Oxidised Jewellery Care
Oxidation (the blackened silver) will polish up over time. This will first happen on edges, or areas of friction, it typically stays in recessed areas.
The speed at which it happens depends on the wearers skin chemistry and things like exposure to sweat, chlorine, perfumes, skin creams etc will all hasten the process. This includes washing rings on your hands with soap and water!
This is not a flaw, it is a natural process and most wearers love how the jewellery wears individually.
This jewellery should never be cleaned with jewellery cleaning cloths or solutions as this will remove the oxidation.
However, if at any time you would like the oxidising redone, I am happy to do it free of charge, providing insured (special delivery) postage is paid both ways. I will not be held responsible for uninsured parcels lost in transit. Please email me if you would like to arrange an item to be oxidised.
Before beginning, thoroughly clean your jewellery. Use luke warm water and a mild detergent (eg washing up liquid), to gently wash any dust and grease away. Pat dry and clean with a very soft cloth; ideally a jewellery cleaning cloth.
Put two smashed up hard boiled eggs into a small sealable plastic sandwich/freezer bag with the jewellery - it works fastest if they are still warm. Seal, and leave for two days/until the black returns. Remove jewellery and rinse in lukewarm water, pat dry. Rub any gold areas gently with a soft non-abrasive cloth. NB: For reticulated rings with 18ct, rubbing of gold areas is probably not necessary.
If you'd like to purchase a professional oxidising product (over 18s only) please take note you will need to follow the manufacturer's safety instructions. If you'd like me to recommend one if you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org