Love Your Jewellery

Dust, pollution, cosmetics and perfumes all conspire to cloud the brilliance of a gemstone and dull the surface of gold, gold vermeil and sterling silver. We suggest that you take the time to properly store and care for your Didi Jewelry. We recommend applying perfume or other sprayed substances before putting on your jewellery. Jewellery should always be removed prior to showering.

Storing Your Jewellery

We recommend that you store your Didi Jewellery in the special pouch and jewelry box provided with your order. You can also store your jewellery in any air-tight container or bag. Proper storage helps to prevent scratching of stones and metal. It is best to keep jewellery away from extreme heat or moisture. Be careful not to place heavy objects on top of your jewellery during storage and to be gentle when putting on or removing your jewelry. If possible, keep in a j jewellery box provided from ourselves or retailer.

Caring For Gemstone Jewellery

Since many genuine gemstones and especially pearls are quite delicate, hot water, harsh chemicals and cleaners should be avoided at all times. Very porous stones such as pearls, opals and emeralds should be cleaned using an untreated, dry, soft cloth only. We do not recommend the use of any jewellery polishing cloths which have been treated with cleaners or polishing agents. 

Caring For Gold Vermeil Jewellery

Gold vermeil is an overlay of gold over a base of sterling silver. Gold vermeil jewellery requires special care. Remember to store your gold vermeil jewellery in an airtight container when not in use—and to remove before applying perfumes, lotions, or before bathing. Chlorine, especially at high temperatures, can permanently damage or discolor your gold vermeil jewellery. Avoid wearing gold vermeil jewellery while using chlorine bleach or while in a pool or hot tub.
To clean gold vermeil jewellery, buff very gently with a soft and dry 100% cotton cloth or a microfiber cloth. Never use chemical cleaners on 22k gold vermeil jewelry--it can strip the gold finish. It is natural for gold vermeil jewellery to tarnish with time—it adds character to the item makes it as individual as you are. 

Caring for Sterling Silver Jewellery

Sterling silver will tarnish naturally over time but can be cleaned very easily. Be sure to clean the silver only and avoid contact with any stones, particularly pearls and soft stones such as opals and emeralds, as the polish may cause damage to these stones.

Be particularly careful of chlorine. Chlorine, especially at high temperatures, can permanently damage or discolor your silver jewelry. Avoid wearing silver jewellery while using chlorine bleach or while in a pool or hot tub. Tarnish is also accelerated in a humid environment. Oily salts from fingers can also tarnish silver.

You can remove light tarnish by using a soft and dry 100% cotton cloth or microfiber cloth and buff gently. Sterling silver jewellery can also be cleaned in an ultrasonic cleaner. As with gold and gold vermeil, sterling silver should be kept absolutely dry and stored in an airtight container. 

Caring for Oxidized Silver Jewellery

The blackish color of oxidized sterling silver is a special treatment that is achieved by careful processing by our manufacturer. With time and with wear, the color of the oxidized metal may lighten a bit—this is a natural and organic occurrence. This is noticeable more on chains with pendants. If you attempt to clean oxidized sterling silver with a cloth or chemicals, it may strip off the oxidized finish. Please do not clean oxidized sterling silver jewellery.