To get the very best from the jewellery products, they must be cared for and treated carefully. Every aspect of the design process has ensured they are durable and comfortable to wear, however, they can be easily damaged if treated incorrectly and without due care.
When the jewellery is not in use, it is best to store it in the box provided. The acrylic and the chain will need to be kept clean with a soft cloth and away from liquids and chemicals, even perfumes, as these products can fracture the acrylic and tarnish the chain. The vapours from nail varnish which has not yet dried can also damage perspex. If you can smell solvents, please be careful.
*** The utmost care should be given to mirrored and printed acrylic. Any contact made with solvents and alcohol based perfumes/aftershaves will WITHOUT FAIL permanently damage the surface and cause a condition called 'crazing'. Put sprays on BEFORE adding your accessories.***
Please be very careful not to crush the jewellery with over excited, intense hugging. Don't go to sleep with it on either.
Microfibre coths are the best thing to use to clean your acrylic jewellery. These are cloths used to clean lenses on glasses. The microfibre cleaning cloth does not require any liquids in order to clean the product and can be washed as necessary. ircofirbre cleaning cloths can be bought from a variety of places including supermarkets and garages - mircofibre cloths are popular cleaning items.
In addition to the microfibre cleaning cloths, a soft brush and cotton buds can also be used. An air duster aerosol is very handy when it comes to quickly blowing the dust off and for getting to hard to reach corners.
Mirror acrylic is an especially delicate surface and as such minor/miniscule scratches will occur with even the best intent to prevent them. This will even happen during the making process as the item is cleaned afterwards and this delcate surface is damaged very easily - even tiny dust particles being on a cloth will do this. The scratches are only typically seen under intense scrutiny and would otherwise not be obvious. Unfortuanetly it is unavoidable - you would need to be in a dust free environment like when they make silicone chips. If minor imperfections like this are an issue then perhaps mirror acrylic items should be avoided.
Any damage that does happen to the jewellery can most likely be repaired. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, with a photo and a short description of what happened. I will put every effort in getting the jewellery back to its original condition. There may be a charge involved in repair work, but please don't be put off and get in contact - whatever the issue may be. It is really important that you are happy and confident about the product.