Caring for Your Jewellery
To ensure the longevity of your Momoko Hatano Jewellery we recommend the following mantras:
- Moisture and being rough = Bad. Moisture, acidity and rough handling is never good for your jewellery. So remove them when exercising, cleaning, swimming or showering.
- Chemicals = Bad. Chemicals can discolour metals and gems. Therefore avoid contact with perfumes, moisturisers and household chemicals.
- Tarnish = polish cloth. Some people quite like when patina occurs on metals. But if you would like to remove the coloring use polish cloth to restore sheen. Do not use commercial “silver / cleaning dip”.
Silver and Gold
Precious metals such as silver and gold are soft in nature. Treat them well and they will last forever. Silver and gold can be sensitive to acidity, moisture and chemicals, so avoid contact with moisturisers, perfumes, chlorine etc. If discolouration occurs due to contact with such liquids use polish cloth to restore sheen. When silver jewellery is sitting still for a period of time it becomes oxidised and discolouration can occur, this is a natural and inherent characteristic of silver. If you only wear your jewellery on special occasions we recommend you keep them in a zip lock bag. Tarnish does not occur as often in gold hence it's high demand and desirability. Clean with warm soapy water with a soft brush or with a polish cloth to rid of dirt or superficial scratches.
Gold VermeilGold vermeil is sterling silver that has been gold plated. Avoid contact with abrasive surfaces to maintian the gold lustre. Do not use polish cloth to shine gold vermeil items as this will accelerate the wear the plating. Use a soft cotton ball or warm water to gently clean and dry immediately with a soft towel. Please contact us if your piece requires further cleaning or replating.
Brass is a very durable and beautiful metal often used in fashion jewellery, furniture and industrial features. Like silver it is sensitive to moisture and acidy so avoid contact with chemicals and water. In case of discolouration or tarnish use polish cloth to restore sheen or provided emery paper to maintain matte finishes. Similarly to silver, when brass jewellery is sitting still for a period of time it can become oxidised, this is a natural and inherent characteristic of brass. If you only wear your jewellery on special occasions we recommend you keep them in a zip lock bag.
Pearls must be treated with care as they are delicate and fragile natural gems. Do not immerse in water and avoid contact with chemicals, heat and hard or abrasive surfaces as it can damage the setting and the surface of the pearl. Do not store pearls in zip lock bag but in a soft pouch or in the Momoko Hatano gift box when they are not being worn.
Read more about materials here