FAQ

Frequently asked questions

HOW TO LOOK AFTER YOUR NEW JEWELLERY?


Now that you have this lovely, handmade jewellery, it's easy to look after it. As with all silver, it will naturally patina over time and you can polish it with a jeweller's cloth or silver polish which will bring back the original lustre.Store your jewellery in a closed plastic bag.




HOW TO CLEAN COPPER JEWELRY?


Clean the silver plated, copper and sterling silver jewellery with toothpaste (regular toothpaste with no whiteners, etc.) and an old toothbrush or your fingers, rub and then wash with soap and water, dry thoroughly- clean the jewellery with a copper or silver polish and then wash with soap and water, dry thoroughly- clean the jewellery with lemon juice and sprinkle with salt, rub and then wash with soap and water, dry thoroughly- when not in use, keep all clean jewellery in a plastic baggie and add a little drying bag ( the tiny bags of silica sand found in new shoe boxes, etc.) Art for Ears jewellery, gently wipe with a damp cloth and dry immediately. Add clear nail polish to the surface and edges of the ear cuff is an option. This adds an extra layer of potection to the lacquered surface.




WILL THIS RING OR BRACELET TURN MY SKIN GREEN?


That's a good question. Skin reacts to copper and brass in different ways and sometimes it will turn your skin green when worn. One can’t tell without wearing the metal, if the skins will react or not.When copper or brass reacts with skin, it’s only oxidation and less likely to happen with a bracelet than a ring because there is more air circulating a bracelet. If your skin does react with the metal, the reaction will usually disappear over night or can be washes off with soap and water.




HOW TO PREVENT A GREEN SKIN REACTION?


Keep the ring and/or bracelet clean by wiping away the skin oil and dirt after wearing the jewellery - take the jewellery off at night and clean it before you wear it - coat the jewellery with clear nail polish to prevent the metal from coming in contact with the skin and prevent the skin from turning green (reapplication may be needed occasionally) - coat the jewellery with car polish or a floor polish will prevent the metal from coming in contact with the skin and prevent the skin from turning green - use hand or body lotion on the skin under the ring or braceletCoatings are fast and effective, and will need reapplication occasionally.




DO YOU ALSO HAVE AN ETSY SHOP?


Yes, I have an Etsy shop also called ItsVera. If you live in Europe, UK, or Australia please order from my Etsy shop.





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