Care Instructions

Jewellery Care Instructions

For a look that's brighter than the stars, here's a guide of how you should care for your Anna Lou of London jewellery:
  • Avoid contact with water and perfumes.
  • Remove your jewellery before going to bed.
  • Keep all your jewellery separate, keep gold with gold, silver with silver,  
  • stainless steel with stainless steel and so on to help your jewellery keep its shine.
  • Sterling Silver items can be cleaned using a specialist Silver cleaner. However do not immerse in a liquid cleaner.
  • For extra protection store your jewellery separately in a fabric pouch/ box.
  • When cleaning your jewellery use a soft cloth, mild detergent and warm water. Follow the grain of the jewellery to avoid tiny scratches.

Sterling Silver Jewellery Care

Q: How should I take care of my sterling silver jewellery on a day-to-day basis?

  • Make your jewellery is the last thing you put on in the morning, and the first thing you take off at night.
  • Remove when cleaning, swimming and taking a shower. The chemicals used during these activities could cause immediate tarnishing.
  • Remove when sleeping as movement during sleep can cause stress on the jewellery.
  • Store your jewellery in a cool, dry place. The box provided will slow tarnishing and prevent scratching by other pieces in your jewellery box.
  • Wipe your jewellery clean with a soft cloth before returning it to storage to remove any body oils and dirt.

Q: How do I clean my Sterling Silver jewellery?

  • To keep your jewellery looking its best, periodically clean it in a mild soapy water mixture and a SOFT toothbrush. Rinse thoroughly with water and dry completely with a soft silver polishing cloth.
  • Never use paper towels or tissues to dry your jewellery as they contain fibers that can scratch.

Q: Will my Sterling Silver jewellery tarnish?

Yes, all Sterling Silver jewellery will tarnish. The exposed layer of silver reacts with chemicals and even the elements in the air to form something called "patina". It appears as a faint golden glow that you may notice after wearing your jewellery a number of times. Certain things like rubber, latex, chlorine and sulfur can actually burn your silver, so keep them as far apart from each other as possible.

Q: Why should I pay more for Sterling Silver jewellery if it is going to tarnish anyway?

  • The difference is the amount of silver. Silver-plated jewellery only has a very thin layer of silver over base metal. When the available silver has tarnished and been rubbed away by cleaning and/or polishing, you are left with the dingy base metal components that will never shine again. Very cheap silver-plated jewellery is actually made with plastic and it will look even worse!
  • Sterling silver has unlimited layers to work with. If your jewellery has lost its brilliant shine, follow the instructions above to remove the layer of patina and reveal the next layer of shiny silver!
  • Proper Sterling Silver jewellery care ensures you will enjoy your jewellery for years to come.

Stainless Steel Jewellery Care

Why should I choose Stainless Steel jewellery?

Stainless Steel jewellery is preferred because it's strong, durable and is very easy to keep clean. 

It makes the perfect wedding bands and engagements rings because it lasts forever.

It does not need to be cleaned nearly as often as other metals and can be less expensive.

It reflects light which makes it keep its perfect shine.

If you are looking to clean Stainless Steel jewellery that is very dirty then it is possible to use a toothbrush with white non-silica toothpaste to get to those hard to reach areas. Use a clean toothbrush to clean off access toothpaste. And then make sure you dip the jewellery in Stainless Steel after you've cleaned it.

Never use abrasive cleaners or wax which can leave a film on your jewellery. When using polish make sure it’s a non-toxic one and that your cloth is very soft to avoid scratching. Doing this cleaning process often will keep your Stainless Steel jewellery looking brand new.

For Gold or Rose Gold plated Stainless Steel do not use abrasive cleaning fluids such as toilet cleaners,paint remover,metal cleaners with high acid or high alkali PH. Use a soft cotton cloth and a cleaner with low acid and alkali PH. Products can't be exposed to a swimming pool, seawater, high temperatures, high humidity (steam), sweat, be cleaned or immersed in abrasive liquid. 

Scarf Care Instructions

Your pure silk scarf should either be dry cleaned or washed in the following manner:

 Wash by hand only in water approximately blood hear using a small amount of liquid soap. Rinse in cold water then squeeze out gently-do not wring. Pad off excess moisture by placing it flat between two towels. For the best finish iron on the reserve side while damp with a medium to hot. Iron up to the hand rolled edge, taking care not to flatten it.

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