Keep all jewellery dry and put on after the use of cosmetics or body products. Water, moisturiser, sunscreen or any oil and water based products will increase the likeliness of tarnishing. Chlorine or salted water can also severely discolour and damage your jewellery. Avoid wearing any of your pieces while showering, at swimming pools, at the beach or while exercising. Limit contact to rough surfaces or other metals to prevent changes in colour and scratching. After use, please store your Correy & Lyon piece in its original box, on its own.
When silver and gold are exposed to air and the atmosphere, it causes a chemical reaction that creates something called Silver Sulphate. This sulphur creates the darkening referred to as tarnishing. Silver is a metal that reacts to chemicals, whether it is the air, or chemicals touching it, so best to avoid them.
The good thing is, its easy to buff and clean silver. It doesn't take much to polish up a ring with a polishing cloth. Just a couple of minutes and your silver jewellery will look new again.
Please note that our pieces are made out of plated metals and will tarnish over time with much wear.
Correy & Lyon Australian costume jewellery, this U necklace is crafted from beautiful 14k gold plated over sterling silver 925, the chain is threaded through the top of the U shape and is packaged in a black pouch.