Take care not to drop gemstone jewellery on hard surfaces as the impact may cause damage. Wrap gemstone jewellery in a soft cloth before storing, to prevent chips or scratches from your other jewellery. Shine the stone with a microfiber cloth and lukewarm water. Apply makeup, perfume, and hair products before putting on jewellery, and do not wear your gold or gemstone pieces in a swimming pool, sauna, steam or submerge in water. Malachite can be toxic if exposed to wet skin.
We do not recommend ultra-sonic cleaning for gemstones.
Please note we do not recommend resizing as the gemstone may crack.
Wedgwood jasperware has been fired at high temperatures and is crafted to be durable. However, it is a ceramic material. Please avoid knocking or dropping on hard surfaces which may cause damage. Do not immerse in hot water, saunas or steam rooms. Do not wear in chlorinated swimming pools as chlorine can damage gold, causing it to pit or become brittle.
Please note these pieces can not be resized as the ceramic discs may crack.
CARING FOR WEDGWOOD JEWELLERY
Firstly clean the gold or silver mount with a specialist silver/gold cleaning cloth. We recommend placing the object in a plastic dish to prevent any knocks or chipping. Wash the jasper cameo body by using a soft cloth and a mild detergent diluted with warm water, taking care not to over rub the bas relief motif as this can cause damage. Do not immerse in water as this can loosen the fixings of the mounts. Rinse thoroughly with clean water and dry with a soft lint free cloth. For more difficult marks, gently rubbing with an old tooth brush or soft nail brush with a mild diluted detergent should remove any ingrained old dirt. Dry with a soft cloth or leave in the air to dry naturally. Do not use abrasive materials or acetone on jasper cameos.
Black basalt is a stoneware body but should not be washed in the same way as jasper. Over time black basalt gains a natural surface patina which is lost when washed. Black basalt objects benefit from handling and should be dusted with a soft lint free cloth.
Be careful when wearing gold rings and other jewellery whilst handling items manufactured in the black basalt body, as it is a natural touch-stone for precious metals and gold can leave indelible marks or streaks on the surface of the object.
The biggest danger to enamel is cracking due to the impact of dropping it on hard surfaces. Wrap enamel jewellery in a soft cloth before storing to prevent the glass enamel from sustaining chips or scratches from your other jewellery. Polish enamel with a microfiber cloth and lukewarm water. Remove whilst showering and do not submerge in water.
Do not wear in chlorinated swimming pools as chlorine can damage gold, causing it to pit or become brittle.
Please note we do not recommend resizing as the glass enamel may crack.
GOLD, SILVER AND BRASS JEWELLERY
Gently polish with precious metal liquid and soft cloth to restore original shine. Silver and brass oxidise more when stored and we recommend keeping them in anti tarnish bags such as below link.
Apply makeup, perfume and hair products before putting on jewellery, and do not wear your gold or enamelled pieces in a swimming pool. Chlorine can damage gold, causing it to pit or become brittle.
BAGS We have discontinued our bags but please see below for care.
Vegetable tanning retains leathers natural markings and any variation in colour and texture should not be considered a fault but inherent to its unique, natural quality.
As with all naturally dyed leather, the bag is not initially colourfast and we recommend you avoid light coloured clothes and surfaces.
Direct sunlight or heat for extended periods may cause uneven discolouration.
If your bag gets wet, leave it to dry naturally after removing any excess water with a paper towel. Pack with paper to retain the bag’s shape. Ferian recommends regular applications of leather balm (we recommend Renapur leather balsam https://www.renapur.com/renapur-leather-balsam-200ml ) to preserve the strength and suppleness of the leather. Apply with a soft bristle brush to help feed oils and waxes back into the leather.
The unlaquered metal fittings are intended to oxidise but the original gleam can be restored with a gentle polish avoiding contact with the leather.
The bags are provided with a protective dust bag which we recommend you store your bag in when not in use. The dust bag is constructed from natural unbleached cotton and made in Cambridgeshire UK.