I’m not sure how to care for my SARAH & SEBASTIAN pieces. What do you suggest?
SARAH & SEBASTIAN jewellery is fine in nature and therefore requires particular care. In addition to our six-month warranty, we offer a repair, cleaning and restoration service should your jewellery require maintenance. We encourage you to contact our customer care team or visit our Paddington boutique for further information on jewellery care and the services we offer.
What’s the best way to store my gold jewellery?
Store gold jewellery in a dry, cool place, in your original packaging or a specialty jewellery pouch.
How should I restore my gold SARAH & SEBASTIAN pieces?
Gold jewellery is relatively low maintenance, however it does require regular cleaning to maintain its shine. Avoid direct contact with creams, lotions or perfumes as these substances can accelerate the tarnishing process. Particularly acidic skin may also cause premature tarnishing. Examine your jewellery on a regular basis to ensure settings are in shape and clasps are secure. We recommend the use of a jewellery polishing cloth.
How can I maintain the look of my silver jewellery?
Silver jewellery requires more frequent and careful attention than other metals to address its natural tarnishing process. Store silver jewellery in a dry, cool place, in your original packaging or a specialty jewellery pouch. Silver jewellery should be cleaned when you notice it becoming dull and to remove any discolouration. Avoid direct contact with creams, lotions or perfumes as these substances can accelerate the tarnishing process. Particularly acidic skin may also cause premature tarnishing. Examine your jewellery on a regular basis to ensure settings are in shape and clasps are secure. To clean silver jewellery, we recommend dipping your pieces in a Silver Clean Bath or polishing with a high-quality cloth.
What is vermeil?
Our vermeil pieces are made of sterling silver, then coated with a fine layer of gold. Any SARAH & SEBASTIAN pieces that are vermeil will have this information on the product page. If you’re unsure, feel free to confirm the materials your piece is made out of with our customer care or in-store teams.
How should I care for vermeil?
Additional care should be taken with vermeil pieces, as the gold layer will wear off over time. Clean gold vermeil by washing your pieces in lukewarm soapy water, rinsing and drying immediately. If you find one of our vermeil pieces is losing its gold coating, we offer a re-plating service for a small fee. Please contact our customer care for more information.
How do I maintain jewellery with diamonds or stones?
Precautions should be taken with all of your jewellery, however gemstones require particular care. Avoid impact against hard surfaces or contact with abrasive surfaces. Even a diamond can be damaged through enough force. Many gemstones such as tourmaline, amethyst, rubies and pearls, are very delicate. Avoid extreme temperatures, perfumes, cosmetics and household cleaning chemicals when wearing your jewellery.
My favourite necklace has become knotted! What should I do?
To work through any knots, we recommend using a pin to gently untangle the chain. Take care to avoid being too heavy-handed, as you may break the chain. Generally, gently and patiently working on a knot will be effective, though our customer care team are happy to assist if you simply cannot release a tangle. Chain products should be stored in their original packaging or carefully hung to avoid tangling.
How should I care for my necklaces?
SARAH & SEBASTIAN jewellery features a delicate and exclusive chain in most designs. While this quality chain is very strong, it is still fine in nature and requires extra care. Maintain your chain’s condition by avoiding pulling, catching or stretching the links. As a precaution, it is recommended to remove your jewellery before showering, sleeping, exercising and swimming.