How to Care for your Jewellery



Sterling Silver

Recycled silver is very tough and long lasting. If worn all the time it remains fairly polished. However, over time it can tarnish and wear.

A silver polishing cloth is an amazing thing to have as it freshens up your jewellery and has it looking like new! If it starts to patina, try dipping your silver in a lemon juice and olive oil solution, then wiping clean under warm water with natural soap.

If you are not wearing your jewellery frequently, make sure that you store it in a clean, dry and enclosed space away from direct sunlight to avoid tarnishing or oxidisation. 

Brass & Copper

Brass and copper are both beautiful metals, they are a reflection of the elements around it, one of the reasons why it is so magical! However, this does mean that the item you buy may change colour over time. All pieces are treated with Renaissance Wax by me.

Having some fine steel wool, or a polishing cloth will help take some of the oxidisation off the piece. If the jewellery has a heavier tarnishing, I'd recommend making a paste from lemon juice and bicarbonate of soda, use a soft toothbrush or cloth and wash the jewellery, repeat until clean, rinse with water and dry thoroughly  <3 

Rest assured that all Hammer & Snail pieces are made from high purity precious metals, ensuring that we can make the things we sell live a long and happy life with you!