Dragon's Finger Nail Earring
Dragon's Finger Nail Earring
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Care of your 925 Sterling Silver Jewellery
Sterling silver is a beautiful, bright metal that jewellery lovers worldwide have selected as their favourite metal. Although it is beautiful, sterling silver must be cleaned and stored properly to retain its original shine and luster. The speed at which your sterling silver will tarnish depends on many things e.g. the area that you live (humidity, near pollution, etc.), the pH levels of your skin, chemicals you are exposed to, the type of water in your area, how your silver is stored..
Keep all jewellery dry and put on after the use of cosmetics or body products. Water, moisturiser, sunscreen or any oil and water based products will increase the likeliness of tarnishing. Chlorine or salted water can also severely discolour and damage your jewellery. Avoid wearing any of your pieces while showering, at swimming pools, at the beach or while exercising. Limit contact with rough surfaces, as silver is soft and can become scratched easily. You can use a special silver cloth to polish your items, but a lint-free flannel, microfiber, or other soft nonabrasive cloth will do as well. Do not use paper towels or tissues to polish your jewellery as they contain fibers that can scratch the silver.
For general cleaning, use just a polishing cloth, as gentle rubbing and buffing alone will remove mild tarnishing. Jewellery polishing cloths are ideal as they are usually impregnated with a polishing compound that lasts a long time and gives an amazing shine. The only limitation is it cannot easily reach grooves and crevices. We do not recommend silver dips or liquid cleaners as some of our jewellery incorporates gemstones which can be easily damaged by these harsh chemicals.
Ideally, store your jewellery in a soft lined box or pouch. Try to keep pieces apart, so they don’t rub together or tangle up.
Meet The Designer
Ecrannium - the skull, in Latin – has been created by Ana Almendros, who has shaped the spiritual value of gems and metal with creativity into a material certainty. Jewellery for Ana is the indisputable expression of existence, and in the empty sockets of the skull, lie all visions of beauty, of all material enjoyment, of memory, of love, and of transcendence. The sockets are pure empty spaces, not contaminated, that host the noblest and purest of humanity. There is now a trend to promote art in all dimensions, including goldsmith. The Ecrannium collection does not only express power or luxury but also a more humble beauty, to enjoy it in all its forms. The Dragon collection, the first part of the Ecrannium collection, seeks to take all aspects of the dragon’s anatomy to create wonderful pieces that can be enjoyed in informal as well as formal settings. These pieces have a rebellious edge to them, but also a comfortable expression of simple and hidden beauty. Ana hopes you experience as much joy out of the Dragon collection, as she has had in designing it.