07 Jul

Yellow Gold and Rose Gold

All Yellow and Rose Gold jewellery requires some level of care to ensure it is always looking its best. Cleaning the item from time to time, using Gold Jewellery Cleaner, rinsing in warm water and then polishing with a Gold Polishing Cloth will ensure your precious jewellery is clean and free from skin’s oils, cosmetics and other chemicals that can reduce the lustre of the piece.

Chlorine, bleach and other household chemicals can damage Gold, so they should be avoided. All jewellery should be removed before sleep, bathing or any other physical activity and be stored separately to avoid accidental damage or scratching. Syle a Bit recommend that all Gold jewellery be professionally inspected, cleaned and polished annually.

White Gold

All White Gold jewellery is plated with precious Rhodium for extra strength, sparkle and lustre. Rhodium plating on jewellery; like any other plating, will naturally wear over time, depending on the frequency of wear and other environmental factors. Chlorine, bleach and other household chemicals can strip the precious Rhodium plating as well as damage the Gold, so this should be avoided.

All jewellery should be removed before sleep, bathing or any other physical activity and be stored separately to avoid accidental damage or scratching. Syle a Bit recommend that all White Gold jewellery be professionally cleaned, polished and re-plated at least annually, to ensure the item is always looking its best.

Diamonds and other Gemstones

All Gemstone-set jewellery requires some level of care to ensure it is always looking its best. All jewellery should be removed before sleep, bathing or any other physical activity which might subject a gemstone and/or precious metal to scratches or sharp blows such as gardening, working with hand-tools, or playing sports, and each piece should be stored separately to avoid accidental damage.

All jewellery items; even the most expensive and high quality, will experience normal wear and tear over time, therefore Syle a Bit recommend that all Gemstone jewellery; including Diamond jewellery be professionally inspected, cleaned and polished at least annually.

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Sterling Silver

All Sterling Silver jewellery requires some level of care to ensure it is always looking its best. Care should be taken to prevent tarnish build-up on Sterling Silver. Chlorine, bleach and other household chemicals can damage Sterling Silver and accelerate tarnishing, so this should be avoided.

Cleaning the item from time to time, using a Silver Jeweler Cleaner, rinsing with warm water and then polishing with a Silver Polishing Cloth, will ensure your Silver piece is always looking its best. All jewellery should be removed before sleep, bathing or any other physical activity and be stored separately to avoid accidental damage or scratching.

Stainless Steel

Did you know that Stainless Steel does not readily stain, corrode or tarnish? It is also renowned for its unquestionable strength and durability! Stainless Steel is strong, but not impervious and like any other metal surface, will mark with normal wear and tear, creating a slightly muted patina.

Stainless Steel rings are very strong and they cannot be soldered, which means that they cannot be resized. Stainless Steel can be cleaned and lightly buffed by a professional jeweller, to restore much of its sheen.

Titanium

Did you know that Titanium has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any other metal? It is the hardest natural metal in the world; three times stronger than steel yet as light as aluminium! Titanium is renowned for its hypoallergenic properties and its unquestionable strength and durability. Titanium rings are very strong and they cannot be soldered, which means they cannot be resized.

Some titanium rings can be made slightly larger by a small amount of ‘stretching’, however they cannot be resized down. Titanium, like any other metal surface, will mark with normal wear and tear, creating a slightly muted patina. Titanium can be cleaned and lightly buffed by a professional jeweller, to restore much of its sheen.

Children’s Jewellery

Children’s Jewellery items are ideal gifts for births, birthdays, christenings, Christmas and various other special occasions in a youngster’s life. Most Children’s Jewellery items are classified as ‘occasional pieces’ and are recommended for ages 3+ as they are often delicate, requiring a certain level of care and maintenance. Children’s Jewellery should always be kept clean, not only for aesthetic reasons but for the child’s health and well-being.

Cleaning the item from time to time, with a suitable Polishing Cloth, will ensure the precious piece is spotless, sparkling and hygienic. Children’s Jewellery should always be removed before sleep, bathing, playtime or any other physical activity, to avoid the likelihood of injury as well as damage to the piece. Well maintained Children’s Jewellery makes lovely heirlooms that have sentimental importance and can be passed onto future generations.

Silver-Filled

9ct Gold Silver-Filled Jewellery requires some level of care to ensure it is always looking its best. Syle a Bit ‘filled-jewellery’ range is NOT plated but rather, hollow gold pieces that are infused with Silver for extra strength and durability, to reduce the likelihood of denting. Filled-Jewellery items have similar properties to solid gold items, but are at a fraction of the price.

All jewellery should be removed before sleep, bathing or any other physical activity which might subject precious piece to scratches or sharp blows such as gardening, working with hand-tools, or playing sports, and each piece should be stored separately to avoid accidental damage. Syle a Bit recommend that all filled-jewellery be professionally cleaned and polished annually. Please ensure that you clearly state the piece is Silver-Filled to the Syle a Bit staff member so that extra care can be taken in the repair process.

Hollow Jewellery

Hollow Jewellery items are classified as ‘occasional pieces’ as they are delicate and require a certain level of care to ensure they are always looking their best. Hollow items should be worn carefully as they may dent under impact or pressure (and this denting is usually irreparable). All hollow jewellery MUST be removed before sleep, bathing or any other physical activity which might subject precious piece to scratches or sharp blows such as gardening, working with hand-tools, heavy lifting or playing sports, and each piece should be stored separately to avoid accidental damage.

Syle a Bit recommend that all hollow jewellery be professionally cleaned and polished annually. Please ensure that you clearly state that the piece is hollow to the Syle a Bit  staff member so that extra care can be taken in the repair process.

Rigid / Non-Flexible Jewellery Items

eg: Snake & Omega chains / bracelets

Non-Flexible Jewellery items are classified as ‘occasional pieces’ as they are delicate and require a certain level of care to ensure they are always looking their best. These pieces should be worn carefully as they may misshape through impact, pressure or pulling (and this damage is usually irreparable).

All non-flexible jewellery MUST be removed before sleep, bathing or any other physical activity which might subject the precious piece to scratches or sharp blows such as gardening, working with hand-tools, heavy lifting or playing sports, and each piece should be laid flat and stored separately to avoid accidental damage.

The care you provide for your fine jewellery will reward you with years of pleasurable wear.

For more information about caring for your precious jewellery, please speak to a friendly Style a Bit Customer Service line on 1800 103 6799.

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