Each piece of Catherine Hartley jewellery is made with care and precision. The jewellery is made with the wearer in mind; it is meant to thoughtful, considered, and enduring. I make my pieces in small batches, by hand. Taking a little care of your jewellery will help to prevent damage and minimize the natural wear that occurs over time.
Generally, try to avoid wearing your jewellery when doing anything that will cause impact, pressure, or contact with chemicals. As an easy rule, it is best to remove rings whenever you are doing rough hand work that could scratch or dent your piece, chip or crack stones, or loosen settings. If you are unsure about whether you should remove your jewellery at any time, it is best to err on the side of caution and remove it.
Jewellery is not meant to be bent or pulled. Bending a piece back and forth (a bracelet, for example) will weaken the metal and may cause it to break.
To clean your jewellery, gently clean under lukewarm water with mild soap and a soft toothbrush. Polish with a soft 100% cotton cloth. Never use metal polishing pastes or cleaners unless they are clearly intended solely for polishing jewellery.
Great care is taken in making each piece of jewellery; if any issues arise under normal wear within the first 6 months after delivery, that are the result of a flaw in fabrication, I will repair it free of charge. If I deem any piece to show improper care, repairs will be done at a fee. Damaged pieces can be repaired by us, and fees for this service will vary according to the extent of repair. It is your responsibility to ship and insure your jewellery. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.