Silver wears beautifully over time, it polishes itself in areas of wear and everyday scuffing often adds warmth to the piece.
My pieces are finished in a range of high polish and satin finishes. To clean and restore your piece, use warm soapy water with a soft cloth to clean any dirt. To enhance the polish use a product such as Silvo™ silver polish and buff in small circular motions with a soft, microfiber cloth.
Oxidised Sterling Silver
Oxidising silver gives a deep grey/black surface finish. This oxide or patina is a surface finish that will wear slowly over time, revealing the natural silver colouring underneath. Abrasives will cause this process to occur faster, so it is best to keep oxidised pieces away from any rough surfaces.
If you would ever like the oxidisation restored to it's original deep black please contact me and I can re apply it for a small fee.
CLEANING AND REPAIRS
All of my pieces are made to last. They encourage the wearer to buy thoughtfully, and wear joyously. Because of this, LMJ pieces are made to be repaired, not replaced.
As it is worn, silver will naturally gain character and beauty. This is something I cherish about metal, but at times a piece may need to be polished or repaired. If this happens, simply fill out the contact form with details of what you would like polished or repaired, and I can advise you of the next course of action. Any repairs or cleaning for your LMJ pieces are complimentary, as I want them to last you lifetimes.
As you wear oxidised pieces, they will slowly polish back on the higher points, giving them beautiful definition with bright silver and deep black contrasts. If you ever want to return a piece to it's former complete black, simply fill out the contacts form and we can organise a time for you to send the piece in.
For all cleaning, repairs and re-oxidising, please use the contacts form here. When filling in the form, simply tell me which piece you have and how it has been damaged. After this I will help you through the next steps for each piece. All that I ask is that you enclose an addressed, prepaid envelope when sending your piece to my workshop.