How to look after your jewellery & accessories:
Avoid contact with water, direct sunlight, perfume, harsh chemicals and other damaging elements.
Avoid sleeping with your jewellery on.
Avoid unnecessary stress or strain; tugging, squashing, bending etc.
Most metals will oxidise (tarnish) naturally over time. Silver will oxidise faster than usual when emerged in seawater. To bring back the shine, try using brasso or a silver polishing cloth. You could also try scrubbing with a toothbrush and a mixture of bicarb, dishwashing liquid and water. Bring your pieces in to the studio and I’ll happily re-polish for you, on the house. Re-polishing of silver jewellery pieces that were made elsewhere will be charged for.
Please note: We do not take on repairs or alterations to items that were not manufactured by us.
How to find your ring size:
1. Use an existing ring that fits (provided it’s still relatively circular): place it over a ruler and measure the inside diameter of the ring in millimetres.
2. Pop in to our studio in Claremont or our shop in Kalk Bay and we will gladly measure you up.
3. Find another friendly jeweller and ask them nicely to take your measurement.
We work with the British ring size system (A – Z) but can also convert sizes across different systems (American, Eastern etc).
Some interesting facts.. most people’s left and right hands are slightly different in size; fingers on the dominant hand are often slightly bigger. Also, most people’s fingers have a general tendency to expand and contract in warmer and cooler weather. It’s usually a good idea to take this into account when choosing your ring size.