Wild and Wise jewellery is made from a variety of different metals, glass, and materials and so care needs to be taken when cleaning a piece. We do not recommend liquid cleaners on pieces that have components other than metal. The simplest way to clean your jewellery is to gently polish it with a polishing cloth.
- The flameworked glass is annealed to strengthen it, but it is still glass and should be treated as such. Place your jewellery down gently and ideally put on and take off your jewellery over a carpeted floor - dropping it on a hard surface could damage it.
- Do not immerse your leather item in water, instead pat it with a damp cloth. If needed, use a little gentle detergent on the cloth, wipe down the leather, rinse the cloth with clean water and wipe the leather to clean. Allow to dry fully.
- Keep jewellery with sterling silver and other metal components in a sealable bag to help prevent tarnishing if the item is not being worn frequently.
- Copper and brass tarnish quickly. Jewellery with these elements have been designed with the patina that naturally develops in mind. The patina adds to the character of the piece, but if you would prefer to keep the item shiny, polish the piece with a polishing cloth.
- For fibre and items other than leather (see leather above), if something stronger than a polishing cloth is needed:
- never use an abrasive;
- gently clean the item by hand with a little warm water and a mild detergent, rinse, pat dry and allow to air-dry thoroughly.
Handmade jewellery is delicate by nature, but treating it with care will extend its wear and keeping it clean and undamaged is key to its longevity.
- Avoid getting chemicals (cleaning products, lotions, perfume or hairsprays, etc) on or near your jewellery.
- Remove your jewellery before taking a shower, swimming, or for any activity that causes you to perspire heavily, like gardening or exercising.
- Ideally, jewellery should be stored in individual bags (with each piece stored separately) in a jewellery box to prevent oxidation and scratches.
- Store your jewellery in a dry location, not in the bathroom where there is a lot of moisture and humidity.