Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Our cleaning kits

Each purchase comes with a cleaning kit. We often get queries from clients on how to use it so we thought we'd blog about it and send future queries to this link. :)

Basically, the cleaning kit is used primarily for tarnished metals - silver to be specific, but jewellers have used it for gold and other non-precious metals too. It is also used by the lapidary artisans to give stones a quick buff but we've found that it's not quite necessary if we keep the stone away from sticky substances.

To polish the metal, put some of the white powder onto the cloth (or any other soft cloth for that matter) and rub over the tarnished parts. The tarnishing will be extremely visible on the cloth - usually characterised by blackened marks.

We also get requests from clients to purchase the cleaning kits separately from the jewellery. We're happy to announce that you now can via Cate. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to a transparently and efficiently run hilltribe charity - details in the next few days. :)

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