Care Instructions

ON WEARING WITH LOVE

Every piece of Meadowlark jewellery is made with care from precious metals and natural gemstones. Whether you wear your own piece as an everyday extension of yourself, or take it out only for the most deserving of occasions, a little bit of love and attention will help it to last for a lifetime and beyond. 


STERLING SILVER

Keep silver jewellery away from harsh chemicals like household cleaning fluids, as they create abrasions and reduce the lustre of the metal. Silver jewellery is best cleaned with a professional jewellery cleaning product. Thoroughly dry your silver jewellery after exposure to water.


GOLD

Keep gold jewellery away from harsh chemicals like household cleaning fluids, as they create abrasions and reduce the lustre of the metal. Gold jewellery is best cleaned with warm water and detergent-free soap. Thoroughly dry your gold jewellery after exposure to water.


GOLD PLATED

Our gold plated jewellery has a thin layer of 9 carat gold on top of sterling silver. This gold plating will eventually wear off over time, however exposure to nail polish removers, perfume, hairspray and harsh cleaning products can accelerate this process. We also do not recommend using a polishing cloth or strong jewellery cleaner on these pieces, instead clean them frequently in a mild dishwashing liquid diluted in water.

To enjoy your gold plated jewellery for longer it’s best to treat them as “sometimes” pieces rather than everyday ones. 

If your jewellery does become in need of replating please contact us for a quote.


RHODIUM PLATED

Although we do not rhodium plate our Ceremonial jewellery, we can do so on request.

Rhodium plating is sometimes used to give white gold a shiny and bright finish. Rhodium plating will eventually fade and need to be replated, however exposure to nail polish removers, perfume, creams, hairspray and harsh cleaning products can accelerate this process.

Here is how to clean you plating if it does become discoloured:

 If your jewellery does become in need of replating please contact us for a quote. 


PEARLS 

Pearls are the most delicate of the gemstones – it’s part of what makes them special, but also means they ask for thoughtful care and wear.