Jewellery Care

About Iceni Silver Jewellery:

  • All Iceni silver jewellery is Sterling (925) and may contain parts that are a purer fine silver (999) such as the bezels holding any stones, and some of the decorative pieces on an item.
  • Where required by law, Iceni silver will be hallmarked by the London Assay Office along with my maker’s mark; my initials, CW, within a diamond.

To clean and polish Iceni silver and/or copper jewellery:

  • A simple mix of warm water and a few drops of mild soap will clean your silver and/or copper Iceni piece.
  • Many of the pieces will have been finished with an oxidisation process to bring out certain details of the piece. During oxidisation, the bright silver and/or copper is aged and then polished to give highlights and lowlights within the piece; this look is intentional.
  • I recommend polishing the piece gently with a jewellery polishing cloth every now and then, concentrating on the highlights (higher areas) and leaving any oxidised (aged) areas untouched.
  • Iceni copper will develop a natural patination (aged look) through its lifetime. You can purchase copper cleaning cloths (much the same as silver cleaning cloths) to bring out the copper highlights on your piece.

Other things you might need to know:

  • Please treat your Iceni piece with care. As with most jewellery, your piece won't withstand hard wear (try not to knock it and bash it!) Avoid wearing in the bath/shower and avoid spraying any piece with perfume, or exposing to other chemicals that can be in body creams, detergents, etc.
  • When you aren't wearing your piece, I recommend you pop it back in its box/pouch with an anti-tarnish strip.