JEWELLERY CARE

All Kick in the Eye pieces are handmade with precious metal, quality stones and durability in mind - pieces will last well into the future if loved and correctly cared for.

  • Don't allow your jewellery to come into contact with any chemicals
  • Take off rings when performing labor intensive tasks
  • Be gentle with your jewellery when getting dressed
  • It is ok to get precious metal wet and wear in the shower
  • Microfibre and polishing cloths can help to restore lustre
  • Store jewellery safely away in original packaging
  • It is normal for black patina tarnish to eventually build up on sterling silver jewellery, due to natural reactions between skin oils and chemicals in the air over time 

Follow these steps below to remove black tarnish:  Line a bowl with aluminium foil, shiny side up. Dissolve 1 heaped tbsp of bicarb soda and 1 tsp of salt into 1 cup of boiling water. Add 1/2 a cup of white vinegar, let it fizz. Place your jewellery evenly onto the foil and leave it in there for up to an hour or until the tarnish has visibly cleared. Gently scrub with a soft nail brush and non-chemical soap. Rinse and dry. Rub with a polishing cloth. Repeat if needed.

GOLD PLATED JEWELLERY 

Kick in the eye jewellery is created in sterling silver metal and then plated in 18ct Gold. Plating is a fine gold coating electroplated to the outer layer of your jewellery, completed out of house by a local business that offers a professional high quality service in our city. As for its nature, gold plating may eventually fade but its lifeline will be subject to care. We highly recommend treating gold plated jewellery cautiously to preserve this finish.

  • Do not wet - take off plated jewellery when washing hands, in the shower and in the ocean
  • Never let your pieces come into contact with any chemicals - such as swimming pools, household cleaners, creams and disinfectants ect.
  • Do not use polishing cloths on your plated pieces
  • Take off rings when performing tasks
  • Be gentle with your jewellery when getting dressed
  • Store safely in original packing