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Our jewellery is made from 925 Sterling Silver. On several items from our website, you have the option of having your jewellery oxidized. It is important to fully understand what oxidization is before selecting it on your personalised item.
Oxidization is the process by which Sterling Silver items appear discoloured.
The process by which we oxidize your item is to dip the item in ammonia. This causes the silver metal to react in the form of discolouration, resulting in a fully oxidized personalised item. The finish is ideal for items that require a masculine feel or items that may need to appear vintage / aged.
Oxidization is not a permanent feature. It fades over time and with wear, especially if the item is continually rubbing against another surface. This includes your skin, in the case of bangles or rings. Once an item has been oxidized, depending on the design of the item, the oxidized finish may be removed for the item to be restored to its original finish.
Please note that we will not be able to remove the oxidization from any chains purchased in this finish.
Please be aware that oxidization can also occur over time at home due to the oxygen exposure.
This happens whether the item has been worn regularly or rarely. Please ensure you carefully store your items in an airtight container to prevent the occurrence as long as possible. The appearance of oxidization is much like tarnishing; however, the causes slightly differ.