Every piece of VerticesEdge jewellery is specially made in our London Studio from solid 925 Sterling Silver, 18ct gold vermeil (925 Silver, 3 microns gold plating) or Solid Gold.
Caring for your jewellery ensures that it will look great every time you wear it.
How to look after your silver jewellery:
Silver naturally tarnishes with exposure to air and the environment, additionally lotions, perfumes, bleach and chlorine all have adverse effects on the quality and look of any silver.
In order to ensure that tarnishing doesn’t spoil your silver jewellery, it is important to follow a few simple steps;
Apply any scents and lotions before you put it on.
Avoid wearing pieces when doing sport or washing up.
We advise that you keep your jewellery in the box it came in or alternatively in a zip lock plastic bag this reduces the risk of scratching as well as tarnishing.
To keep your jewellery clean we recommend that you gently rub the item with a lint free cloth. Be very careful when cleaning chains and pieces with gems in.
How to Look after your Gold Jewellery:
Solid Gold is lasting and durable but can get scratched or dented if treated roughly. This is particularly true of items worn on the hands like rings and bracelets that are prone to a lot of knocks. So remove these pieces before any type of strenuous activity.
Second, beware of chemicals. Gold's worst enemy is chlorine. Repeated exposure can weaken gold's structure, eventually leading to breakage. So keep your gold jewelry away from chlorinated cleaning products and out of swimming pools and jacuzzis.
On a related note, acids, abrasives and other harsh chemicals found in some common household cleaning solutions can weaken your jewelry or damage its finish. So it's best to cover up rings and bracelets with rubber gloves while doing heavy-duty cleaning. Or better yet, take them off altogether.
Gold can lose its luster over time if repeatedly exposed to dust, moisture, perspiration and makeup. So make sure to clean your jewellery regularly. You can use a cleaning solution of sudsy, lukewarm water, or bring it to your local jeweller and have it professionally steam-cleaned. After cleaning and rinsing, always dry and polish jewelry with a chamois or soft cloth to avoid scratches and bring out its shine.
Proper storage is as important as cleaning. Protect your gold jewellery by storing it safely in a jewelry box or keeping it wrapped in a soft cloth when not being worn. Furthermore, keeping pieces stored separately will prevent them from getting tangled or scratching one another.