Asena pieces are made to premium standards, using the highest quality sterling silver and gold micron plating, designed with a selection of our favourite semi-precious and simulant stones. Our plating is designed to last but as with all precious things, they need to be cared for.
Sterling silver is marked 925, which is 92.5% silver and 7.5% other alloys. Sterling silver can be tarnished by a number of factors. The natural oils in skin, sulphur in knitwear, perfume, colognes, lotions, sweaty skin and hair products can all be contributing factors to tarnishing your shiny jewellery. When the jewellery is removed and residue isn’t wiped off, the chemicals will contribute to the tarnishing process. Harsh chemicals from dishwasher detergents, chlorine and the like will tarnish sterling silver. If sterling silver is exposed to the air and left unprotected when not being worn, tarnish becomes inevitable.
A few easy tips will ensure your Asena jewellery sparkles for as long as possible!
- Please remember to always remove your jewellery before a workout, washing your hands, showering, swimming, sleeping, applying makeup, applying perfume or coming in contact with other chemicals.
- Be sure any lotions and/or perfumes are absorbed into your skin before you put on any jewellery. Apply all hair products, especially hairspray before you put on the jewellery.
- To clean your jewellery simply polish the metal using a microfibre cloth. To clean the stones from any blemishes, please wipe them down with a microfibre cloth (your sunglasses cloth will do the trick!)
- Do not expose your jewellery to humidity (bathrooms, sunrooms etc.) and ensure it is not stored in direct sunlight.
- When you remove your jewellery at the end of your day, take a couple of minutes to wipe it off with a microfiber cloth. After the jewellery is wiped clean, store it in an airtight container, such as a zip lock bag, cloth bag and or/an airtight jewellery box. Please be aware that many display units and boxes may contain sulfur, which interacts and tarnishes sterling silver. The less air and light your silver is exposed to when you aren’t wearing it, the less tarnish will occur.