Please make sure to regularly clean your jewelry to remove oil, dust or contamination. Use simple, non-abrasive materials and specialist products. Be careful not to scrub or to over-handle your jewelry. Silver-dip type cleaners should only be used to clean silver jewelry, which must be rinsed and dried thoroughly afterwards. Gold and plated jewelry can be cleaned using specialist jewelry cleaners, as appropriate. Black rhodium should only be cleaned by using very fair fluid, and be extra careful not using metal on the black rhodium.
We recommend that you put your jewelry on after applying makeup and getting dressed in the morning and then to take it off at night before going to bed. Physically demanding activities may cause unnecessary wear to a piece of jewelry – so we recommend that you always make sure to take off your jewelry before house and garden work, cooking, swimming, bathing and sports activities.
Think about how you store your pieces, plated pieces should not go together with other harder pieces since they will easily get scratched. Your jewelry should be stored away from direct sunlight, damp, and extremes of either heat or cold. Specially designed jewelry boxes, like the Thor of Sweden boxes, with soft-lined, purpose built compartments are preferred for storage. Otherwise try to keep the jewelry in the original boxes and packaging, as it is the easiest way to protect it from dust and damage. Remember to take extra care with the black rhodium, which is softer and easily susceptible to scratches and other damage.
Keep your accessories away from water and chemical agents to avoid discoloration and tarnishing. Many soaps, cosmetics, perfumes, and cooking grease can dull and/or damage any jewelry and should be avoided. Long term exposure to natural skin oils can also dull pieces, which is why we recommend removing jewelry overnight. If your jewelry do come into contact with any chemicals, use a dry soft tissue or towel to gently pat them dry.
Some of our pieces can be updated by giving new plating. Dirt, marks, blemishes or scratches acquired through age or everyday wear can easily be removed to return a treasured piece to its former glory.Please contact us at email@example.com to know if your Thor of Sweden piece can be updated, and what the quote is. The normal average cost is €15 plus shipping
Like all jewelry we recommend that you avoid water, and especially salt water since this wears out the bracelets. But if you forget to remove the jewelry when having a shower, that is not the end of the world.
Regarding scratches. As all jewelery you have to use the bracelets carefully. We use precious metals as silver, gold, rose gold and black rhodium which are rather soft metals.
A special remark goes for the black rhodium which is more sensitive. The metal is bronze which is plated using a “black rhodium” alloy. It is important that you stay away from using this together with other hard metals or things that could scratch or knock the bracelet. If the plating gets a mark, the risk is that you will see right through to the bronze. We know that many customers like the “rawness” in the wearing, and that especially the black rhodium changes over time, but it is important for all customers to be aware of this.