All Sarah Sears Jewelry should be stored in it’s original box, or away from other pieces, to prevent scratches to the surface or damage to the sterling silver backs, which are inherently fragile.
Patinas and Gold tone brass finishes are transient in nature and will change over time. Patinas will wear away gradually and gold tones will deepen as they oxidize. We encourage you to embrace these changes and enjoy your jewellery as it evolves. Please read on for the best ways to care for your pieces.
Direct contact with perfumes, lotions, cosmetics and aerosols may accelerate the development of oxidization on gold tone brass jewellery and wear away any blue or black patinas. Remove all jewellery when showering, swimming and exercising. In order to prevent staining, it is important to keep all pieces away from water. Humid environments will accelerate the process of oxidization.
The easiest way to maintain the gold tone of any brass pieces, is to wipe down with a polishing cloth after each wear. If polishing with a cloth alone is not enough to remove any tough stains, read on for a natural polish and cleanser option.
Mix juice of half a lemon with a teaspoon of baking soda in order to form a paste. Using a cloth, apply the paste to your jewellery and rub in one direction. Repeat until clean, wipe off the paste, rinse with water and pat dry. Once dry, polish vigorously with a jewellery polishing cloth.
Should you find that your earring backs break, or any other wear and tear occurs that you wish to have improved, please get in touch. If you are treating your jewels with great care and appreciation, we want your Sarah Sears Jewelry to last you a lifetime and maintain it’s best state.
Depending on the age of the item and the damage, Sarah is happy to fix it either for free or for a small fee.
Sarah Sears Jewellery only uses sterling silver posts and backings. Bronze and sterling silver are used primarily for all metals in all pieces, unless noted in description. Sterling silver and bronze are alloyed with copper, not nickel. So generally friendly to sensitive ears as they are nickel free.