Jewellery care

Northumbria Gems jewellery is handmade from natural British stone, gemstone and Northumbrian sea glass, and other gemstones. Here are a few suggestions for care of your jewellery:

  • I recommend storing your jewellery separately, or wrapping it in a soft cloth or tissue before putting it in a jewellery box, just to prevent any scratching of the polished stone or sea glass surface.
  • To prevent chipping or breakage of your jewellery take care to avoid dropping it on any hard surface.
  • It would be advisable to avoid submerging your jewellery in water for prolonged periods - e.g. when washing up or when swimming - particularly avoiding harsh chemicals or chlorine.
  • When not being worn, storing your jewellery in a sealed packet or container will help to prevent any silver or silver-plating from becoming darker through exposure to the air (oxidisation).

Silver can be cleaned and polished gently with a silver polishing cloth (these are not normally expensive to purchase).