Caring for your Fingerprints Silver
When you purchase silver jewellery, the first thing to remember is that silver is a relatively soft metal. Even the heaviest silver will bend or break if enough force is added to it. Silver can be prone to scratching, try to minimise this by storing it correctly in the pouch provided and treating it with care.
As with any jewellery we do not recommend wearing your piece when showering, sleeping or exercising. Also be mindful of sunscreens, perfumes and moistureisers which can tarnish your jewellery.
Storing your Fingerprints Jewellery
Your Fingerprints jewellery should always be kept in the Fingerprints pouch supplied. Not only will this keep other jewellery from rubbing the silver (possibly causing scratches), it will protect it from the air, which causes tarnishing. (Tarnishing is caused by oxidization and moisture in the air. It first appears as a golden hue on the silver, but then turns black).
Cleaning your Fingerprints pendant
Silver jewellery should always be cleaned with a soft cotton or flannel cloth. Synthetic materials will cause scratching.
For quick cleaning of silver, such as removing makeup or light dirt, use a small amount of liquid detergent or soap to about a half cup of warm water. Using your cloth, wipe the solution the jewellery, rinse under clean warm water, and dry thoroughly. To remove tarnish or heavier dirt buildup, you will need to use special silver cleaner. There are usually several paste silver cleaning brands available from local supermarkets or hardware shops.
To use a paste, the best method is to scoop a small amount on your cloth and gently rub it onto the pendant. Allow the paste to dry then use another clean cloth to wipe the excess away. You can also rinse the piece under warm water and dry thoroughly.
You can also purchase a silver cleaning cloth, which has anti-tarnish ingredients.
As some pieces of Fingerprints jewellery may have been lightly antiqued to darken the letters we do not recommend using liquid dip solutions (this does not apply to cufflinks or charms pendants as these products have not been antiqued).
*These instructions relate to the cleaning of the Solid Silver Pendants only, liquid dips may be used for the sterling silver accessories. The more you wear your jewellery, the less you will have to clean it. With proper care and storage, your Fingerprints jewellery will bring you many years of wear and enjoyment.
For any further questions you may have, please feel free to get in touch or phone (09) 360 9999