All Dixi jewellery needs to be worn with care. The majority of our beautiful pieces are perfect for wearing every day, but always make sure to take your jewels off for tasks that may mean your hands are in contact with water and/or other substances, such as swimming and bathing. We would also recommend this with sterling silver as many of our pieces contain natural stones and/or antiqued detailing to set the features off and we'd hate for you to damage these. You also need to remove your jewels during sports activities, when going to bed or when you are going to be doing strenuous work with your hands. Your beautiful jewels will thank you!
It is also really important to put your jewels on last in the morning, and take them off first before getting changed in the evening to avoid clothing snagging and damaging your jewellery. While the metals we use in our jewels are very durable, they can be damaged by hard knocks or scratch when not properly cared for.
Avoid pulling roughly on chains when taking your necklaces on and off as the jump rings that connect the jewellery to its chain are designed to come open [which is how they are attached in the first place].
|Do store your jewels in an airtight container||Don't pull at delicate necklace/bracelet chains|
|Do remove your jewellery at night||Don't let your jewellery come into contact with moisture, hand/body
creams, hairsprays, perfumes or any other substances
|Do regularly clean your jewellery||Don't wear your jewellery while doing strenuous work with your hands|
|Do put your jewellery on last in the morning|
|Do ask for assistance doing necklaces / bracelets up if you think you will struggle.|
|Do save your luxury pieces for occasional wear|
|Info||Plated items consist of a base metal (such as copper or brass) plated in a layer of silver, gold, gunmetal or rose gold.|
Remove your item before contact with water, hand/body creams or any other chemicals and substances as these can wear at the plating.
If you suffer from particularly sensitive skin, apply a thin coat of clear nail varnish to the inside of the band to minimise skin contact. You may need to apply a new coating every now and again to maintain the barrier.
|How to Clean||Gently buff with a clean and dry microfibre cloth. Don't be too rough!|
|Storage||Store in an airtight container. Sealable bags or pouches are an excellent, inexpensive option; if you would like us to include one in your order just add a note at checkout :) Gift boxes are not suitable for storage.|
925 Sterling Silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals, usually copper. Fine silver (99.9% pure) is too soft for producing functional objects such as jewellery, and in Sterling Silver the silver is alloyed with other metals to give strength whilst preserving the malleability of the silver and a high precious metal content.
For best care, remove your item before prolonged contact with water and at all times with hand/body creams or any other chemicals and substances.
Remember many of our items contain natural stones and/or antiqued detailing to set the features off so even with sterling silver items please do remove before prolonged contact with water.
Avoid wearing your silver if you are going to be doing strenuous work with your hands. Silver is a very durable metal however due to natural properties of the metal, can still be malleable so care is required.
|How to Clean||
Did you know that Sterling Silver loves to be worn? No, really! The oils in your skin 'clean' the surface of the silver! But if your favourite jewel has been left on the side and is looking a little worse for wear, it is really easy to restore your sterling silver to its shiny best - simply polish with a clean and dry microfibre cloth!
If a deeper clean is required, you can also try a home made solution of baking soda and water, or non whitening, non gel toothpaste. Use a pea sized amount to polish using a clean cloth or kitchen roll. It's important that you love the stones in your jewellery too, so remember to avoid getting substances or solutions on any stones set in the silver.
|Storage||Store in an airtight container. Sealable bags and pouches are an excellent, inexpensive option; if you would like us to include one in your order just add a note at checkout :) Gift boxes are not suitable for long term storage as they are not airtight.|
We know, sometimes you've just got to treat yourself to a little piece of luxury!
To keep your beautiful jewellery in tip top condition, we recommend keeping your luxury pieces for occasional wear only as they can be delicate and may easily be damaged by excess wear or neglect. It is particularly important to put luxury pieces on last when getting dressed, and take them off first at night to avoid your clothing snagging and causing any additional damage.
Your luxury piece will also thank you for regular cleaning. Polish regularly with a soft microfibre cloth and if you're feeling really fancy, you can make up your own simple jewellery cleaning solution to maintain the stunning shine of your favourite luxury piece! Remember if your piece features antiqued detail [black that makes the features stand out] to only clean gently with a dry cloth to avoid rubbing this off.
Jump rings are the tiny loops that connect your jewellery to its chain. It isn't a complete loop - it has a gap which you can open and close with pliers. As such, you need to be careful not to pull at your jewellery too hard as these pesky jump rings can pop open occasionally!
If you ever find yourself needing to fix a jump ring, we got you! It is super simple and will take just a few seconds to make your jewellery brand new!