Jewellery Information & Care
JEWELLERY INFORMATION & CARE
We use 18ct gold.
The definition of Gold Vermeil is extra thick plating, where the requirements are that the metal must be at least Sterling silver, the gold must be of at least 10ct and a minimum of 2.5 micron in thickness. We use Sterling silver plated with 3 microns of 18ct gold. Gold vermeil 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,
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.
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.
Extra care should be taken when handling and storing pearls. Make sure pearls do not come into contact with detergents, chemicals or perfume.
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 maker's mark AB