Jewellery Information & Care

JEWELLERY CARE & INFORMATION

Gold

We use 18ct gold.


Gold Vermeil

Gold Vermeil is extra thick - a minimum of 2.5 micron - gold plate on silver. We use 18ct gold. All pieces carry a silver hallmark. 

Jewellery made of Gold Vermeil - especially items like earrings, brooches, necklaces and pendants - will, if care is taken, last a long time without require re-plating. Chains and rings, due to usually being more exposed to wear and tear, might require slightly more frequent re-plating, especially if worn on a daily basis. To protect the surface, only clean using a jewellery cloth and avoid direct contact with chemicals and perfume,

Silver

To maintain the brightness of polished silver we recommend cleaning with a cream polish or an impregnated cloth. The silver we use is Sterling silver.


Oxidised silver

Some pieces of jewellery are blackened/oxidised to create a contrast or a design effect. The dark finish on exposed parts will with time wear off slightly, leaving the recessed parts darker than the overall finish. To keep the dark appearance for as long as possible, avoid rubbing the pieces against hard surfaces. Items with a 100% oxidised surface should not be polished at all. To clean the shiny areas of partly oxidised pieces, rub carefully on the exposed parts with an impregnated cloth. Avoid cream polish and dips as those will remove all traces of the oxidisation. 


Pearls

Extra care should be taken when handling and storing pearls. Make sure pearls do not come into contact with detergents, chemicals or perfume.


General Care

Care for you jewellery by storing items separately to avoid damage and tangled chains. Only clean your jewellery with a soft cloth and protect the items by avoiding rubbing and scratching against hard materials. 

All jewellery is made in the UK and carry the traditional UK hallmarks in addition to the Annika Burman sponsor’s mark AB