Jewellery Care

 

Sizes Guide

THE PERFECT FIT

To ensure you get the most accurate ring size, measure your finger at room temperature. Measuring whilst your hands are cold will result in a size too small as your fingers can be up to half a size smaller at this time. When looking for rings with a wider band, we always recommend getting a size larger than your usual size as they can feel a little snugger than the traditional eternity ring. Your perfect ring should fit comfortably, feeling tight enough that it won’t fall off and is still able to fit over the knuckle when you take it off. While placing an order for rings, please select your American/British ring size. 

 CARE AND CLEANING

Pearls and other organic or porous gemstones should be protected from the alcohol or acids in make-up, perfume and hairspray. Always put your jewellery on last, after your perfume has dried.

Jewellery dips and sonic cleaners can damage pearls and gemstones and wear down rhodium coatings. Generally, jewellery should be cleaned with nothing stronger than very mild soapy water and a soft toothbrush, while porous gemstones and pearls require only lukewarm water. There is no need to clean pearls – the natural oils on your skin will help maintain their lustre. Even very mild detergent may damage their delicate coating.

 PROTECTING ETERNITY RINGS

Most of our gold jewellery is made with 18 carat gold. Therefore it needs to be treated with care. Jewellery studded with gemstones have prongs holding the stones that tend to get loose with wear and tear and this needs to be looked at by professionals every few years. 

Because the gemstones are set all the way around Eternity rings are susceptible to damage on all sides. The setting and the stones can both be damaged by sharp impacts that can occur when working with your hands, doing exercise etc. It is therefore best to wear your eternity rings on your non-leading hand and remove them if you know you are about to embark on an activity that may expose them to risk.

RHODIUM PLATING

Some of our 18 carat gold jewellery is plated with rhodium, which can give it either a bright, polished white gold finish, or a black sleek appearance.

 Store your rhodium plated jewellery in its own pocket or pouch of a jewellery box or wallet to prevent it getting scratched and if your pieces start to look tired then bring them into our boutique for re-plating, to restore their shine.

 GEMSTONE CARE

Although gemstones are some of the hardest natural materials in the world, the cut and setting can make them vulnerable. Larger stones in particular should be worn and stored with care.

 Porous gemstones, including amber, turquoise, opals and pearls may be stained by oils or liquids, so it’s particularly important to avoid contact with face creams, sun tan lotion and household chemicals. Wash porous gemstones in lukewarm water and polish with a lint-free soft cloth.

 Porous gemstones are more susceptible to damage when hot, so avoid wearing jewellery to the beach, where the sea salt, sun and sand could easily mar the appearance of your gems.

 Storing

It may seem obvious but if you always keep your jewellery in the same place you are much less likely to misplace it. This can be harder when you're travelling or need to remove it for work or exercise. A small jewellery pouch or a lambs leather travel case in your handbag where you can safely store your rings, earrings and pendants can help keep them safe. To keep your jewellery scratch-free, secure and untangled while you’re travelling, it’s worth packing a jewellery wallet, where each item has its own pouch or compartment, ensuring your earrings, necklaces and rings don’t get lost in your luggage.

Repairs

Our jewellery should be enjoyed for generations to come, so every piece is crafted with fine attention to detail.

If your jewellery is damaged at any point, we will be very happy to mend any repairable items. Please allow up to six weeks for repair. Charges for repair will be calculated once the craftsman has inspected your piece.

You will then be asked to confirm that you’d like to go ahead with the repair.

We are unfortunately unable to repair pieces that have not been made by Studio Tara. Studio Tara will not be liable for any transportation charges for repair of jewellery. Studio Tara will not be liable for any items lost during transit. We request you to contact us for any repairs

To arrange a repair, please contact us on studiotara@gmail.com