Care Guide

Look after your Nu pieces and they will look after you

When you purchase jewellery, it is important to take proper care to ensure it lasts. All shiny Sterling Silver and 18K Gold pieces are considered demi-fine jewellery, which means they need a little extra TLC.

We use 5-micron plating, which is thicker than most industry standards, although still susceptible to signs of wear and tear. We encourage you to wear your Nusands pieces as much as possible, embracing their versatility and durability, however, to ensure their long-lasting beauty, we recommend following these care guidelines:

  • 925 Sterling Silver:
    925 Sterling Silver is a lightweight metal made of 92.5% pure silver. It's highly durable and designed for everyday wear. Proactive maintenance is the best way to prolong the lifespan of Sterling Silver. Clean by wiping it with a soft, damp cloth. Periodically and gently polish with our Nusands Luxe Polish Cloth to keep your pieces looking shiny and new.
  • Gold Vermeil (18K Gold):
    Not to be confused with solid gold, our vermeil (pronounced ver-may) is a thick layer (5-microns, being the highest-quality gold plating on the market) that provides the luxurious look and feel of solid gold jewellery at a fraction of the price. All of our 18K Gold pieces are stamped with "925".

    Proactive maintenance is key. To keep any tarnish from setting in, be sure to clean your pieces regularly by lightly wiping them with a soft, damp cloth. To maintain its shine and/or remove any tarnish, periodically and gently polish with our Nusands Luxe Polish Cloth (noting polishing cloths can be abrasive, so apply gentle pressure and don't over polish).   

  • Polishing / Cleaning:
    Whether you're wearing your jewellery daily or not, to maintain the shine and to prevent any tarnishing or dullness, we recommend periodically polishing your jewellery. Use our Nusands Luxe Polish Cloth to gently buff the surface, removing any dirt, oils or any oxidisation that may accumulate over time.

    For a heavier clean, use a mild soap and water solution to gently cleanse your jewellery. Rinse again with water and pat dry with a soft cloth.

  • Mindful Wear:
    Whilst our 925 Sterling Silver and 18K Gold jewellery are made to be worn every day, it is natural for them to show signs of fair wear and tear over time.

    To preserve the shine and quality of your Nu pieces, avoid contact with any chemicals, hot water, perfumes, or lotions and remove prior to exercising, cleaning, sleeping or getting dressed (this can cause snagging & stretching), applying beauty products, bathing, entering spas and saunas or excessive sweating. These conditions can affect the quality of the jewellery and cause tarnishing and/or colour distortion.

    Also be mindful that not wearing your jewellery enough (and not storing it properly) can cause just as much damage as wearing it all the time.  Wearing your pieces regularly will help keep the jewellery looking it's best as your skin's natural oils will preserve its shine.

    Remember this, jewellery should always be the last thing you put on after getting dressed and the first thing you take off before getting undressed.
  • Storage and Protection:
    Store your jewellery in our Nusands collector’s box or pouch to keep it away from direct sunlight when not in use. Prolonged exposure to air pollutants can cause your jewellery to oxidise, distorting the colour and texture of your jewellery. 

    Fasten chains and keep earrings in pairs to avoid tangles or misplaced items.

By following these care guidelines when going about your everyday lifestyle, you can enjoy your Nusands jewellery for years to come, preserving their beauty and longevity.