Useful Information 2018-05-23T12:33:31+00:00

A little bit more information about our Jewellery

Materials

All of our jewellery is made from 925 Sterling Silver or 22ct Gold Vermeil (=2 microns of 22ct gold on sterling silver). All of our metal; Sterling Silver and 22ct Gold Vermeil is produced for us in England.

All MM pearls are natural Freshwater Pearls, so none are ‘perfect’ and they will all have some imperfections and no two are ever exactly the same. They are all sourced from China & Hong Kong and the coloured Pearls are dyed but the dye will not come off.

MM Gemstones are sourced from all over the world and are hand cut so may differ in size.  They are all natural gemstones so they also may vary in colour but this is why we love them!

All Melissa McArthur Jewellery is lovingly hand made by skilled craftsmen in our London studio.

Packaging

All of Melissa McArthur Jewellery is packaged beautifully in branded organza bags and padded boxes and then shipped in unbranded padded bags.

Jewellery Care

Many factors can influence the condition of jewellery. Therefore you should make sure that your jewellery is properly cleaned, repaired and stored.

We recommend cleaning your jewellery only when needed and storing each piece in its individual packaging or a jewellery box to help prolong tarnishing and to avoid chains and particularly the fine wire parts of MM Jewellery from tangling and getting damaged or out of shape.

MM precious metal wire is specially made for us and is hard drawn.  This means that it is strong considering how fine it is and it will keep its shape if you please avoid exerting more pressure than it can withstand.

We advise you keep any contact with creams or perfumes to a minimum, it’s best to put your Jewellery on last thing.  Take care to avoid extreme humidity or heat as this may cause tarnishing.

To keep pearls and gems looking their best we suggest wiping them gently with a damp non-abrasive cloth and then leave to air dry.

Soak the metal in a mild soapy warm water solution OR buy our favourite product Hagerty Silver Dip for Jewellery to remove tarnish and make your jewellery gleam with a minimum of effort.

Ring Sizes

All of our sizes small, medium and large are only approximate due to the shape and design, they don’t fit the finger in a traditional/round way!

Our small size is an approximate UK ring size J/K, Medium is a UK ring size L/M and Large is a UK ring size N/O. The fine wire and unusual shapes means that you may be able to fit our sizes on several fingers and stack them in interesting ways with other rings.

Please get in touch if you have a specific size you require and we will make one to fit you as best we can.