We recommend you follow a few guidelines to ensure the longevity and care of your Static Jewellery.
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals, usually copper. Pure silver is too soft to produce jewellery, so it is alloyed with copper to make it strong.
Any sterling silver exposed to air will naturally tarnish over time and will require cleaning to restore shine. When properly maintained, your sterling silver will last a lifetime!
The copper and other metals that make up 7.5% of sterling silver, react to moisture and sulphur in the air, resulting in tarnish.
Other factors can speed up the tarnishing process, including:
Like sterling silver, natural gemstones require care to ensure longevity. We recommend you:
The ideal method for cleaning natural gemstones will vary. We recommend researching your specific gemstone for cleaning best practices.
Surgical stainless steel is the most common metal used for body jewellery. 316L or 316LVM are the only grades of stainless steel that are approved as safe for wearing in healed piercings.
Surgical stainless steel doesn't require extra special care as it won't tarnish, however, it can scratch. Simply avoid contact with other items and store separately to avoid scratching.
Surgical stainless steel can be cleaned used a soft cloth, warm water and a mild detergent. After cleaning, rinse with clean water, pat dry, and leave to air dry.
Gold plating is a method of depositing a thin layer of gold onto the surface of the silver base by chemical or electrochemical plating. This gives you the benefit of beautiful gold jewellery at an affordable price.
Unfortunately, gold plating won't last forever. With time, the plating will slowly wear off, revealing the silver beneath it. To slow down this process we recommend you: