Caring for and Bringing shine back to your jewelry

Jewelry Product Care

SkullVikings items have been designed to be used and appreciated, as well as to look beautiful. By following a few simple guidelines you can keep your pieces looking as amazing the day you bought them – handled with the correct care these objects can last and be enjoyed for a long time.

The following instructions apply to all our pewter, silver, bronze & steel jewelery

 This type of jewelry is more hard wearing and suitable for regular or constant wear.

Do’s

Adjust slowly and carefully if needed once with the initial wear when the metal is warm. Keep it in your pocket for a bit and that should be fine. Contact us if you need more help with this. Please watch the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ysQ3L4R4Kg on how to take on and off arm rings/bangles without causing damage

Only Hand wash items & dry immediately with a soft dry cloth

Only use tepid water, no detergents

To maintain shine, polish gently with a dry soft cloth

Towel dry immediately after washing or getting wet

You can wear your pewter/silver/steel jewelry always, just be aware this will lead to wear signs over time through regular use which is normal. i.e. loss of shine and scratches may appear over time. rubbing the metal against hard surfaces can result in wearing down soft metals like Pewter or scratching off plating so please avoid this. This Normal wear and tear damage is not covered by our warranty

 

Don’ts

Never leave items soaking in water

Do not leave metal items in the microwave, tumble dryer or use hair dryer to dry leather items

Avoid bending them. If arm rings, bangles or rings need to be adjusted this should only be done once with the initial wear

Avoid chemicals, strong detergents, abrasive cleaning materials or scrubbers

Do not rub against hard surfaces to avoid scratches or coating rubbing off

Causes of Damage, tarnish, shine loss

Repeated bending

Strong detergents and cleaning solutions

Hard water

Bodily sweat

Rubbing against hard surfaces

Polishing

If your item requires shine restored. This can be done easily. wash your items in tepid water, then towel dry immediately. Rub with a microfiber cloth until the desired shine is achieved.

 

Adjusting

*For help adjusting items if needed please get in touch.

*Please watch this video that explains arm ring and bangle wearing, taking on and off as well as metal fatigue really well

https://youtu.be/4ysQ3L4R4Kg

 

The following instructions apply to all our zinc alloy AND PLATED JEWELRY

 Zinc alloy and zinc plated items are fashion jewelry only. These are only suitable for occasional wear.

Do’s

WATCH VIDEO ON HOW TO ADJUST/WEAR/TAKE OFF ARM RINGS 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ysQ3L4R4Kg

Adjust slowly & carefully if needed only once with the initial wear. THE METAL SHOULD BE WARM IF YOU ARE TRYING TO ADJUST IT, NOT COLD. I.E. KEEP IT IN YOUR POCKET FOR A FEW MINUTES. Contact us if you need more help with this or if the video isn't clear to you.

Only Hand wash items if needed but dry immediately

Only use tepid water

To maintain shine, polish gently with a dry soft cloth

Towel dry immediately after washing or getting wet

 

Don’ts

Never leave items soaking in water

Do not leave metal items in the microwave, tumble dryer or use hair dryer to dry leather items

Do not wear items in the shower/bath

Avoid bending them. If arm rings, bangles or rings need to be adjusted this should only be done once with the initial wear

Avoid chemicals, strong detergents, abrasive cleaning materials or scrubbers

Do not sleep with or wear your items 24/7. Zinc plated and zinc alloy items are Fashion jewelry, ONLY intended for occasional use

Causes of Damage, tarnish, shine loss

Repeated bending

Strong detergents and cleaning solutions

Hard water

Bodily sweat 

Adjusting

*For help adjusting items if needed please get in touch.

*Please watch this video that explains arm ring and bangle wearing, taking on and off as well as metal fatigue really well

https://youtu.be/4ysQ3L4R4Kg

 

Most importantly, enjoy your pendants, rings, Arm Rings and bangles

All of our products are dispatched with care instructions, however should you require further information on how to care for your piece, maintain or restore shine, please contact us at info@skullvikings.com

Warranty

If your item develops a fault within 60 days of purchase please contact us.
The warranty does not cover damage caused by misuse, accidental damage or not following the product care instructions listed above.

Silver, plated jewelry, stainless steel can lose its shine when put into contact with damaging materials like chemicals, sweat, hard water or even just because of age so here's a trick how you can bring shine back to life if your jewelry has turned pink or if your silver has lost its shine and is tarnished. Zinc alloy coating can react to chemicals and turn rose with time if wearing constantly so to restore the plating, you can also follow the instructions below.

What You Need

Materials: 
• Aluminium Foil
• Glass dish or aluminum baking dish
• 1 cup near boiling water
• 1 tablespoon baking soda 
• 1 tablespoon sea salt (finely ground)
• Rag for polishing
 Tongs to remove silverware or jewelry from hot water

How to do it

1. Get your aluminium baking dish ready. If you don't have one of those get the bowl you plan to use and line it with the aluminium foil.

2. Put the salt and baking powder in the dish. The amount of salt and baking powder can be increased to the same ratio if your water doesn't cover all of the item you're bringing back to shine.

2. Either microwave of heat up on the stove your water until the point of boil. As soon as it starts to bubble up, you can stop the action by stopping the microwave or turning off the stove. The water needs to be hot without needing to boil for this to work.

3. Pour 1 cup of your really hot water into the bowl. Mix it in for a bit so it is a smooth dissolved mixture.

4. Insert your item and leave for at least 2 minutes. After this remove the item and wipe it off with your rag. That way you'll be able to see if you need to leave it in for longer or if it needs to be removed. Please use tongs for this and never insert your hand into the hot water. We hold no responsibility for any injuries caused by you during these instructions.

This technique has been tested on zinc plated jewelry, stainless steel jewelry and silver jewelry. We hold no responsibility for items damaged during this technique as we have no way of knowing the chemical composition of the items you are trying to bring shine back to, if it is one of our items however and you are unsure, just let us know and we'll be happy to help if possible.