Caring for your jewellery
We want you to enjoy your MIA pieces forever. So here are a few little tips to keep your jewellery looking amazing:
Sterling silver, brass, copper & solid gold jewellery:
Wear it! Yes, the more you wear your jewellery, the less you have to polish it. Just be careful, some lotions, hair gels, sanitisers etc, have chemicals that may tarnish your jewellery, which will result in them needing a more thorough polish (Call us if this happens).
Brass and copper tends to oxidise quicker than silver and gold - especially if they are not worn often. To give these pieces a more thorough clean, we recommend using a metal cleaner like Brasso. You can find this at any supermarket and its super easy to use. Use a soft cloth with a little Brasso on the corner and carefully wipe away the tarnish. You can use the dry side of the soft cloth to gently polish the residue off and shine up your jewellery. Voila! Good as new.
Use a polish cloth for all your solid silver, gold, brass and copper pieces. We stock two polish cloths - blue for all your silver pieces and yellow for all your gold, brass and copper pieces. You can find these cloths on our online shop and each MIA order gets a complimentary sample cutting to try out.
Gold plated jewellery:
Gold plating will wear off over time. To extend the life of your plated pieces follow these recommendations: Do not clean your plated jewellery with metal cleaners or polishing cloths as this will remove the surface plating. Remove your jewellery before showering and exercising. Avoid getting lotions, perfumes, and sanitizers on your plated items. Store items separately.