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How to Care for Jewellery Containing Ashes, Cremains, Hair or Fur

Caring for jewellery that holds cremation ashes requires special attention to preserve both the metal and the sentimental contents. Here are some key tips and guidelines to ensure your precious pieces remain beautiful and meaningful for years to come.

General Care Tips

  1. Avoid Moisture and Chemicals: Silver can tarnish when exposed to moisture and chemicals. Always remove your jewellery before bathing, swimming, or engaging in activities where it might get wet. Additionally, keep your jewellery away from cleaning solutions, perfumes, lotions, and other chemicals.

  2. Storage: Store your jewellery in a cool, dry place. Using a jewellery box with a soft lining or the box we send it in, can help protect it from scratches and other damage.

  3. Cleaning: Clean your silver jewellery gently with a soft, lint-free cloth. Avoid using abrasive materials or commercial silver cleaners, which can be too harsh. If your piece needs more thorough cleaning, use a mild soap and water solution, then dry it completely with a soft cloth.

  4. Handling: Handle your jewellery with clean hands to avoid transferring oils and dirt. When putting on or taking off your jewellery, do so over a soft surface to prevent damage if it is accidentally dropped.

Special Considerations for Cremation Ashes Jewellery

  1. Avoid Heat and Sunlight: Prolonged exposure to sunlight or high temperatures can damage the resin or other materials used to encase the ashes. Store your jewellery away from direct sunlight and heat sources.

  2. Minimize Wear and Tear: While it's natural to want to wear your memorial jewelry often, minimizing wear and tear can extend its lifespan. Consider reserving it for special occasions or alternating with other pieces to reduce daily wear.

Specific Tips for Silver Jewellery with Cremation Ashes

  • Tarnish Prevention: To prevent tarnish, occasionally polish with a silver polishing cloth. Avoid polishes that contain harsh chemicals that could damage the ashes encased within.

  • Avoid Mechanical Damage: Activities like exercising or heavy lifting can scratch or dent silver jewellery. It's best to remove your pieces before engaging in such activities.

By following these tips, you can help ensure that your silver cremation ash jewellery remains a beautiful and lasting tribute to your loved one.

Key Takeaways

  • Store silver jewellery in a cool, dry place, ideally in the box we send it in.

  • Clean gently with a soft cloth and mild soap if necessary.

  • Avoid exposure to moisture, chemicals, heat, and direct sunlight.

  • Handle with care to prevent scratches and damage.

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