True Middle uses 925 sterling silver & authentic AAA grade pearls. The majority of our glass & ceramic beads are made in direct collaboration with local and international artists. Take care of your piece to protect the longevity of these materials. Store your piece laying down, away from other jewellery which may contain other metals that can impact the silver. Ideally, keep your piece in a small jewellery safe pouch anytime you are not wearing it. Regular gentle polishing will greatly improve your piece. Do not allow silver cleaners to touch the pearls on your piece.
The toggle, also known as the closure that secures your piece, is made of solid sterling silver or stainless steel. This information will be listed in the description of your piece. These high grade metals require care to maintain shine. Don't expose your piece to chemicals like soap, sunscreen or body lotion & dry the piece with a soft microfibre cloth if it gets wet. Regularly polishing your piece gently to remove any sweat or debris will greatly improve the longevity of your piece. Remove your piece to shower, swim and before physical activity.
All of our metals are nickel & allergen free.
Similar to caring for silver, pearls don't like exposure to chemicals & water. To maintain shine, a small drop of olive oil on a jewellery safe cloth can polish out natural dullness from wear. Do not expose pearls to harsh sunlight or any chemicals used for polishing silver. Do not use abrasive objects to clean your pearls.
Vintage & Ceramic:
Vintage beads, such as those on Tea Party & Cream & Sugar require extra attention. While following the rest of the general care instructions listed above, avoid any chemical exposure which can degrade the patterns on the beads. This includes perfume, shampoo from wet hair, etc. In general- jewellery should be the last thing you put on when getting ready & the first thing you take off at night.
Many of our pieces contain handmade lamp work beads and pendants. These delicate, handmade materials should be treated with care. Similar to anything made of glass, avoid dropping the piece.