Taking care of your jewellery

Your rings, earrings and necklaces are hand-crafted pieces that have been made with care.

To make sure those pieces stay beautiful for as long as possible, we have put together some tips for you below.

  1. Avoid perfume, sprays or lotions, they might tarnish or damage your jewellery’s surface, pearls or gemstones.

  2. Avoid wearing your jewellery during physical work such as gardening or sports.

  3. Avoid chlorine swimming pools or hot tubs.
    The chemicals in the water can affect your jewellery pieces greatly.

  4. When undressing, make sure to wipe clean your jewellery with a soft cloth in order to avoid tarnish caused by oils and perspiration.

  5. Store your jewellery pieces in fabric-lined boxes or pouches.
    Avoid scratches by wrapping each item individually in tissue paper or soft fabric.
SMITH/GREY jewellery care guide
Store your jewellery in a safe place for long lasting sheen.

Plated jewellery

Plated jewellery is composed of a solid, inner material such as silver, and an outer material such as yellow or rose gold, rhodium or ruthenium. As the layer applied is relatively thin, heavy wearing can lead to the outer material rubbing off slightly.Over time the plating will wear away which is considered normal wear and tear rather than a defect. If your plating has come off and you would like to refresh it, we are happy to offer a re-plating service for a small fee.


Pearls are organic, delicate gems, so need to be handled with extra care. With a low resistance to heat and chemicals, you need to avoid contact with chemicals, detergents, perfumes or similar. Simply rinse with water and dry with a soft cloth. Take off your pearl rings before washing your hands and try to avoid lotion or creams. In case your set pearls become loose we can make sure to re-set them at your convenience.

Oxidised silver

For designs that require a more dark and matte look, we use an oxidisation process to apply a mid to dark grey tone to our silver jewellery. This patina is very popular especially with men’s jewellery and can also be used to darken textured or engraved areas. Oxidisation affects the surface only, is temporary and will slowly fade with wear, making it a unique, time-based finish with lots of character.