Jewellery Care & Hallmarking

Jewellery Care 

Popeye & Daisy Jewellery is made from either from 925 sterling silver or brass and will require some care and attention to keep it at its best. 

Both brass and sterling silver will naturally tarnish with exposure to the air, environment, perfumes, moisturisers, hairspray, soaps and perspiration.

Tarnished metals will turn a darkish grey-black colour and is most easily removed when it first becomes visible.

It is therefore recommended that you follow the following advice to ensure your jewellery stays looking its best for as long as possible; 

  • Put on your jewellery as a last step and after you have applied make-up, perfume and hairspray to avoid unnecessary contact with chemicals in products. 
  • Remove your jewellery before exercising or cleaning. 
  • Do not swim or shower/bathe in your jewellery.
  • Try to avoid exposure to direct sunlight, sand and sea water.
  • Store jewellery is a cool, dark, airtight and watertight place. 
  • Give your jewellery a little love with a polishing cloth after wearing and before putting away.
  • Fasten chains to stop them getting tangled.
If jewellery has tarnished, give it a clean in warm water with a mild detergent (providing the jewellery doesn't include any gemstones or pearls). Using a soft, natural bristle toothbrush can also help remove any tarnish. Ensure the item is fully dried with a soft, lint free cloth before storing. Kitchen/paper towels can be abrasive and scratch the metal.

Products such as Brasso (for Brass only), Silvo or specialist jewellery polishing cloths can also be used.

Hallmarking

As it isn't possible to know the precious metal content of your jewellery by sight alone, a hallmark guarantees that your jewellery conforms to the legal standards of purity. 

Hallmarking laws differ from country to country, but in the UK it is a legal requirement to hallmark any precious metals over a certain weight. For 925 sterling silver, this is anything over 7.78g - all Popeye & Daisy items over this weight are hallmarked. 

Please note, the majority of Popeye & Daisy Jewellery weights under 7.78g and will not therefore be hallmarked. However, if you like an item hallmarking, please get in touch before placing an order and we can arrange this. Please be aware that this will incur an additional charge and will delay the shipping of your order.

For more information on legal requirements surrounding Hallmarking, please refer to the British Hallmarking Council’s - Dealers Notice, available here