Caring for your BROSISCUS Products
Sterling silver is perfect for those who want to wear their pieces all the time! 925 Sterling Silver is an alloy made of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper. Most BROSISCUS pieces are crafted from sterling silver including our gold plated pieces. Many of our silver jewellery pieces are also plated with rhodium or white gold for extra shine and durability. Rhodium is one of the costliest precious metals due to its rarity. All sterling silver will naturally oxidise over time; to care for your piece simply polish with a silver polishing cloth or dip it in a gentle silver cleaning solution.
Gold and silver plating is a method of bonding a thin layer of liquid gold or silver onto the surface of another metal such as sterling silver or stainless steel by electrochemical plating. Plated jewellery is subject to change due to the acidity of a person's skin, and exposure to things like perfumes, moisturisers, tans or cleaning products. Wear in plating and tarnish are not manufacturing faults but a facet of more affordable jewellery pieces and how long plating will last depends on the individual as well as care of the product.
Stones and Crystals
Diamonds and other stones set into solid gold or sterling silver can be cleaned in warm water with a mild detergent solution, or by a professional jeweller. Please take care when wearing stones that are set into our rings, as any activity that causes the band to become misshapen will affect the setting. This may result in the loss of stones. Misshapen pieces are deemed wear and tear and are not covered under warranty.
Tarnish occurs for many reasons and is subject to the environment of the wearer. Tarnish is not a manufacturing fault as it can be caused by many different things such as perfumes, moisturisers, tanning lotions and cleaning chemicals. Even ones' skin acidity can cause metals to tarnish. Tarnish can also be a result of oxidation from the way items are stored. Oxidation is a natural process that occurs from the combination of oxygen with a substance forming oxide. This can be caused by either lack of oxygen or too much oxygen exposure.
All of our pieces are nickel and alloy free! Please note that while we take care to ensure quality manufacturing materials, BROSISCUS is not liable to compensate customers for any reactions that are caused by our jewellery. If you experience any reactions to our jewellery we recommend to consult your GP.
Unlike many other metals, gold will never tarnish or fade, making it perfect for everyday wear. To care for your piece, simply polish it with a gold polishing cloth (available for purchase), or dip it in warm water using a mild detergent. Please avoid swimming in chlorine or saltwater, and limit any contact with harsh chemicals as this can damage the soft metal.