Care


Porcelain

  • Porcelain is durable but delicate. If dropped or knocked, it may break, so take care around hard surfaces.
  • Store jewellery safely away in a box or bag when not being worn.
  • If accidentally broken, a strong glue such as a two-part epoxy resin or super glue may be used to fix your jewellery.
  • Due to the firing process, only the front of the jewellery is glazed. The backs can be cleaned with warm soapy water and a gentle sponge or cloth.

Silver

  • Many of my earrings have sterling silver attachments. These make them suitable for most people with sensitive ears. However, the silver is soft and easily bent.
  • When earrings are removed, keep them stored safely where they will not be crushed.
  • Silver can tarnish, but an easy way to clean it using household products is to place your earrings in a container lined with aluminium foil, fill it with boiling water and add bicarbonate of soda. The silver should touch the foil. Wipe with a soft cloth afterwards. Alternatively, silver cleaning cloths can be used or silver cleaning paste is available at supermarkets.
  • If the earrings are knocked and the backs detach from the earrings, a two-part epoxy resin can be used to glue them back on.

Gold, platinum and mother of pearl lustre

  • Use a soft cloth to clean any item with lustre applied and take care to avoid anything abrasive.
  • Any piece with gold or platinum lustre applied must not be placed in the microwave or dishwasher.