The first thing we recommend to keep your Bluebird Co. jewels looking their best is giving them a regular clean with a jewellery cleaning cloth.
As stated in our care instructions card in your Bluebird Co. package and follow up emails, your gold vermeil jewellery should never be stored in the velvet gifting box as this is likely to result in discolouration of your piece.
Should you find the gold vermeil is becoming mildly discoloured, a polish with a jewellery cleaning cloth should remove this. Please note, gold vermeil is a technique which applies a thick layer of solid gold over a base of sterling silver. It is completely normal that over time, this layer of gold will wear off and reveal the silver beneath.
Although sterling silver is a very durable and long lasting material it can tarnish due to various factors. To clean discoloured or tarnished sterling silver we recommend one of two methods that both use everyday household products.
1. With Cloudy Ammonia and dish-washing detergent:
In a small coffee sized cup fill 1/3 of the cup with Cloudy Ammonia (available from most supermarkets near cleaning products), a large squirt of dish-washing liquid and fill the rest of the cup with hot water from tap. Give it a stir (with spoon) to combine. Put chain/bracelet/anklet into mixture for approx 5 minutes. Take out and rinse thoroughly whilst brushing silver lightly to remove any loose build up (we use an old soft bristled toothbrush). Rinse jewellery under tap water and dry thoroughly.