General - Always remove jewelry and/or hair accessories when washing hands, showering, or swimming. Unfriendly chemicals can cause unpredictable reactions, so put jewellery on last after you have applied perfume or hair product.
Brass & Copper - the beauty of these metals is that they can develop a rich patina with wear. Exposure to salt air and water will bring on bits of green patina. To restore to a bright finish we highly recommend EZ Brite's environmentally friendly Penny Brite cleaner, which also works beautifully on silver!
Verdigris - Sealed with a clear coat for protection, our patina pieces will slowly continue to develop over time. To preserve the finish, avoid abrasion and do not use cleaners on the verdigris areas.
Black and Antique Patina - Sealed with a clear coat for protection, these pieces are coloured with a layer of oxidation. To preserve the finish, avoid abrasion and do not use cleaners on the oxidised areas.
Hand painted Finishes - Paint is a surface finish that can wear off or chip with improper care. To preserve the finish please avoid drops, abrasion, immersion in liquids or exposure to chemicals.
Glass Enamel - our enamel pieces are made by melting a thin layer of glass over metal. Like most glass products this means that the finish is fragile, but will last for years if treated correctly. Avoid hard knocks, heavy pressure and do not bend. Do not submerge these pieces in water or cleaning solutions. Clean by wiping with a soft cloth.
Steel - protect from exposure to moisture. Clean with a dab of oil on cotton or a polishing cloth.
Shell, Bone, Ivory, Gemstones (and other natural materials) - wipe clean with a soft cloth.
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