Jewelry Care Guide
Care Guide Jewelry
With the proper care, your jewelries will last a lifetime.
Precious metals and natural materials will change over time, but we've gathered some tips on how to care for your jewelry and keep them for many years.
Peganpoetry only use 100% recycled 925 Sterling silver from Portugal.
Pure silver, also called fine silver, is a relatively soft and easily damaged, so to make it more durable, the pure silver, is made with 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent copper. This means that our jewelries are 100% nickel-free. In Portugal 925 Sterling silver is always the same blend, due to strict laws and regulations.
We use 18 Karat yellow gold plating with 2-3 microns. The blend is 75% gold, 12,5% silver and 12,5% copper and 100% nickel free. All gold plated jewelry from Peganpoetry is made on nickel-free 925 Recycled Sterling silver.
How to clean your jewelry
Pour a small amount of mild soap in to lukewarm water and use a small, soft toothbrush to clean your jewelry. Rinse in clean water and dry with a silver cloth.
Gold plated and oxidized jewelry are more sensitive to cleaning. Gently clean with a very soft toothbrush or cloth. If you rub too intense, it may cause your gold plating to fade away.
If your silver jewelry has become dull, a silver-polishing cloth is a great tool to make it shiny again. However, it will not remove the scratches.
How to store your jewelry
Jewelry must be stored away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture. The best way to store it, is in a cloth pouch.
We recommend you to store your jewelry in your Peganpoetry velvet pouch. To avoid unwanted scratches, store your jewelries in separate pouches/boxes.
Never store your jewelry in a plastic bag, rubber or metal box, as this will make your jewelry tarnish faster.
Do not store your jewelry in the bathroom or other humid places.
Avoid hard rubbing, as it will eventually tear off your oxidized or gold plating (including gold filled which is basically extra plated layers).
So be gentle when you clean your jewelry - Always.
Hagerty jewelry cloth is soft cloth and will not scratch or mark your jewelry. It is suitable for instantly removing dirt from rings, bracelets, pendants, necklaces, brooches and more.
Replace the cloth when it turns completely black, then it has fulfilled its purpose.
Peganpoetry can’t guarantee that the gold pleating or oxidized finish will last forever.
Gold pleated pieces and oxidized finishes are, more fragile and liable to lose their color over time. How fast the finish will fade, depends on multiple variables from exposure to chemical products in skincare, cleaning, your skin PH, sunlight, moisture and use. This is why it is so important that you take special care of your jewelry.
Allow all perfume, lotions or other body chemicals too dry, before putting on your jewelry.
Avoid exposing to household chemicals, like bleach and ammonia, when swimming in chlorinated water, as these chemicals will tarnish the jewelry.
Avoid wearing your jewelry when swimming in the ocean and during sports as sweat and salty waters will also change the color.