All You Need To Know About Jewellery

All You Need To Know About Jewellery

From choosing new jewellery to caring for it properly so your jewellery always looks its best; this is everything you need to know about fine minimal jewellery.

The Difference In Metals

We make all our jewellery from 925 sterling silver and gold-fill so you can wear them everyday and cherish them for years. But what’s the difference between plated, filled, and pure metals?

Gold and silver plated metals are created by bonding a thin layer of gold or silver to a cheap base metal like copper, brass, or nickel. This inexpensive metal is cheap to make and looks cheap when you wear it, that’s why we never use it to make our jewellery.

Sterling silver is 92.5% pure silver while gold fill is created using heat and pressure to fuse a layer or Karat gold to a base metal - we only ever use sterling silver. This makes both sterling silver and gold fill more expensive than plated metals but it looks great, lasts for years, and will never turn your skin green!

Want to know more? Read our need to know series about gold, silver, and diamond jewellery.

The Correct Necklace Length

Wearing the right necklace matters but choosing the right length can be tricky. We’ve created a simple guide including a necklace size chart and easy-to-follow instructions to make finding the perfect fit a whole lot easier. Head on over to our guide to finding the right necklace length.

The Correct Ring Size

Ring sizing can be confusing especially if you’re buying online and can’t try on in-person. If you’re struggling to find the perfect fit, our ring sizing guide complete with measuring instructions, sizing chart, and tips for measuring your ring size will help you find the perfect it.

The Care Instructions

If taken care of, your OMCH jewellery can last a lifetime but you need know how to take care of them first. We recommend following these simple care instructions for your jewellery to prevent accidental damage and breakages.

Always remember to remove your jewellery when in water, and remove your jewellery when sleeping, getting changed, or working out. Be aware that perfume, household cleaning products, water, and exposure to the intense sunlight can cause corrosion, tarnishing, and discolouration.

Store your jewellery in its original box or in a polyethylene or mylar ziplock bag. Never leave your jewellery in bright sunlight such as a windowsill or in a damp environment like the bathroom. Fastening the chain helps to prevent tangling, however, a little talcum powder makes detangling easier if you find your chains become tangled up.

Jewellery needs a little regular cleaning to keep it looking it’s best. Sterling silver naturally tarnishes over night and with proper storage and a little care, you can prevent this from happening. We recommend cleaning your jewellery using lukewarm water, a mild soap, and a gentle cleaning cloth. Make sure your jewellery is completely dry afterwards to avoid water stains, corrosion, and damage.

Read our full jewellery care instructions for all the information.

How To Prevent Tangles

If you’ve ever had to detangle knotted necklaces, you know what a nightmare tangled chains are. If you want to layer up your necklaces tangle-free, here’s how you can avoid it happening. The multi-strand clasp is simple to use, easy to remove, and keeps your necklaces safe from tangling during wear and storage. Clip on your necklaces and slide closed to secure - it’s that easy; no more tangles. Keep the multi-strand clasp attached to your favourite necklace combination and you’ll prevent the chains from becoming tangled in storage.

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Written by Sophie Davies

Sophie is a freelance writer and full-time jeweller. She has been writing about simple living and sustainability for over ten years; exploring simple living, sustainable style, and slow travel. She writes for a variety of brands and publications as well as her personal blog, A Considered Life.

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