CARING FOR YOUR JEWELLERY

 

General Jewellery Care

We create timeless pieces of jewellery made to last a lifetime.  Taking the time to properply store and care for your jewellery will be worth it in the long run.  Dust, perfume, body creams and water can alter the appearance of the jewellery.  We suggest you store your jewellery in the box it was delivered in.  Do not place your jewellery on hard surfaces and do not place heavy items on your jewellery.  Please do not wear your jewellery in the shower or while exercising.  

These tips are especially important with oxidized sterling silver jewellery.  If you have any questions about the care of your jewellery, please email info@pilaragueci.com

Specific Metal Jewellery Care

Cleaning Sterling Silver and Oxidized Sterling Silver Jewellery

Sterling silver jewellery will tarnish over time.  This process is natural and can be excellerated in humid environments.  Do not store your jewellery in a humid environment such as the bathroom.  If your jewellery is tarnished, you can easily clean it with a product called Tarn-X.  You can find this product at Canadian Tire or other home hardware stores.  Apply the product with a soft toothbrush and brush gently.  Rinse immediately.  Alternatively, you are welcome to the studio to have your jewellery cleaned professionally.  You are entitled to one complimentary cleaning up to one year after purchase.  Every cleaning there after is $40.00.

Do not use Tarn-X on oxidized sterling silver jewellery.

To have a piece re-oxidized please email us at info@pilaragueci.com to make an appointment.

Cleaning Gold Jewellery

The information above applies to gold jewellery.

Cleaning Oxidized Sterling Silver Jewellery
Oxidized sterling silver jewellery requires special care and attention to maintain and re-apply.  The dark colour will lighten over time reaching an aged and antique look.  We are happy to re-oxidized any piece of jewellery up to one year after purchase.  After the first year of wear, we will re-oxidized the piece for $30.00