Jewellery Care

Every piece of jewellery here at Pip Jolley HQ is lovingly handmade in the UK from silver, gold-plated silver or brass.

Caring for your jewellery ensures that it will look great every time you wear it.

How to look after your silver jewellery:

Silver naturally tarnishes with exposure to air and the environment. Additionally lotions, perfumes, bleach and chlorine all have adverse effects on the quality and look of any silver.

In order to ensure that tarnishing doesn’t spoil your silver jewellery, it is important to follow a few simple steps;

Apply any scents and lotions before you put it on.

Avoid wearing jewellery when doing sports or washing up.

We advise that you keep your jewellery in the pouch it came in or alternatively in a zip lock plastic bag this reduces the risk of scratching as well as tarnishing.

To keep your jewellery clean we recommend that you gently rub the item with a lint free cloth. Be very careful when cleaning chains and pieces with gems in.

How to look after your gold jewellery:

Pip Jolley yellow or rose gold vermeil pieces are 22ct gold plated silver, which consists of a layer of 22ct gold on top of silver. 

Gold plating will fade over time as it it a surface finish on silver, depending on its wear and the amount of care taken. We advise you follow the below instructions to care for your gold vermeil jewellery.

As with silver, we advise gold plated Jewellery not to be worn when showering or exercising. Preventing it from getting wet and keeping it away from harsh chemicals, lotions and perfumes will ensure its lasting quality.

Do not wear your jewellery at night and remove it for sports and water activities.

We will replate your gold vermeil jewellery for a small fee, but if you follow the care instructions the plating should last a long time!

How to look after your brass jewellery:

Some of our chunkier jewellery is made of brass, what each piece is made from will be stated on the product pages of

Brass does not like to get wet so keep it away from water.

Rub with a jewellery cloth if the brass is becoming tarnished. Soap and water and a soft brush will help shine up your brass jewellery, dry it well though!

Repairs and polishing service:

If any of your Pip Jolley jewellery is looking a bit loved and worn you can send it to us for a touch of R&R, we will polish it up and return it to its former glory for a small charge plus postage.

All R&R clients and repairs may take up to 6 weeks during our busiest time between October and January. R&R jewellery will not be worked on until items have been paid for.

Email us at to book in your jewellery’s R&R or if you have any questions about cleaning your Pip Jolley jewellery.  

Success! Feel free to continue shopping or head to your cart .