Silver will naturally tarnish when exposed to sunlight, so storing in the packaging provided will help minimise the amount of care needed.
To clean your jewellery, polish the silver with a soft silver polishing cloth, then gently clean the resin with a drop of baby shampoo on a slightly wetted soft cotton cloth. Rinse in lukewarm water and dry with a soft tissue. Do not use detergent.
If you haven't worn your jewellery for a while, it might need some extra attention, in which case gently clean with a drop of environmentally-friendly Ecover Cream Cleaner (www.biggreensmile.com) on a slightly wetted soft cotton cloth (or use silver polish followed by a drop of baby shampoo). Then rinse in lukewarm water and dry with a soft tissue.
Do not use any other detergents or cream cleaners as they may discolour or scratch the silver.
Resin is a durable material, but like pearls, it needs the right care and attention to keep looking good. It is best removed when applying skin care products, makeup, perfume and hairspray, and when showering or swimming. Do not store in direct sunlight, avoid contact with harsh chemicals, alcohol-based products, nail-varnish remover and other solvents, and keep away from heat.
If you like my designs, but are looking for something slightly different, I am happy to design a unique piece of jewellery specially for you in line with my style of work. All my designs are copyright of Wilde Works.
Please note that the wider the ring, the bigger the ring size you will need. The width of ring shanks will always be given in the item description.
All finishes wear over time; highly-polished metals become matt, etc. I believe this adds to the character of a piece and makes it more individual. However, any item can be refinished if required. Please contact me for details and costs.
The purpose of hallmarking is to protect buyers of precious metal items against fraud. All items (over certain weights) will be hallmarked by the Edinburgh Assay Office, in compliance with UK hallmarking legislation. Articles below a certain weight are exempt from hallmarking. The exemption weight is based on the precious metal content only, excluding for example the weight of stones etc. For Sterling silver this is 7.78 grams. For gold it is 1 gram.
For further information, please visit: Edinburgh Assay Office