To help your jewellery last longer, minimize contact with water, soap, heavy perfumes, hairsprays, lotions and other liquids during wear. Silver and bronze naturally oxidize from body oils, moisture and oxygen -- silver darkens to a gunmetal colour and bronze darkens from a light gold to a copper tone. To maintain your piece's shine and colour, gently clean it with a jewellery polishing cloth. Try to remove your jewellery before going to bed, and store each piece in a separate airtight bag or container. If necessary, repolishing services are available for a fee.
Oxidized silver will lose its dark patina and become shiny from wear--this gives the piece different character over time. However, if you do want your piece to have a fully oxidized look again, you can send your jewellery back to us to re-oxidize for a fee.
Bronze rings that are not gold-plated will turn green eventually from your body acids and may colour your skin slightly too, due to the copper in the bronze alloy. We generally gold-plate most of our bronze pieces to prevent this.
Gold-plating will wear off over time. Try to wear plated items with care, and clean only with a soft, damp cloth (and not a polishing cloth). Re-plating services are available for a fee as well.