MATERIALS AND CARE
To care for your C.W. James jewellery please avoid contact with water, perfume, creams and lotion. Do not swim while wearing your C.W. James jewellery and avoid wearing while cleaning, gardening, participating in physical activity or going to bed.
Storage: Please store your C.W. James jewellery piece individually, in its pouch, with the enclosed anti-tarnish strip – away from heat and direct sunlight.
Brass: C.W James brass pieces are made from nickel free solid brass that resembles 14K gold. Because our brass pieces are solid; they will not lose colour over time. All our brass pieces are plated with a clear ceramic coating to prevent tarnishing and skin discolouration. Our solid brass earrings feature sterling silver posts and butterfly backings. Our brass pieces will patina gradually over time with exposure to air and moisture. Some like the visual quality of the patina. However, if you prefer a polished lustre, the brass components can be easily restored using a jewellery polishing cloth. If your piece is set with crystals, glass or semi precious stones, please avoid rubbing over with a polishing cloth. Do not use tissue paper or paper towels to clean brass as they can cause scratching.
Silver: All silver C.W. James jewellery is made from solid sterling silver and recycled silver. Because our silver pieces are solid, they will not lose colour over time. Our solid silver pieces will patina gradually over time with exposure to air and moisture. To maintain a polished lustre, the silver components can be easily restored using a jewellery polishing cloth. If your piece is set with crystals, glass or semi precious stones, please avoid rubbing over with a polishing cloth. Do not use tissue paper or paper towels to clean silver as they can cause scratching.
Gold plated brass: If the piece is gold plated please do NOT polish! This will only remove the plating. Gently clean with the soft microfibre cloth enclosed.
Metal chain: Some of our pieces use fine metal chain. Despite the quality of this chain, like all chains of this nature, the very delicacy that holds its appeal requires that it be treated with care. It can break if pulled or knocked and can become entangled if not stored properly.
Semi-precious stones, pearls, crystals and recycled glass: The crystals, recycled glass and semi-precious stones used in C.W. James jewellery can be cleaned with an untreated, dry, soft cloth. Do not use paper towels or tissues to clean these components as they can cause scratching.
Leather bracelets: The leather used in C.W. James leather bracelets is a supple, rich vintage leather with a lightly pebbled finish. The leather used is durable. However, to maintain its flexibility, occasionally treat the leather with a leather conditioner. Replacement straps are available for purchase upon request.