Materials and Care
Each piece from Danielle KARLIKOFF is handmade in Sydney using the lost-wax casting method and traditional stone-setting techniques. Sustainability practices are prioritised throughout the jewellery-making process by using locally-sourced materials and community-based craftspeople. We use lab-grown and natural, ethically sourced gemstones.
In terms of care, we believe prevention is better than cure. This will safeguard your DK piece’s material integrity over time. This includes, but is not limited to, removing your piece while swimming, cleaning, or during vigorous exercise.
Provided below are care guidelines for your chosen material. Keep these in mind to optimise the life of your DK piece. Every piece will treat you, how you treat it <3
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Sterling silver tarnishes to varying degrees when exposed to water, air, sweat, chlorine and other chemicals for prolonged periods. Keeping your piece dry and storing it in an airtight container when not in use is highly recommended. If it becomes tarnished, a silver cleaning polishing cloth or silver cleaning solution will help. If your silver piece is in need of a deeper clean, we are happy to provide this complimentary service excluding postage.
Gold-plated silver has been hard-plate coated with yellow gold. This coating will wear off over time, however, its longevity is significantly improved when taking the right precautions. Storing your gold-plated silver item wrapped in acid-free tissue paper in an airtight container when not in use is highly recommended. Avoiding prolonged exposure to sweat, water and harsh chemicals will also help to preserve the gold-plating. If your plating has significantly worn off over time, we are happy to provide a re-plating service from $50 depending on the item excluding postage.Gemstones
Gemstones respond best to gentle wear as they risk being chipped from forceful contact or when dropped on hard surfaces. To maintain the sparkle of your gemstones at home, try a spray of glass cleaner and gently brush using a toothbrush and warm water. For a more thorough cleanse, we are happy to provide this complimentary service excluding postage.