All products that is featured on www.cuffz.com.au are selected with immense care in the hope they can become heirlooms that are passed down generation to generation. In order to ensure the life of any jewellery, you must take special care in preserving the quality by knowing the material that is used.
If you have purchased some cufflinks or jewellery from CUFFZ, here are some tips and instructions on how to clean and properly store them.
Cleaning your cufflinks
Plated Jewellery (including Palladium) and Stainless Steel
Stainless steel is very robust and it is very resistant to corrosion as well. That means you don’t need to clean them very often and they are very low maintenance as well. To avoid ruining the solvents used in plated or enamel items, then all you need to do is use a microfiber cleaning cloth and some polish. (They do not usually require regular polishing.)
Brass can tarnish and it does so at a much faster rate. That means you need to give it a bit more care when compared to standard cufflinks and if they are exposed to air then this can start the oxidation process. If you want to clean your brass cufflinks then pop them into a glass of cola for one minute, and then rinse them off.
Sterling Silver and Gold Vermeil Jewellery
Sterling silver tarnishes naturally and requires occasional cleaning. Clean sterling silver and gold vermeil regularly with a soft polishing cloth to remove light tarnishing. For heavy tarnishing, use a commercial jewellery cleaning solution, which can be found in many home supply stores. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions very carefully.
- Do not use cleaning solutions, polishes and/or tarnish removers on pearls, gemstones, resins, fabric or silver jewellery with oxidized finishes.
- To preserve gold vermeil do not expose it to water.
Gold, Rose Gold, Copper Plated and Silver Cufflinks
These types of metals are far more precious when compared, so you need to be very careful with them. If you want to polish your cufflinks then use a microfiber cloth and rinse them off in warm water. After this has been done, clean them off again with a little bit of polish.
Store jewellery in storage cases to help prevent oxidization and tarnishing, which occurs as a reaction to oxygen. Avoid any heat sources and sunlight and place your jewellery separately or in segmented compartments so as to not scratch other jewellery items. A jewellery storage case is the perfect way to protect your purchase.
Wear And Care
Avoid wearing jewellery in chlorinated water or around harsh chemicals as it can severely discolour and damage your jewellery as well as loosen any stones and settings.