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Jewellery Care

silver polishing clothTown talk silver polishing cloth

Price - 2

Silver polishing dipTown talk silver dip cleaning solution

Price - 7.50

 

Mussel shell jewellery is made with real shells found locally washed up empty on our local beaches. They are not coated or dipped in silver but set in solid silver thick cases. Incorrect storage or careflessness may damge the shell as they are a natural organic material. Shells can be replaced if damaged. Email for more information.

Having looked after them, the real mussel shell jewellery pieces I made in University over ten years ago for myself still look exactly the same as when I first made them for my end of year show.

Shells and shell products are sourced predominantly as a by-product of the food industry in the country of origin or collected locally from naturally sustainable resources.

Shells are gathered with the permission of the local fisheries authorities or with certification from CITIES (Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species)No endangered species are purchased for use in Pa-pa designs and we make every effort to monitor relevant data through trade information and conservation bodies.

Jewellery Care

Silver is a beautiful lustrous metal, used in making much of contemporary jewellery. It does unfortunately have one downside, and that is tarnish. The modern world and the way we live means there is a lot of sulphur in the atmosphere, this is what causes tarnish.

Clean your silver jewelelry with a polishing cloth or silver dip. I recommend a Town talk Silver Polishing Cloth made of 100% high quality cotton, impregnated with a silver cleaner and anti-tarnish agent which will not damage the natural shells and precious stones like turquoise and pearls, that I sometimes use in my designs.

Chemicals
Certain chemicals can harm your precious items, we use some of them so often we don’t think of them as chemicals. Hairspray, perfume, nail varnish remover, even perspiration can all affect jewellery. If you are going to wear hairspray or other cosmetics, put them on first and give them a chance to dry before putting on your jewellery.

Chlorine is particularly damaging, so if you are going swimming leave your jewellery at home.

Don’t wear your jewellery 24 hours a day, take it off when you get home or at least at night. Keep it separated as different elements can damage each other. When you are not wearing chains and necklets keep them fastened so they don’t get tangled. When you are doing jobs around the house, gardening, DIY etc. remove it, you wouldn’t wear your Escada dress or your Paul Smith suit when cleaning the kitchen floor or working in the shed!

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