Caring for your Lily Blanche jewellery
At Lily Blanche, everything we do is designed to surprise and delight you. We craft the heirlooms of tomorrow from the conversation pieces of today. Our jewellery is beautiful and accessible and designed to fit your lifestyle and be worn every day. You should get decades of pleasure from your Lily Blanche jewellery. Follow these easy guidelines and you will sparkle and shine with Lily Blanche.
Sparkle & Shine
Lily Blanche jewellery is manufactured to the highest standards, much of it in our Scottish workshop. All silver in the collection is sterling silver, all pearls are real, freshwater pearls and all stones – garnets, amethysts, rubies, emeralds, sapphires etc – are real gemstones. When we use gold in our jewellery it is 18 carat gold vermeil. Our lockets are hallmarked by the Edinburgh Assay Office with a full UK hallmark.
Dos & dont's for your Lily Blanche jewellery
Our jewellery is designed to last but how you take care of it will make a big difference to its appearance. Jewellery should be the last item you put on when you get dressed in the morning, after any skincare, haircare or make up products.
Always remove your jewellery at bedtime. When not being worn, please store your jewellery in a Lily Blanche velvet pouch, containing Intercept cleaning technology. They have been specially formulated to keep your jewellery in perfect condition. These come complimentary with our lockets and extra pouches can be purchased on the website.
Precious metal jewellery should not be worn in water, including the shower, as the chemicals even in the domestic water supply, can damage jewellery. Chlorine and other chemicals in swimming pools and Jacuzzis will damage the finish on our jewellery. Rings should be removed when washing hands.
Please always handle your jewellery with clean hands. Be aware that chemicals in cosmetics and cleaning products will leave marks on precious metal jewellery, as will enzymes in certain foods, such as egg or onion. If you are closing a locket, please wipe it with a soft cloth and ensure it is clean and nothing is trapped in it before shutting it.
All Lily Blanche jewellery should be removed when doing gardening and household chores. Lily Blanche jewellery should not be exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time. Repeated opening and closing of lockets or charms will loosen the hinges and catches over time. This is normal. If the catch on your locket loosens, it can be easily tightened.
How to clean your jewellery
Sterling silver or gold vermeil jewellery can be carefully cleaned with the Lily Blanche polish cloth. This has been formulated for us by Town Talk polish company, the leading manufacturers of precious metal cleaning products. It comes complimentary with our lockets and extra cloths can be purchased on our website.
Please do not use other polish, liquids or treated cloths on Lily Blanche jewellery as they may damage the surface of the jewellery.
Freshwater pearls are porous and must be cleaned using a dry soft cloth. Do not immerse pearls in water. They are very susceptible to damage by make-up or sprays and should be stored separately from metal jewellery which can scratch them.
But most importantly of all – please enjoy your Lily Blanche jewellery.