We make our cremation jewellery last. With a little bit of love and attention, your Jewellery AE ashes necklaces will last and shine for a lifetime.
Your order will come with a set of care instructions which details exactly how to look after your jewellery.
We recommend reading through the following carefully when your jewellery arrives.
1. Check Cremation Jewellery Fixings Regularly
Jewellery is delicate by its nature. We would recommend taking off your necklace before lifting any heavy items, partaking in sports, gardening, or working machinery.
Get into a habit of checking the Jewellery regularly, especially clasps and jump rings which can, for safety reasons, come apart if the Jewellery is tugged sharply.
2. Clean Your Ashes Jewellery
All metals can tarnish if in contact with harmful chemicals and even perfumes, moisturisers and essential oils.
Jewellery dislikes chemicals and oils so be careful to remove them when swimming, bathing or exercising and when doing housework or gardening (or anything that involves heat or moisture).
Don’t bathe, shower and apply lotion or perfume with the necklace on. Store jewellery in a box or a bag. Don’t sleep in your jewellery. Don’t use an abrasive to clean it.
Using a dry, clean soft cloth, gently wipe your jewellery often to remove any oils that may have transferred from your skin. We still recommend regular cleaning even if you don’t wear often.
3. Silver Cremation Jewellery
Silver naturally tarnishes when exposed to air, oils and other elements. There are a few other factors that can also cause tarnish; some skin types, lotions, exposure to other tarnished jewellery and improper storage to name a few.
Most people never suffer tarnishing, however, if your silver jewellery does tarnish, it causes no actual harm and can be easily resolved at home by cleaning with a silver polishing cloth.
4. Solid GOLD Ashes Jewellery
Gold tarnishes very slowly, if left unworn in a jewellery box for a very long time, it might turn slightly dull. As with silver ashes necklaces, a cloth should be enough to make it shiny again.
5. GOLD PLATED Ashes Jewellery
Our gold plated ashes jewellery is made from 18K gold plated over 925 sterling silver. The gold plating will eventually rub off with wear. It is possible to dip your ashes pendants into gold if this does happen.
The best way to prevent tarnishing is to keep your jewellery oil-free. Always wipe it with a dry, clean cloth after wearing it and never leave it out as being exposed to sunlight, air or moisture can increase the rate of tarnishing.
If you have any other queries about maintaining your jewellery, please let us know!