What about Oxidized Silver or pieces that include Semi Precious Stones?
For pieces that have an oxidized finish or include semi-precious stones please use a soft cloth to gently clean and polish these items, dipping these items in silver cleaning solution will damage antiqued finish.
My favourite piece is plated with Gold, Rose Gold or Black Rhodium- How should I take care of it ?
Some of our designer pieces are Sterling Silver, with some followed by the process of Black Rhodium or Gold/Rose Gold Plating for a dark and mysterious or warm and illustrious finish.To care for your plated pieces, please avoid wearing, during bathing, during exercise, or where heavy perfumes, detergents and moisturisers are in use.Plating is progressively removed by normal wear. You will notice wear will mostly appear on the parts of the jewellery that are in contact with skin or hard surfaces- like the underside of a cuff for example.The resulting finish is a Silver plated combination that some people love! If you wish to restore the plated finish please return to the store purchased from for assessment and they will contact us here at The Mint Republic to arrange some options for re-plating for you.
What about Leather, Glass or other materials?
It is always best to err on the side of caution, do not wear in the shower or while swimming, and be careful with fragrances and emollient products as these may cause irreparable damage to these materials
Other Silver Care Tips
When it comes to sterling silver jewellery it is always best to avoid wearing it in water, in particular, swimming pools and spas, as chlorine can damage your jewellery in a very short time, where possible avoid contact with shampoos, perfumes or deodorants and rubber bands. By following these simple tips you will ensure your favourite pieces retain their luster and longevity.