Product Care

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR FOUR FILLIES’ JEWELLERY

STERLING SILVER
Sterling silver is perfect for those who want to wear their pieces all the time! All sterling silver will naturally oxidize over time; to care for your piece simply polish with a silver polishing cloth or dip it in a gentle silver cleaning solution. 

GOLD AND SILVER PLATED
Gold and silver plating is a method of bonding a thin layer of liquid gold or silver onto the surface of another metal such as sterling silver or brass by electrochemical plating. Wear in plating is subject to change due to the acidity of the wearers skin, and exposure to products such as perfumes, moisturizers, tans or cleaning products. Wear in plating and tarnish are not manufacturing faults, if you would like a piece which can be worn every day without discoloring, we recommend our Gold Filled and Sterling Silver Ranges. The length of time that plating will last varies to each individual. If you have not worn a plated item before we recommend researching this prior to purchasing.

GOLD FILLED 
With the elegance and beauty of gold, gold filled jewellery is a long wearing alternative to solid gold without the price tag! Featuring a layer of solid gold bonded to a base metal such as brass, our gold filled collection may be worn every day without tarnishing. To care for your piece avoid wearing it in water or exposing it to chemicals. Clean it using warm water and a soft cloth.

SOLID GOLD
Unlike many other metals, gold will never tarnish or fade, making it perfect for everyday wear. To care for your piece, simply polish it with a gold polishing cloth, or dip it in warm water using a mild detergent. Please avoid swimming in chlorine or saltwater, and limit any contact with harsh chemicals as this can damage the soft metal.

TARNISHING
Tarnish occurs for many reasons and is subject to the environment of the wearer. Tarnish is not a manufacturing fault as it can be caused by many different things such as perfumes, moisturizers, tanning lotions and cleaning chemicals. Even ones' skin acidity can cause metals to tarnish. Tarnish can also be a result of oxidation from the way items are stored. Oxidation is a natural process that occurs from the combination of oxygen with a substance forming oxide. This can be caused by either lack of oxygen or too much oxygen exposure. We recommend storing your pieces in a purpose-made jewellery box. We find that a simple polish with a clean microfiber or jewellery polishing cloth will remove tarnish. 

ALLERGIES
All of our pieces are nickel and alloy free! Please note that Four Fillies s not liable to compensate customers for any reactions that are caused by our jewellery.

 

 

PEARL PRODUCT CARE

Pearls are delicate and require proper care. Due to the organic nature of a Pearl, caring for them differs from other jewellery. 

Here's a few tips on how to care for your Pearls! 

  • Wear your Pearls;
    Yes, Wear them! Pearls were originally born in the water and benefit immensely from absorbing the natural oils from your skin.
  • Wipe your Pearls; 
  • Use a soft cotton cloth to wipe your Pearls regularly, this will help prevent any buildup of oils or other substances that may have come in contact with your jewellery throughout the day. If your pearls are visibly stained, you can mix a solution of lukewarm water and mild dish soap, dip a soft cloth in it and wipe the pearls then pat dry. Note: Let the Pearls dry all the way before storing.
  • Do Not;
    Submerge your pearls in water. Make sure to take your pearl jewellery off before any water-based activities such as showering and swimming. The chlorine in the water will eat away at the glue agent securing the pearls to their mountings.
  • Storage:
    Pearls should be stored away from other objects or jewellery that may scratch their surfaces. Wrap the pearls in linen, soft cotton cloth, or place it in its original pouch. DO NOT store your pearls in an airtight package such as a plastic pouch. Pearls need moisture, if the environment is too dry, the pearls may crack.

Don't Forget;
To put your pearls on after spraying perfume or hairspray and putting on makeup. Be very careful with chemical substances as they will eat holes in the pearl nacre.

Keep your Pearls away from chlorine, bleach, hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, ammonia, hairspray, perfume, and cosmetics, as these substances will damage the surface of a Pearl. All metals are delicate, so treat your piece with love and care! We recommend taking your pieces off while sleeping, swimming, or undertaking any other sporting activities.