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Sterling Silver items will always and inevitably develop a surface oxidation patina with time, depending on their usage and caring. Particularly when chemical plating (such as rhodium or gold) is not present, as it is in our case, the natural oxidation patina can develop more easily. Our pieces are designed to be worn everyday and embrace the natural oxidation patina as enhancing the surface texture of the item. However, when unwanted, the natural patina can be easily removed by using a polishing cloth and either a polisher of your choice or natural products you can find in your kitchen (such as baking soda). Here are listed three very easy methods:

1. Baking soda

Take a bowl lined with aluminium foil, add boiling water and mix in some baking soda. Leave the jewellery to rest for few minutes then remove the pieces from the bowl and rinse it in cool water. Buff the pieces using a soft cloth. This method is not suggested when cleaning gemstones bearing jewellery. In this case you can also use baking soda as a paste (three parts of baking soda and one part of water) to use with a soft cloth to wipe the piece clean, avoiding the contact with the gems and beads.


2. Dish soap

Mix few drops of your dish soap with warm water then use this solution with a soft cloth to rub the silver and remove the jewellery tarnish. Rinse with cool water and dry the piece.


​3. Toothpaste 

As toothpaste (white paste) can gently remove stains from your teeth it can also remove the oxidation patina from silver. Use a soft cloth with a dab of toothpaste to rub the silver. Then rinse with warm water and buff with a dry soft cloth.


Please contact us for more information regarding natural cleaning practices.


The patina formation can surely be delayed by taking a proper care of your items and by avoiding the use of creams, perfumes and soaps as well as showering or washing dishes while wearing. Sea water and sea spray are also a cause of fast and stronger oxidation. Items should be kept away from moisture and if not in use they should be stored in a closed, dry place, ideally in their original box or in a cotton bag. 

Gemstones bearing jewellery are the only pieces of the collection that requires extra care when wearing, as stones can be more easily scratched, damaged or dislodged. Lab-grown gemstones are harder than their natural counterparts; nevertheless, it is better avoid wearing gemstones bearing jewellery when carrying on tasks that can potentially cause damage. Please also be careful to avoid stones when polishing the surface.

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