All Kick in the Eye pieces are handmade with durability in mind and will last well into the future if taken care of.
Don't allow your jewellery to come into contact with chemicals such as harsh household products or chlorinated pools, as this will discolour the metal.
It is fine to wet Sterling Silver as long as it is dried properly afterwards.
Over time light scratches may appear on the surface of your jewellery, so take off your jewellery when performing labor intensive tasks to prevent this.
As for the nature of sterling silver, the highly polished finish of our pieces may eventually become a more of a muted shine.
Microfibre polishing cloths are great at restoring lustre.
To brighten up and clean your jewellery, give the piece a light scrub with a lathered soft nail/tooth brush and natural dishwashing detergent or soap. Rinse and dry.
Black patina tarnish may naturally build up over time onto Sterling Silver jewellery, due to reactions between skin oils and chemicals in the air.
Follow these steps to remove black tarnish:
- Line a bowl with aluminium foil, shiny side up.
- Dissolve 1 heaped tablespoon of bicarb soda and 1 teaspoon of salt into 1 cup of boiling water. Then add 1/2 a cup of white vinegar (it will 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.
-Rinse and dry.
-Gently rub your piece with a polishing cloth.