquid may cause oxidisation or discolouration. In other words, when there’s liquid there should be no wear. 
  • Ensure your hands are clean and dry when handling all gold-plated jewellery. 
  • Cleaning your gold-plated jewellery regularly will increase the lifespan of your piece. We recommend using a professional, high-quality jewellery cleaning solution to clean your jewellery. Do not use harsh chemicals or cleaners that aren’t specifically made for gold-plated jewellery. 
  • Rub, don’t buff. Use a cleaning solution, warm water and a soft cloth to clean your gold-plated items. We don’t recommend using a microfiber or cotton cloth to clean your gold-plated jewellery  as this may strip away the plating. Do not apply a lot of pressure when rubbing, be gentle and ensure that your jewellery is completely dry if you’ve used a liquid to clean it. 
  • Keep away from perfume, cosmetics and body and hair sprays.  
  • Store your jewellery in a secure pouch, box or air-tight container out of direct sunlight and away from heat. 
  • Take extra care of your gemstones, they may chip or become dislodged if dropped or improperly stored. 
  • If irritation occurs due to an allergic reaction try applying a thin coat of clear nail polish over your jewellery. The nail polish will act as a barrier between your skin and the jewellery and voilà, problem solved. 

 

 

VERMEIL PLATING

Unlike traditional gold plating, gold vermeil is high-quality sterling silver that has been plated in a thick layer of gold. Gold vermeil is a perfect option for those with metal allergies and is an affordable alternative to solid gold pieces. All of our gold vermeil jewellery has been crafted using 18k gold. 

 

CARE

Maintaining your gold vermeil pieces is a simple task and if you follow the below advice it’ll increase the longevity of your jewellery. It’s important to remember that all metal is susceptible to natural wear and will eventually oxidise, fade or require expert maintenance in its lifetime.

  • Remove your jewellery when exercising, washing your hands, showering, swimming or doing anything that involves moisture. Contact with liquid may cause oxidisation or discolouration. In other words, when there’s liquid there should be no wear. 
  • Buff, don’t rub. We recommend cleaning your gold vermeil jewellery with a dry microfiber or cotton cloth after each wear before storing it. Do not use metal cleaners or polishes.
  • Keep away from perfume, cosmetics and body and hair sprays.  
  • Store your jewellery in a secure pouch, box or air-tight container out of direct sunlight and away from heat. 
  • Take extra care of your gemstones, they may chip or become dislodged if dropped or improperly stored.