Cleaning your jewellery
Put the sparkle back into your favourite pieces! Taking good care of your jewellery is an important ritual to observe. All Winery-of-Arts products are handcrafted out of 925 Sterling Silver, 18 Carat gold or gold plated. If your jewellery has been exposed to intense light, perfumes or any other chemicals, you may notice over time the silver may darken slightly. Or sometimes your favourite necklace is left in its box a little too lang and will naturally tarnish a little. If this does occur, your Winery-of Arts jewellery can be cleaned using a very soft specialist jewellery cloth. Alternatively silver pieces can be cleaned gently with a soft toothbrush, warm soapy water and Bicarbonate.
Avoid using ‘dip’ polish or abrasive jewellery cleaners as these contain harsh chemicals and can destroy your jewellery over time. We also do not recommend the use of any jewellery polishing cloths which have been treated with cleaners or polishing agents.
To minimise any scratching or tangling to your jewellery, ensure necklaces and bracelets are fastened.
Avoid wearing your jewellery in the bath, shower or swimming pool, the water can cause it to discolor.
Store your jewellery away from the sun and be careful not to allow perfumes, make up, body and sun creams touch your pieces as these can tarnish plated items.
PROTECTION OF YOUR GEMSTONES
While agate is a strong and resilient stone, it is not invulnerable. It is best cleaned using warm soapy water and a soft brush or cotton cloth. Do not clean agates using steam as the stone is sensitive to heat.Cosmetics and perspiration can negatively affect the surface polish of agate gemstones. Be sure to put agate jewelry on after applying make-up and perfumes, as well as removing it before swimming or engaging in sports. Do not store in direct sunlight or in a warm location.