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Jewellery Care Guide

 

Simple steps to care for your jewellery

  • Remove your jewellery when you shower, bathe or engage in heavy exercise, particularly when swimming in the sea or a chlorinated swimming pool.
  • Put your jewellery on last when dressing. Hairspray, perfume and body sprays can cause your silver jewellery to tarnish.
  • Keep your jewellery away from extreme temperatures, humidity or sunlight.
  • Avoid wearing your jewellery when using bleach, cleaning products and other chemicals.
  • Be cautious of knocks and bumps to avoid dislodging stones or creating scratches.
  • Silver polish cloths can be used to remove tarnish and bring back the shine to silver jewellery. Our polish cloth can be purchased here. Our polishing cloth is not suitable for gold plated jewellery.
  • To clean gold plated jewellery, we recommend using a plain, untreated, soft cloth to gently restore the shine to the jewellery. Do not use a treated cloth as this could cause damage to the plating.
  • We advise against using silver dips as they contain harsh chemicals.

Storing your jewellery

  • Clean your jewellery with a polish cloth before putting away.
  • Don't let your jewellery get tangled, tarnished and forgotten. Organise your Annie Haak collection with a STACKERS Jewellery Box.
  • It is best to store your jewellery in a dry place such as a jewellery box.
  • Please note we do not recommend using our packaging box for long-term storage.
  • We recommend storing same metals together – mixing your metals in your jewellery box can lead to tarnish.

Cleaning semi-precious stones or crystals

  • Since many natural gemstones can be quite delicate, hot water, harsh chemicals and cleaners should be avoided at all times.
  • Clean your gemstones with a clean, soft, damp cloth after wearing.

What causes Tarnish

  • Tarnish is a natural occurrence as the metal reacts to the environment.
  • Exposure to soaps, perfumes, lotions & oils, chlorine and cleaning chemicals.
  • Oxidising through prolonged exposure to direct sunlight in non-airtight containers.
  • Contact with water for long periods of time.
  • Exposure to toxins or chemicals released from the skin through sweat.
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