The esquivel. designs are precious jewels which are carefully crafted, one by one, by hand in 925 Sterling Silver and plated in 24k gold. Precious metals can last a lifetime with proper care and cleaning.
Material and Colours
Silver - The material used is 925 Silver - the most common Silver alloy.
24k Gold Plating - Gold plating is a process where a layer of gold is placed on to coat the surface of 925 silver. Therefore, extra care should be taken to maximise its lifespan.
Here are some tips to keep your jewellery to its original condition over time:
AVOID CONTACT WITH WATER AND CHEMICALS:
Silver tends to naturally oxidise with time and use, creating a grey/yellow hue on the surface, so proper care and cleaning of your jewellery will help to maintain its original condition. Continuous exposure to water, moisture, lotion, cleaning products, perfume and perspiration can also lead to tarnishing of your jewellery. To delay tarnishing, we recommend taking it off before going to bed, showering, swimming and doing physical activity or when you are in contact with chemicals.
EXTRA CARE - Gold plating will also eventually tarnish over time and wear so it needs extra care. Make sure you follow the above recommendations for silver and also avoid wearing gold plated jewellery with other pieces as scratches will cause the gold plating layer to fade away faster.
CLEAN YOUR JEWELLERY REGULARLY:
It is important to regularly clean your jewellery to keep its shine and original characteristics. We recommend you to do it every other 3 months.
Cleaning products for silver can be easily purchased in most DIY shops. We recommend you to use Hagerty Silver Clean or Hagerty Gold Clean. Please dip it in and follow its instructions. For most difficult parts, you can use a soft brush to rub it gently with the cleaning product on the non-polished parts, make sure you do it carefully to avoid damaging the finishing. Alternatively, you can use a specific jewellery cleaning cloth to gently polish the pieces and remove dirt, dust and tarnish.
Make sure you dry it completely using a soft cloth.
HOW TO STORE YOUR JEWELLERY:
To delay tarnishing, store your jewellery in a dry, moisture-free place, away from direct sunlight, ideally inside the jewellery case or a jewellery box with smooth interior. Make sure you keep the pieces separate from each other to avoid scratches and knots in wires and chains.
We recommend that you carry out professional maintenance of your jewellery, for detailed cleaning and new gold platings. We have a restoration service available, you just have to send your jewellery directly to us and we will take care of it for you! As we are an independent brand, please be aware that we are not able to accommodate the shipping costs.
Jewellery - 1 year cleaning and maintenance for free
We want to make sure your jewellery is always looking great! Therefore, make sure you keep the purchasing receipt with you, it gives you 1 year on your jewellery for maintenance and cleaning for free. As we are an independent brand, please be aware that we are not able to accommodate the shipping costs.
For any further advice or maintenance, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org