Jewellery Care and Sizing


 

Rachel Boston Jewellery is designed and created to meet with the highest standards of quality in mind. All pieces are hand made in Rachel’s workshop in London Fields, East London using both modern and traditional making techniques.
 

MAINTENANCE TIPS:
-Handwash, perfumes, chlorine, detergents, and oils can all cause tarnishing and damage to the surface finish. Apply scents or cosmetics before you put on any jewellery.
-If jewellery comes in to contact with water gently dry with a soft cloth to avoid risk of tarnishing.
-Gold-plated jewellery can be cleaned with warm soapy water and a very soft toothbrush. Then rinse thoroughly and dry well.
-Do not wear jewellery whilst swimming, bathing, showering, doing household tasks or whilst exercising.
-Brighten up your piece by using a soft cleaning cloth. In the case of silver you can buy special silver cleaning solutions
which can breathe life in to a piece that has lost shine with wear. Make sure you follow the instructions.
-Store your jewellery separately, so it doesn’t rub and scratch against each other.
- Do not store jewellery in a place where it could get damp or hot as it will cause the jewellery to tarnish. 
-Jewellery boxes are a good place to store your jewellery, but you should keep in mind that it does not protect the sterling silver pieces from tarnishing and oxidation.
-Gold-plating is not a permanent process and will fade over time depending on wear and the amount of care taken. At Rachel Boston Jewellery we offer a re-conditioning service to make sure your jewellery can stay in pristine condition. If you are interested in using this service please email sales@rachelboston.co.uk with the subject ‘Re-conditioning’to get more information on pricing and services we offer. 
 

SIZING:
Below you will find an international ring size guide. Here you can compare British ring sizes with the rest of the world.

 

FACTS ABOUT THE FASHION COLLECTIONS
Rachel Boston Fashion Collections (The Protector and The Ritual) are made of .925 sterling silver or 18ct yellow gold plated bronze.
Gold plating is not a permanent process. These surface treatments will fade over time because of contact with the clothes, hard surfaces, sweat, perfume, hairspray, air pollution and others.
Everyday or very frequent wear, may speed up this process, especially on items like rings and bracelets, which have more frequent contact with surfaces.
For the gold plated items, 3-5 micron layers are added to build thickness so the plating will last longer. In theory it should last a year, but this varies in accordance to how often the jewellery is worn and how well it is taken care of.
Rings wear the quickest, because they get touched/banged constantly, therefore for rings it could be less than a year, while earrings can sometimes last 2-3 years.
We happily offer a gold plating service for your pieces, please email hello@rachelboston.co.uk with information about what item you would like re-plated and we will let you know the cost for this service.