Store your jewellery in a cool, dry place and out of direct sunlight (preferably in it's box) when not being worn.
Silver Clay Jewellery
Some of Becca Macdonald Studio's designs are created using silver clay. This magical material combines recycled silver dust with a natural binder and transforms into solid fine silver after firing. Unlike sterling silver, fine silver is porous and certain chemicals can cause it to discolour. To avoid this, remove your jewellery before showering or swimming and take care not to spray perfume or hairspray directly onto its surface.
To keep your fine silver jewellery bright and shining, use a soft jewellery polishing cloth.
Sterling Silver Jewellery
You may find that over time your silver jewellery becomes dull and darker in colour. This is a completely natural process called tarnishing. To restore your sterling silver jewellery's original shine, you can clean it in warm soapy water. For heavier tarnishing you can dip your jewellery into a silver cleaning solution called 'silver dip' or create an alternative home remedy of white vinegar and baking soda. You can then give your jewellery a final buff using a polishing cloth.
Gold Plated Jewellery
Your gold plated jewellery has a thin layer of gold deposited on its surface and exposure to certain chemicals can remove this or cause tarnishing.
To ensure the best possible wear of your new gold plated piece, remove your jewellery before showering or swimming and take care not to spray perfume or hairspray directly onto it.
To keep your gold plated jewellery bright and shining, gently clean it in warm soapy water and then rinse in warm water. Dry and polish your gold plated jewellery with a soft, non abrasive polishing cloth.
If you feel like your much loved Becca Macdonald Studio piece deserves a little TLC I would be more than happy to help, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org