sketches by Maria Lyng
Pearls – Amber – Wood
These organic materials need to be kept from drying out.
Pearls and Amber need skin-contact as often as possible and Wood benefits from a few drops of oil (either olive oil or a body oil without perfume)
Always keep silver items in zip-lock bags as the lack of air protects the surface from tarnishing or oxidising. Avoid storing silver jewellery in bathrooms as the humidity speeds up the process of oxidation.
14k and 18k gold
Soak in a cup with hot water and dish detergent and brush off excess dirt with a soft tooth brush
To restore their lustre, soak in hot water with dish detergent and gently brush the stones with a soft toothbrush.