Resin Jewellery Care Instructions
Resin jewellery is pretty hard-wearing but to get the best out of your pieces and ensure they last a lifetime please try to adhere to the following advice. This will keep your pieces looking their best and save you having to pay for the resin jewellery to be replaced.
Try to avoid bumping and scratching or sleeping in your resin jewellery. This could damage your jewellery piece. If your piece has an accident, pop us a photo and we will give you some advice. We can to repair or recast for a fee, including pieces from other makers, so long as the resin has not had a reaction to something.
Sometimes a damp microfibre, chammy or silk cloth will polish your piece nicely or you can use plastic polish. We now include a small polishing cloth with your order which is ideal for resin jewellery care.
Do NOT submerge your jewellery pieces in water. Resin is NOT water proof, only water resistant. So please remember to remove your jewellery before showers, swimming, washing up etc.
Store your jewellery out of direct sunlight. Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can cause the resin to discolour and soften.
If your piece is in regular contact with smoke it may discolour. However, some of our smoking resin jewellery clients have worn their pieces for years without discolouration.
Avoid exposing your jewellery to harsh chemicals and cleaning products. This includes perfume, hair spray, cleaning solutions, nail polish remover, antibacterial hand sanitiser etc. Solvents will react with the epoxy and cause it to become scaly, yellow, chip or break down completely.
Polishing Silver and Gold Settings
We recommend using a silver polishing cloth for your silver jewellery findings and settings but be careful not to use it on the resin part of your piece. Gently rub it on your charm bead cores, cufflinks, stacking rings etc to bring out the shine.
When Resin Jewellery Care Has Been Forgotton
Our Sending Elements Instructions, FAQ’s and Terms and Conditions explain that you must only send a minimal amount of your elements such as cremation ash, locks of hair and umbilical cord so if your piece suffers damage please get in touch to arrange a replacement or remake and we will give you a price based on photos. We keep preserved breastmilk up to two years at the moment so please let us know even if you have stopped feeding because we might still have your milk.