CARE TO KEEP
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.
Every Peganpoetry product is made from premium, vegetable tanned leathers.
This environmentally friendly method of tanning dates back to ancient times and produces beautifully aged leather that is soft, smooth, durable and strong.
Renowned as one of the most environmental-friendly tanning methods, vegetable tanning is free of harsh chemicals, like chromium and acids.
Instead, the vegetable tannins come from organic materials such as chestnut, oak and tree bark, producing its natural color and characteristic finish that just gets better with age.
Vegetable tanned vs. vegan
While the names may sound similar, vegetable-tanned leather is not to be confused with vegan leather, which is not a real leather product, but an artificial product.
Take care for your Peganpoetry leather product.
Keep your leather items from getting wet. Water will dry-out the leather and leave your product with visible water-lines that are difficult to remove.
Take care of your leather styles.
Everyday occurrences such as aging, sunlight, humidity and general wear can change your leather products.
Much like your own skin, leather needs to be moisturized and cared for to prevent it drying out or cracking. Proper care will help prevent this happening and protect your leather products for many years forward.
How to clean and treat the leather
Even with proper care, your leather items will get dirty with regular use. Cleaning and conditioning your bag can prevent permanent damage.
1/ Clean: Do a quick cleaning to absorb dust, grease and unwanted moisture, by using a dry soft cloth.
2/ If needed use a soft slightly damp cloth to remove dirt that are not easily removed. (Do not use too much water – leather takes time to dry). Make sure the leather is 100% dry before applying leather balm.
3/ Apply leather balm in circular movements. Leave it for a short while, to absorb the leather before using.
Cleaning the cotton lining
Pull out the lining and use a wet cloth to remove dirt and spots. If necessary use a small drop of soap. The cloth must NOT be soaked wet. Make sure the cotton lining is 100% dry before putting it back into the leather bag.
How often should I treat my Peganpoetry leather product?
"If you use the bag every day, we recommend you to clean and treat once every month. If it is more of a weekend bag or when you are heading out for special occasions every six months will be enough to keep your item protected."
To keep the shape of you Peganpoetry leather bag, we recommend you to stuff it with newspaper, tissue paper or similar.
Make sure the stuffing is firm but that is does not stretch the seams of the bag. Store it in our breathable cotton dust bag.
Avoid storing your leather item in a plastic bag or box, since these materials can trap damaging moisture in with the leather.
Storing a wet leather bag can cause mildew and other serious damage. If your bag is damp from cleaning or from use, wait to store it until it's completely dry.
If you bag has metal buckles, tags, or chains, be sure to wrap those pieces in tissue paper before you store the bag. This will keep the metal from pressing against the leather and leaving a mark.
Avoid heat & water
Moisture can quickly damage your leather handbag, leading to swelling and loss of shape. If possible, avoid using your leather bag on rainy or snowy days. If you get caught in the rain or accidently splash water on your bag in the ladies' room, you can blot it dry with towels. Allow it to air dry the rest of the way on its own; do not use a hair dryer or clothes dryer.
Scratches are unavoidable on a daily basis. To treat scratches, rub the scratches gently with a small amount of the Stitch & Hide leather conditioner on a clean, dry cloth and leave to dry naturally, out of direct sunlight.
Marks and Stains
To remove dust, stains or dirt, first wipe down your leather item with a clean dry soft cloth. Next apply leather balm in circular movements. Make sure to treat all surfaces on the item.
Leather balm / Leather conditioner
Our leather conditioner is made to nourish, preserve and protect your leather products.
Made from 100% natural ingredients our leather conditioner can be used to spot clean scratches, marks and stains or to the entire leather product to protect it from daily use. For best results, always spot test a small, inconspicuous area of your leather product before applying the Stitch & Hide leather conditioner to your new product.
Be aware that your leather styles will darken in the sunlight. Too much sunlight can dry out the leather and weaken over time.