Care for your jewellery.

CARE GUIDE:

Merchants of the Sun are committed to producing high-quality, handcrafted pieces made for the socially conscious, fashion-forward individual.
 
When it comes to jewellery, there is always a sentimental reason behind each purchase. Our pieces are crafted by hand and designed to sustain a prolonged life (on the basis that they are carefully worn and taken care of).
 
To preserve your items' longevity and natural charm, we have collated a list of quick and easy suggestions on caring for jewellery.
 

How do I prevent my ring from bending?

All of our pieces are made from high-grade sold 925 silver (92.5% silver), a very soft, ductile and malleable metal. Although rugged and raw in appearance, our pieces are fine jewellery – which means the higher the quality, the more care is needed.
 
The easiest way to prevent your ring from being distorted is to take it off before your hands undertake any intense work or activity. Holding too much weight or even hitting your hands against blunt objects will deform the ring if precautions are not taken.

What to do if your stones fall-out?

The most common reason for a stone to fall out is that the epoxy glue holding it in place has loosened. If your stones do fall-out, or you need to get a smaller or bigger ring, please do not get it resized as it will ruin its structural integrity.
Please contact hello@merchantsofthesun.com and we will be able to assist you.
 

What to do if your jewellery changes colour & How to clean it?

If your jewellery has not be worn over a lengthy period, or better yet, you wear them every day, the silver will begin to oxidise and discolour. We highly advise that you avoid using harsh chemicals when wearing jewellery. It's a great idea to store your pieces in their pouches or a box when not worn to help keep them clean.
 
Each product you purchase from Merchants will come with a silver polish cloth, a soft cotton cloth infused with Long Term Silver Polish ingredients to restore its shine and inhibit discolouration.
 
If you have misplaced your polish cloth, feel free to come into our Gold Coast Studio or email us at hello@merchantsofthesun.com, and we will happily offer another, free of charge.
 
If there is anything that you take-away from our care guide, it's:
- Keep it dry
- Keep it away from chemicals
- Keep it clean
- Put it on last