Each individual Lucy Folk product requires specific care. The following Care Guide outlines this in detail.
Gold has a tendency to scratch, so extra care should be taken when wearing and cleaning to maintain quality and appearance.
Between professional servicing, gold and platinum pieces can be maintained with an non-abrasive cleaner. Gold can easily be cleaned using warm, sudsy water and a soft, gentle brush.
Be sure to rinse well after brushing and dry completely using a soft cloth before wearing.
Avoid exposing gold jewellery to perfume, cosmetics, household bleach or chlorine as it can cause discolouration and possible disintegration.
Sterling Silver that is regularly worn typically requires less care, so we strongly encourage you to wear your silver everyday.
Sterling Silver tarnishes rapidly when exposed to salty air, chlorine, household chemicals and products containing sulphur. To remove tarnish, we recommend a non-abrasive silver polish.
Sterling Silver can be cleaned using a quality polish. Begin by using a soft cloth or sponge to apply the polish. Rub each piece gently but firmly lengthwise, using straight, even strokes.
A small brush, with natural bristles can be utilised for hard to reach surfaces. Wash in sudsy water, ensuring all polish is removed. Rinse well in warm water, dry thoroughly and buff gentle with a soft cloth.
Although plated metals are more susceptible to chipping and colour fade, taking special care during wear and cleaning can dramatically extend the period between re-plating.
We strongly recommend avoiding extreme temperatures, over exposure to bright light, perfumes, chlorine, cosmetics, ultrasonic cleaning and household chemicals.
Always remove plated jewellery prior to exercise, showering, moisturising and swimming. Take care to protect your plated jewellery from impact against hard or abrasive surfaces. Avoid stacking rings and/or bracelets that may be vulnerable to abrasion.
Plated jewellery is the best cleaned with warm water and a very soft brush. Add a mild soap to water only if necessary. Dry with a soft cloth and use a jewellery cleaning cloth to finish.
Ensure plated pieces are stored in the protective box or pouch provided between wear.
Lucy Folk is careful to use only quality materials to create all pieces with exceptional craftsmanship however, delicate chains can break if pulled or snagged with force.
Between wears, we recommend storing all chains in the provided protective box or pouch, with clasps secured to avoid tangling or knots.
Avoid exposing chains to perfumes, cosmetics, chlorine and saltwater as this may cause colour deterioration or tarnishing of metals.
Examine your jewellery regularly to ensure settings are snug and clasps and joinings are secure.
Take care to protect your jewellery from impact against hard or abrasive surfaces. Avoid snagging prong settings on clothing as this may cause a loosening of the setting, risking the loss of a gemstone.
Extreme temperatures, over exposure to bright light, ultrasonic cleaning and household chemicals can damage or discolour gemstones.
Diamonds are best cleaned using a soft brush and a solution of six parts warm water to one-part ammonia. Be sure to rinse thoroughly after cleaning and dry with a soft cloth before wear.
Between professional cleanings, wipe pearls gently with a lint free cloth and store in the protective box or pouch provided. Do not store pearls in an airtight container or immerse in water.
Avoid sudden temperature changes and contact with cosmetics, exposure to bright light, ultrasonic cleaning, hairspray, perfume or household chemicals. Furthermore, abrasive surfaces may damage the smooth finish of the pearls and should be avoided.
To prolong the life of your Lucy Folk eyewear, we recommend cleaning the lens carefully with the cleaning cloth provided and a gentle lens solution. Cleaning the lens when dry can cause dust particles to damage the surface layer.
Take care not to overextend the armbands when putting on your eyewear and avoid wearing the eyewear on the crown of your head as this may damage the securing screws. Eyewear chains may break if pulled or snagged with force.
Avoid exposing the eyewear chain to perfume, cosmetics, chlorine and salt water as this may cause the colour to deteriorate.
We recommend servicing eyewear with a reputable optometrist and storing securely in the provided pouch between wears.
Lucy Folk cocktail clutches are made with high quality plastic beads and wiring that is sturdy and durable.
We recommend avoiding hard impact, as this can put stress on the wired stitching and lead to damage or even breakage.
Avoid abrasive surfaces, as this can cause the beads to erode and diminish the colour.
All Cuffs We love that you love me so to take the best care of me, please find a comfortable shape and keep me there. Repeatedly bending or flexing me will create a weak spot and I will break. Taking me on and off is easy, simply slip me over the opening of the wrist just below the thumb, and twist... To keep me all shiny and new, please follow the above care instructions, dependent on the metal of choice.
Anchovy Cuff Like an anchovy, repeatedly bending or flexing me will create a weak spot and I will break. Taking me on and off is easy, simply slip me over the opening of the wrist just below the thumb, and twist...
APPAREL AND SOFT ACCESSORIES
All Lucy Folk textile products have a label attached that advises the composition and most appropriate care instructions for apparel and soft accessories.
Where possible we recommend hand washing or eco-friendly dry-cleaning to maintain the quality of each item. This will also reduce exposure to potentially harsh chemicals and improve the item’s longevity.
All embroidered products are delicate and individual due to the nature of this technique.
For any product that is embroidered we recommend avoiding contact with abrasive surfaces.
Embroidered items must be hand washed in cold water or dry cleaned.
Do not machine wash or tumble dry unless it is on the care label as this may damage the design or cause shrinkage.
These products are delicate and individual due to the artisanal nature of hand-weaving.
For any product that is handwoven we recommend avoiding contact with abrasive surfaces as this can cause pulls or strain in the fabric.
These items specify on their care label whether they should be hand washed or dry-cleaned as this is dependent on the fabric composition.
The terry pile that is integral to our quality towelling fabric can be delicate.
We recommend avoiding contact with abrasive surfaces as this may cause pulls in the fabric. If this does occur, do not cut the threads.
These can be threaded back into the fabric weave with a standard sewing needle.
These items are able to be gently machine washed in cold water however do not tumble dry as this may cause the item to shrink.
Clutches may be wiped clean with a damp cloth and allowed to completely dry.
Please avoid moisture entering the beads as this may cause discolouration.