Care of your Jewellery

Care of your Jewellery

Care is needed when cleaning your Sheila Fleet jewellery and a little rub with a anti tarnish jewellery polishing cloth will keep it looking its best.

If your jewellery does become tarnished, we recommend you follow these simple steps:

Place the enamelled jewellery in silver dip cleaner for a maximum of 5 seconds. Remove and rinse carefully in clean, lukewarm water. Dry carefully with a soft hand towel. Rub polished areas with anti-tarnish polishing cloth. Areas with a matt finish should only be lightly wiped, very occasionally, otherwise the matt effect will be lost.

After every time you wear a piece, polish it with the silver cloth Then wrap your jewellery in the anti-tarnish tissue paper it came packaged in. This will keep your jewellery clean whilst you are not wearing it, and it will be in good condition for wearing on the next occasion.

Jewellery should be the last thing you put on and the first thing to come off, to avoid snagging on clothes.

Avoid contact with deodorant, perfume, creams etc. as they can tarnish your jewellery.

  • Do not wear your jewellery when swimming or bathing.
  • Do not wear jewellery in bed as chains and especially neck wires can become kinked easily.

Silver dip is available from most jewellers, some hardware stores or from some of our stockists or our shops.

Care of your Neckwires

Flexible neckwires (silver and gold) are not as robust as chains and need to be handled with care.

Whilst neckwires are flexible, they have a limit and bending them too far may result in permanent loss of shape. Any rough treatment will also cause damage. We recommend that both neckwires and chain pendants are removed prior going to bed to limit any unecessary stress on catches and chain links.

It is always advisable to check catches on wires and chains are secure before wearing, to ensure they have not been pulled open accidentally when worn previously.

Regularly give your neckwire a careful wipe with a jewellery cleaning cloth. This will keep it clean and free of tarnish and oils that can build up with daily wear.

We hope this information will ensure you enjoy wearing your jewellery whilst keeping it in the best condition.

Jewellery should be the last thing you put on and the first thing to come off, to avoid snagging on clothes.