There are many ways that you can take care of your Kirsten Manzi Jewellery at home.
Follow these simple steps to keep your oxidised and silver jewellery looking its best:
- To avoid catching on clothes, jewellery should be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off.
- Avoid wearing jewellery in bed, in the shower or bath and during sporting activities.
- Remove jewellery when on the beach, in the sea and in chlorinated water.
- Avoid contact with perfume, creams, deodorant, cleaning agents and other chemicals.
- Gently clean silver jewellery with a polishing cloth to restore the original shine
- Newly polished metal can be waxed with Renaissance Wax to protect the surface and avoid further tarnish.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR SILVER JEWELLERY
Kirsten’s collections are crafted in solid sterling silver, over time silver can tarnish naturally taking on a darker tone. However tarnishing can happen much faster when jewellery comes into contact with chemicals such as perfumes, creams, hairspray and chlorine. The amount of tarnishing will depend on the skin and habits of the wearer. All of Kirsten Manzi Jewellery Design's silver pieces are gently waxed to slow patination and tarnishing.
To clean tarnished jewellery give your pieces a polish with an anti-tarnish polishing cloth. You can also clean your silver jewellery using lukewarm soapy water and a soft brush, then thoroughly rinse it under running water. Be gentle with any stone set pieces and avoid using any harsh chemicals to clean your jewellery.
Store silver jewellery pieces individually in an airtight pouch, box or bag.
how to take care of your oxidised silver jewellery
Some of Kirsten's pieces have an oxidised finish. These pieces are intended to look darkened, matte and black. All of Kirsten Manzi Jewellery Design's oxidised silver pieces are gently waxed to protect the oxidised finish. Do not attempt to polish oxidised jewellery. Any chemicals or solution will remove the oxidisation. It's best to keep these pieces away from soap and any other cleaning agents.
To clean your oxidised jewellery pieces use a clean cloth or soft brush and lukewarm water. All oxidised silver jewellery will eventually become shiny again, due to normal wear. If this is the case, and you'd like the oxidised finish returned to the piece contact Kirsten to have it re-oxidised.
Avoid storing your oxidised silver jewellery with your sterling silver jewellery, as the oxidisation may tarnish your highly polished silver jewellery.