HOW SHOULD I LOOK AFTER MY JEWELLERY?
Your Louise Varberg Jewellery should always be handled with care.
All sterling silver will tarnish over time, but it will happen much faster when it comes into contact with agents such as perfume, salty air, water and particular salt water or chlorinated water, sulphur, ammonia, skin creams, hairspray, chlorine and acidic skin ph. The amount of tarnishing (oxidation) that occurs is dependent on the skin and care habits of the wearer. Tarnishing is therefore not a manufacturing fault.
We recommend that you do not wear your jewellery whilst bathing, whilst in bed or during sporting activities.
With proper care, your silver will retain its beauty for years to come.
To protect your jewellery, pieces should be individually placed in a tarnish-resistant pouch or within a soft lined box to stop them being scratched or tangled. Ideally store your jewellery in a dark, cool and dry place, and try to keep pieces apart, so that they don't rub together or tangle up. It can also be stored in a plastic zip lock bag made of Mylar or polyethylene. Never use polyvinyl plastic bags, such as bin liners as they contain sulphur compounds, which will make sterling silver tarnish faster. Do not store your jewellery in the bathroom.
Please note that our Louise Varberg Jewellery gift boxes are not made for long-term storage as they are not airtight.
In order to care for Louise Varberg Jewellery, we recommend using a polishing cloth .
On Metals using a soft, lint free cloth is an effective way to keep silver, 18ct yellow and rose gold plated jewellery looking shiny. We do not recommend the use of silver polish and silver dip. Do not use tissue paper or paper towels to clean metal as they can cause scratching.
Since many gemstones are quite delicate, hot water, harsh chemicals and cleaners should be avoided at all times. We advise cleaning your precious stones with a clean, soft, damp cloth after wearing. Very porous stones such as turquoise and emeralds should be cleaned using an untreated, dry, soft cloth only. Do not use tissue paper or paper towels to clean gemstones as they can cause scratching.
We do not add Nickel to Louise Varberg Jewellery, however there can be trace amounts in some of the metals used in our production which could lead to low levels being present in some of our pieces. A small number of people who are hypersensitive may suffer a reaction.