its all about caring

All Karina Banks London jewellery is made from the highest quality sterling silver and 18ct gold plate unless stated otherwise.

We ensure to make each piece to the highest standard and advice our customers to look after their jewellery by treating it with care and following our top tips below.

Over time metals can become dull and scratched from contact with chemicals, the natural oils from your body or by being knocked against other materials. This is why we advice you to remove all jewellery before washing, swimming and sleeping to prevent tarnishing and tangling.

We hope you find this information helpful and if you have any further questions regarding care of your jewellery then please do not hesitate to get in touch here.


18ct gold plating

All gold Karina Banks London pieces are plated using 18ct yellow gold. Plating is the process of coating one metal with another by running an electrical current through the piece of jewellery.

Plating can wear away over time but if worn and stored with care then can last a lot longer.

We advice you to take care when handling gold plated jewellery. Excessive handling can accelerate wearing away of the plating.

Always remove gold plated jewellery before showering, spraying perfumes, applying lotions, swimming or exercising. Store your piece safely by itself when not being worn as knocking against other jewellery can scratch the surface of the metal.

You can clean your gold plated jewellery in warm soapy water by using a soft cloth or soft toothbrush. Please ensure to rinse your piece thoroughly and dry after, and shine up with a soft dry cloth.

(Please note ~ repeated cleaning and polishing will wear away the plating over time)

If the gold has worn away and needs re-plating we are happy to offer this service for a small fee. Please get in touch here to enquire about plating costs.


silver

All silver Karina Banks London jewellery is made from 925 Sterling Silver.

Please store your silver jewellery in a cool and dry place out of direct sunlight. Damp and hot conditions can cause tarnishing, especially with silver.

Always remove silver jewellery before showering, spraying perfumes, applying lotions, swimming or exercising as this can also promote tarnishing.

Once removed please store your silver jewellery in separate pouches or boxes to prevent the pieces from knocking against each other, as this can scratch the surface of the metal.

You can clean your silver jewellery in warm soapy water by using a soft cloth or soft toothbrush. Please ensure to rinse your piece thoroughly and dry after, and shine up with a soft dry cloth.

If your Karina Banks London piece has become scratched or tarnished and needs a polish we are happy to provide a polishing service for a small fee. Please get in touch here to enquire about polishing costs.


repairs

Jewellery is delicate and sometimes accidents happen. If your Karina Banks London jewellery needs some TLC then please get in touch here.

We can repair, re-polish and re-plate your jewellery for a small fee so get in touch for a quote.