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Jewellery care | HOW TO

Jewellery care | HOW TO

We love to help here at Palas HQ so we have put together this information guide to help you keep your Palas collection shining bright and in beautiful condition. A must have purchase is one of our amazing polishing cloths Watch these video's on how to polish your charms to see them truly sparkle just like you!

Watch these video's on how to polish your charms to see them truly sparkle just like you!

How do I care for my jewellery?

The more you take care of your jewellery, the longer you will be able to enjoy wearing it... here are a few simple tips >

1. We recommend you store your Palas jewellery away from any natural light and heat.

2. Be sure to steer clear of harsh cleaning products (silver dips, soaps etc.), which can discolour your jewellery and leave a film that can dull their appearance.

3. Avoid wearing your jewellery in water at all times as this will cause your items to discolour much faster. For leather designs this will cause the leather to rot and break easily.

4. Apply your make-up, hair spray and perfume before you put your jewellery on. The chemicals in them may damage the finish of the metals if sprayed directly on to them.

Can I wear Palas in water?

Charms, leather and water… are not such great friends — we suggest removing your jewellery before showering and swimming. Water will cause leather to rot and weaken and can, therefore lead to breakages. Charms will discolour when exposed to certain elements, be sure to treat your collection with love.

Can I use silver dip to polish my charms?

The use of silver dip will cause your charms to discolour and we suggest only using a Palas polishing cloth to clean your charms. However, you can silver dip our sterling silver chains but remember to remove all charms first!

Please note > rose gold and yellow plated necklaces and bracelets should never be polished or silver dipped as this will remove the plating.

What is Palas jewellery made of?

All of our pieces are designed by Anna Dimond in Australia and handmade from solid sterling silver, bronze, brass, and copper by skilled artisans in Indonesia.

Our necklaces, bracelets and bangles are made from a mixture of sterling silver, brass, leather, rose gold and yellow gold plating and some designs have stainless steel clasps.

Why does my jewellery tarnish?

Your beautiful handcrafted Palas treasures should be handled with love at all times! All sterling silver, bronze, brass, and copper will naturally tarnish over time but it will happen much faster when it comes into contact with perfume, salty air, skin creams, hairspray, chlorine, sea water, perspiration and acidic skin. Hot and humid conditions can also cause metals to tarnish over time. The amount of tarnishing that occurs is dependent on the skin and care habits of the wearer.

How hard should I press when cleaning my charms?

Ok, we get asked this one A LOT, and we find that firm pressure makes a huge difference… all it takes is a little bit of elbow grease and the charms more often than not, polish up like new. They are solid metals so you can't over-polish them.

How often should I polish my collection?

We suggest that you polish your charms every 2–3 months as this helps maintain their beautiful state. This may need to be more frequent in summer due to the rise in temperature. Please avoid the use of silver dip or paste as they contain harsh chemicals that will damage the metals as well as the protective lacquer our charms are coated in.

Keep your charms shining bright

To care for your charms, bangles and chains we have these fantastic polishing cloths, which contain a solution in the fabric, which cleans, polishes and helps your Palas pieces to shine even brighter.

You can continue to use these amazing cloths until all the yellow has disappeared. Please do not wash your polishing cloth, as the solution will be removed.

Please note > rose gold and yellow gold plated necklaces and bracelets should never be polished or silver dipped as this will remove the plating. Do not use silver dip or pastes on our jewellery as it may discolour them. You can silver dip our sterling silver chains just be sure to remove all of your charms first.

This functional and beautiful jewellery box is perfect for storing your treasured Palas collection and is a great travel accessory. The lovely metallic gold outer is complemented by the soft grey interior that keeps your jewellery safe and contained all in one place. The inner compartment can be pulled out to reveal more storage underneath for your bracelets and bangles.

It makes the ideal travel companion or to gather your treasured items together in one handy spot when heading between work and the gym. Use it to store your jewellery while at home also and to protect it from the elements. It is the perfect accompaniment to any Palas piece and is a beautiful way to wrap up any Palas gift that your loved ones will appreciate and utilise daily.

Adhering to these Palas care and handling instructions will help to ensure a long and happy life for your Palas collection!

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Sophia Genders

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