Jewellery Care & Materials

Here at KookyTwo we want to help you keep your jewellery looking gorgeous for as long as possible, and it's super simple with just a little love and care. 
With these easy tips on how to care for your jewellery, you can keep it looking shiny for years to come...

Remove......when showering, swimming exercising or sleeping
Avoid..........contact with liquids, chemicals, perfume, chlorine or hairspray
Protect........from sunlight, humidity, hot and cold temperatures
Clean..........with a soft cloth and wipe gently. Also see more of our cleaning tips here.
Store...........in an airtight dry soft lined bag or box, away from excessive light and air
Keep...........items apart to avoid tangles and rubbing
FUN FACT......the more you wear your jewellery the less it is likely to tarnish!
Finally.........LOVE ME!

MATERIALS & CLEANING TIPS:
At KookyTwo we pride ourselves on using high quality materials and we are keen to help you look after your lovely new jewels, so here are some jewellery specific facts and tips to care for your jewellery pieces. (Each product description provides full details of materials used, and all jewellery is provided with a care card.)

Sterling Silver jewellery is made of a combination of metals instead of just one single metal. It is known as a metal alloy, consisting of 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals (usually copper or zinc). Serling silver jewellery is seen to be timeless and perfect for those that want to wear their jewellery all the time, due to its durability. All sterling silver with oxidise over time, this is totally natural. 

14K Gold Filled jewellery is made of a solid layer of gold (14k), permanently bonded to a base metal, such as brass. It has the look and feel of real gold, but is more affordable. It is very hard wearing and under normal wear the gold will not peel or flake, unlike gold plated. Treated with care, gold filled items should stay bright and gold, lasting a lifetime.

Gold Vermeil is sterling silver that has been gold-plated with a thicker coating, often as much as 50% thicker than a traditional gold-plated piece. Created to last.

TARNISHING - The Facts:
Tarnishing is not a manufacturing fault and does not mean it’s not the finest metals, there really is no escaping the chemistry behind it...
Sterling Silver reacts with the moisture in the air, your own skin oil, acidity and elements such as sulphur, which all can cause tarnish and oxidation.
TOP TIP...the more you wear your sterling silver jewellery the less it is likely to tarnish!
Gold-filled reacts with what it touches, your own skin, chemicals etc. which all can cause it to darken over time. 
TOP TIP...to keep it bright and if in doubt, remove before you apply make-up, lotions, sunscreens, skin and hair products!


What’s important is how we minimise or prevent tarnishing, and polish it up!

Semi-Precious Stones are natural and unique, each varies slightly in size, shade and colour. They may also contain natural inclusions, adding a unique character to each of the stones. To clean gently wipe with a damp cloth. 

Natural products like semi-precious stones will take on moistures from their environment, so please avoid wearing them in water or exposing them to detergents or chemicals. Hair spray, perfumes, chemicals and soaps can damage and discolour the stones. Natural stones are subject to change over time through wear.

Swarovski Pearls & Crystals come in many different forms, with a mix of subtle and vibrant colours, which may vary slightly due to nature of the crystals effect, pearls and monitor settings.

We suggest using a good quality jewellery polishing cloth to gently remove dirt and tarnishing, and to clean regularly.

Bead Bracelets
Our bracelets are hand-beaded on durable strength elastic, by us in our Hampshire studios. If you are experiencing any problems with our hand-made bracelets please get in touch with us here.

Stone settings
Please take care when wearing stones set into our rings and charms. Activity that causes the settings to get damaged will affect the setting and may result in the loss of stones. Misshapen pieces are deemed wear and tear and are not covered under warranty.

Allergies
Our pieces are nickel and alloy free! Please note KookyTwo is not liable to compensate customers for any reactions that are caused by our jewellery. If you experience any reactions to our jewellery we recommend to consult your GP.

Head to our Jewellery FAQs and KT BLOG page for more advice.
Find full details on our warranty promise here.