Town talk silver polishing cloth
Town talk silver dip cleaning solution
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
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.
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
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.
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!