Below is our advice on looking after your cherished Naledi treasures. So much care was taken making them for you, so take some time every now and then to give them love.
How To Care For Your Naledi pieces.
Last On, First Off.
Exposure to soaps, perfumes, creams and lotions, fake tan, hairspray, hand-sanitiser, and deodorant/body sprays, can result in tarnishing your jewellery over a longer period of time.
To prevent this, we suggest waiting a few minutes for any of the above to settle after applying, before putting on your jewellery. Always put your jewellery on last – Last on, first off.
To keep your pieces looking their absolute best we highly recommend you remove your jewellery every time you wash or sanitise your hands, exercise, and shower.
Natural stones and pearls are delicate and can be damaged if they’re knocked or dropped.
Where & How To Store.
It’s best to store your favourite pieces in a clean dry place. Keep it away from direct sunlight, excessive heat, or damp conditions to prevent fading or oxidisation.
The Naledi pouch your jewellery comes in is a great ‘in-between’ place to store your jewellery.
We also advise storing the same metals together as mixing silver and gold-plated jewellery for too long can result in tarnishing.
Rejuvenate your pieces.
You should clean your jewellery every few months. Being gentle is key! We’d recommend either using a microfiber cloth or a specialist jewellery cleaning one. NO other products or chemicals are recommended for gold-plated jewellery.
See our step-by-step guide to cleaning below!
How Jewellery Can Tarnish
- Exposure to soaps, perfumes, lotions & oils, chlorine, and cleaning chemicals.
- Submerged in water for long periods of time or repeatedly dampened.
- Oxidising through prolonged exposure to direct sunlight in non-airtight containers.
- Exposure to toxins or chemicals released from the skin through sweat.
HOW TO CLEAN AT HOME
Mix some dish soap into lukewarm water. Do not use soap on pearls, as they are too delicate.
Soak the jewellery in the water for about 5 minutes.
No chemicals or jewellery cleaning agents, such as ‘dip’ polishes, should be used on gold-plate.
Use a soft brush, e.g. a toothbrush, to clean under stones or use your fingers to rub
Rinse the jewellery in water and pat dry with a clean, soft cloth. We’d recommend either using a microfiber cloth or a specialist jewellery cleaning one. NO other products or chemicals are recommended for gold-plated jewellery.