Your Ashlocks Cremation Jewellery is crafted from precious metals and requires special care. Please read the important information sent with your jewellery prior to filling or wearing your jewellery.
Our precious metals of sterling silver, gold vermeil and solid 9ct gold, should be treated as you would a non-waterproof watch and should be removed prior to showering, swimming or excercise.
Perfumes, cosmetics, some medications, skin types, air-borne particles and even simply storing your jewellery can affect precious metals. The information below will help ensure the proper care of your jewellery piece.
CREMATION JEWELLERY CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Sterling Silver Jewellery
All genuine sterling silver can tarnish over time. Tarnish is not a sign of inferior quality – rather it is a characteristic of genuine 925 sterling silver. Sterling silver directly responds to the environment in which it's worn or stored. Skin types alone can cause tarnish, as can environmental factors (eg airborne particles). If your cremation jewellery shows signs of tarnish you can use a gentle polish, suitable for precious metals, to clean it.
Solid Gold Jewellery
Solid gold cremation jewellery will not tarnish and any fingerprints or marks which may appear can be removed with a jewellery cleaning cloth or a very mild detergent mix, rinsed in clean water and dried with a plain soft cloth.
Gold Vermeil Jewellery
Gold Vermeil is a durable layer of 14ct gold over sterling silver however these designs should be never exposed to any liquids or chemicals or any excess or firm polishing. They can be wiped with a very soft cloth (slightly dampened with water if necessary). Gold Vermeil should be treated with extra care.
SPECIAL INFORMATION REGARDING MEMORIAL/CREMATION JEWELLERY:
All of our memorial jewellery is highly water resistant when tightly closed, however they should always be removed prior to showering, swimming or exercise. All KJ designs have secure and tightly closing compartments which are further water resistant from our neoprene 'o' rings so if they accidentally come into contact with liquids for a short period of time they will withstand moisture penetration.
While our pendants and charms remain tightly closed they are subject to everyday wear so please regularly check the tightness of the closure.
Full care instructions are supplied with every Ashlocks pendant or charm