All jewellery needs a little care and attention to keep it looking it's best. Follow our care advice and you'll maintain the shine and quality of your RockPaperRoses for years to come.
Our jewellery is cadmium, lead, and nickel free and it's also hypoallergenic. That means it's kind to the environment and to your skin- unless you have an extreme allergy and can only wear solid gold.
Avoid contact with water
Always remove your jewellery before showering and bathing, or using saunas and steam rooms. Even with sterling silver and real gold can be dulled over time due to a build-up of chalk contained in water, residue from soaps and shower gels and steam.
NEVER wear your jewellery in swimming pools- the chlorine in the water can react with the metal and cause colour change, and in some cases even cause structural change. The same goes for swimming in the sea- the salt will seriously affect the colour and shine of the metal.
Put your jewellery on after applying your makeup and perfume
Makeup, cosmetics, moisturiser, deodorants and perfume all contain chemicals that can damage the shine and surface of metals. Limit your jewellery’s exposure to these harsh chemicals by putting it on after you’ve finished getting ready.
Use a silver or gold polishing cloth for cleaning
Professional cleaning cloths are designed to bring out the best in the metal. We recommend using one rather than the use of tissue or other cloths. Tissue often contains fibres that can scratch the surface of the metal, while some cloths contain fluff that can snag on the corners of jewellery. We recommend the Connoisseurs Jewellery Polishing Cloth. It has two layers- one for removing dirt and tarnish, the other to buff and polish your jewellery. We’ve used it for years and swear by it.
Sonic jewellery cleaners are great for removing the dirt and build up from pieces like diamond rings. But do take care with delicate and smaller gemstones- the sonic frequency can dislodge stones completely.
When not in use, store your jewellery in a box or soft cloth bag, to limit its exposure to dust, heat and other environmental factors.