Care for Jewellery
All our pieces are beautifully handmade in our London studio from the highest quality materials. It is important to care for your jewellery to keep it in the most perfect condition. We advise that you store your Kitty Joyas in its original packaging or in a cool / dry place.Gold plated jewellery: Our gold vermeil pieces are made with a hard layer of 18ct yellow gold on top of recycled sterling silver. For long lasting colour & to ensure longevity, keep it out of water for prolonged periods of time, including swimming, showering and physical exercise. Avoid keeping it close to other pieces of jewellery to prevent scratching and exposure to strong substances such as perfume & suncream. You can clean gold plated pieces with a soft cloth and hot soapy water - be extra careful because the surface is sensitive. Learn more about our Renew service which includes re-plating and re-polishing to breathe new life into your favourite pieces.
Enamelled jewellery: All enamelled jewellery should be treated like the precious item it is so it lasts a lifetime. It is a delicate material and salt water, or humidity can degrade the enamel faster. It can react to strong products such as perfume and suncream and should not be worn when washing up, swimming or when doing physical exercise. Enamel can lose it’s shine but it can be polished up again. Discover our Renew service to give your enamelled jewellery the refresh it may need.
Sterling Silver: The colour of the metal can tarnish with exposure to humidity and frequent handling. To brighten up your silver pieces, you can use bicarbonate of soda and lemon juice, and rinse with warm soapy water. You can also use specialist silver cleaning products such as brillo which you can buy from most supermarkets. Clean with a soft polishing cloth.
Solid Golds: The most durable of all metals and can be worn all the time. To polish it up you can add a few drops of soft washing-up liquid to a bowl of warm water and soak your gold jewellery in for at least ten minutes. Clean gently with a soft brush / toothbrush & a polishing cloth.
All pieces are guaranteed for 1 year: If your jewellery needs repairing within this time frame we can do this with no extra charge.
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