We recommend you follow a few guidelines to ensure the longevity and care of your Static Jewellery. 

WHAT IS STERLING SILVER?

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!

WHY DOES SILVER TARNISH?

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:

  • High humidity and air pollution 
  • Your skins ph balance, which can alter due to stress, diet, and/or medications.
  • Contact with perfumes, soaps, and lotions as well as cleaning products, bleaches and chlorine.

HOW CAN I PREVENT TARNISH?

  • Avoid direct contact with perfumes, soaps and or lotions.
  • Remove your jewellery before showering, swimming or exercising.
  • Store jewellery in individual ziplock bags when not regularly worn.

CLEANING

  • Using a silver polishing cloth from time to time will quickly restore shine to your sterling silver jewellery.
  • Heavily tarnished items may require a commercial silver ‘dip’ solution, however, they are not suitable for jewellery with any plating, oxidised silver or gemstones.

CARING FOR GEMSTONES

Like sterling silver, natural gemstones require care to ensure longevity. We recommend you: 

  • Store gemstones away from heat and direct sunlight
  • Avoid direct contact with perfumes, soaps and or lotions.
  • Remove your jewellery before showering, swimming or exercising.
  • Store gemstones separately to avoid scratching.

CLEANING

The ideal method for cleaning natural gemstones will vary. We recommend researching your specific gemstone for cleaning best practices.   

WHAT IS SURGICAL STEEL?

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.

CARING FOR SURGICAL STEEL

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. 

CLEANING

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. 

WHAT IS GOLD PLATING?

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.  

CARING FOR GOLD PLATING

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:

  • Avoid rubbing and direct contact with perfumes, soaps and or lotions.
  • Remove your jewellery before showering, swimming or exercising.
  • Store jewellery in individual ziplock bags when not regularly worn.

CLEANING

  • Very gently polishing with a jewellery cloth will restore shine to your gold-plated jewellery. 
  • Silver ‘dip’ solutions are not suitable for gold-plated items.