Molly Brown London uses a variety of precious metals, freshwater and cultured pearls, precious and coloured gemstones within the Collections. It is recommended that you store your jewellery in the pouch and box provided at purchase to reduce the risk of damage and air pollution affecting its appearance. If you are purchasing a gift to be worn in the future or are planning to store it for long periods of time, we recommend that you store your jewellery in a sealable, air-tight polybag with an anti-tarnish strip. Please follow the following advice for care of particular materials to ensure your jewellery remains in the beautiful condition you receive it in. Do not wear silver jewellery when swimming as chlorine can permanently damage the jewellery also, perfumes or lotions on the skin may cause tarnishing.
Molly Brown jewellery is hallmarked in the UK at the Assay Office, fulfilling the requirements established by the Law on Precious Metals. This is a guarantee to our customers of the purity and quality of the metals used in the collections.
For further information regarding hallmarking, please see here.
Sterling Silver is a precious metal that is prone to natural tarnishing, this process is caused by oxygen and moisture coming into contact with the metal. This can be treated by polishing or buffing with a soft cloth from time to time, however silver jewellery that is worn regularly typically needs less care. When cleaning silver jewellery, it is a good idea to buy a cleaning cloth from a respected brand name and like gold vermeil, silver is susceptible to damage by chlorine.
As a natural product pearls need to be carefully looked after. Pearls can be cleaned using a soft lint-free cloth dampened with water, allowing the pearls to air-dry before putting away. Pearl care is vitally important and pearls should be stored separately from other pieces of jewellery as they can scratch easily. Store in the jewellery pouch provided with purchase as opposed to in plastic bags.
Particular care should be taken not to use chemical or harsh cleaning substances. Ideally gemstones and gemstone jewellery can be cleaned with warm water and gently buffed using a soft lint free cloth. Try to ensure gemstones are not knocked when worn or stored to avoid scratching; we suggest storing each piece separately in the jewellery pouch provided with purchase.
Molly Brown London uses cold enamelling for its enamel charms and enamel pendants. This enamel is very durable and can be cleaned using a soft cloth and warm water. Harsh chemicals and jewellery cleaning products should not be used with enamel jewellery as this can affect the colour of the enamel. Care should be taken to protect enamel from scratching or chipping and therefore enamel jewellery should be stored carefully in the silk pouch provided with purchase.
Take care when wearing or storing diamond jewellery together, to avoid scratching to the surface of diamonds. We suggest storing each piece separately in the jewellery pouches provided with purchase. Try to handle your diamonds sparingly so as to avoid the oil from your skin altering its appearance and clean regularly using warm, soapy water and a soft toothbrush should the diamonds start to look dull. Always rinse properly after cleaning.
18ct gold vermeil care
18ct gold vermeil jewellery is a 2 micron layer of gold over hallmarked sterling silver and will fade over time. Always remove gold vermeil jewellery before swimming as chlorine can permanently damage gold vermeil jewellery and do not use silver cleaner on your gold vermeil jewellery. Clean with a soft polishing cloth and store in an airtight bag to prevent tarnishing.