Jewellery Care Guide
To keep and maintain your jewellery’s brilliance, learn what to avoid and how to care for your precious Umilele Jewellery with the care instructions below:
Make sure you store your Umilele jewellery pieces individually, so they are less likely to get scratched or damaged.
When storing jewellery, please keep it away from sunlight, excessive heat or damp conditions.
Take your jewellery off if you're involved in any activity which could scratch, knock or damage it. If in any doubt, take it off and keep it safe.
Avoid harsh chemicals like soap and remove all pieces when coming into contact with water, to avoid tarnishing.
Occasional cleaning is recommended. Use a dry cloth to maintain shine and slow down oxidation. Also avoid using harsh chemicals to clean your Umilele jewellery.
Please be aware that your jewellery is vulnerable to damage from chemicals in products like hairspray, perfume, makeup, body oils, sun tan lotion & deodorant.
The material guide gives you a breakdown of the materials we use on our jewellery, to help with your purchase and also to know more about our jewellery.
Brass plating is when a thin layer of brass is coated over the surface of another metal such as steel or zinc, which means it naturally tarnishes over time and is not a manufacturing fault. Brass is not hypoallergenic, so people with sensitive skin should refrain from wearing brass and opt for our stainless steel or sterling silver jewellery.
Make sure that you are not allergic to this material before purchasing. It is not our responsibility to refund or exchange items if you develop a reaction.
Gold plated is the process of depositing a thin layer of gold onto the surface base metal such as brass or stainless steel.
Stainless steel is a highly durable metal. It is hypoallergenic, meaning it's safe for sensitive skin. It is resistant to rust, discolouration and oxidisation. This metal is also water-resistant. This is our choice of material for the majority of our pieces for these reasons.
Although stainless steel is hardwearing, it's still important to follow our jewellery care tips to ensure a long life span.
Sterling silver is an alloy of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper. Fine silver by itself is too soft to make most jewellery, so copper is added to make it more durable. Sterling silver can be sensitive to tarnishing. Be sure to follow our jewellery care tips