At Serpent Rouge we endeavor to use materials that not only have minimal impact on the earth but also result in a piece of art that will last a lifetime, this is why we only use recycled Stirling Silver and 9kt Gold and do not offer gold plating/vermeil.
Both silver and gold are quite soft metals so expect them to scratch easily with everyday wear, I personally think this adds to their charm as they mold to your everyday life (go look at grandmas wedding band, bent and worn down from a lifetime of love and experience). Wearing your jewellery everyday also helps protect them from tarnishing, if everyday is not your thing you can always use a polishing cloth that is embedded with compound to keep your treasures shining bright. Please note these polishing cloths can affect areas of patina (blackening, i.e the Galaxy Ring) and should not be used.
(These are my everyday rings, complete with the usual wear and tare scratches)
Keeping gemstones and pearls clean can be done with a soft damp cloth, avoid using sharp things to dig around, you will just damage the piece. An ultrasonic cleaner is a great investment for jewellery however it can be harmful to softer stones like pearls, emeralds, opals and topaz so always check first!
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