M A T E R I A L S + C A R E
Newend is focused on sourcing recycled materials where ever possible, and manufacture responsibly either in house or with near by suppliers and manufacturing parters.
Our jewellery is handmade by makers in Melbourne. We source our chains from Italy and have committed to only using recycled silver for our lost wax casting process.
The base metal of our products are comprised of the highest quality sterling silver and plated with 14 KT gold and rhodium.
Jewellery needs to be tended to like maintaining your clothes or cleaning your house! If it is cleaned and cared for it it can last many life times!
Our chains and selected styles are plated with 14kt Gold and Rhodium finishing. Rhodium is used to enhance the durability of the gold plating.
Plating can wear with exposure to abrasive substances or chemicals like the ones in cosmetic products, sunscreens, and sprays, or exposure an acidic PH / skin surface or sweat.
To ensure longevity, keep out of water for prolonged periods of time including when showering and swimming. Keep your pieces dry and clean with an abrasive-free microfiber cloth. Try not to polish too hard to ensure plating stays longer.
Some people can wear sterling silver jewellery and rarely take off their body without experiencing visible tarnishing. The most common reasons for those who experience tarnishing may find their city's water source is 'Hard water' (high level of minerals) or their sweat has higher levels of salt.
Other reasons for tarnishing can be due to exposure to high levels of salty air, chlorine, sulphur, humidity, cosmetics, household bleach and other strong chemicals. To prevent tarnish as much as possible, we recommend that you store your fine jewellery in a safe, dry place.
Rest assured, sterling silver can generally be polished back to it's original shine.
Polishing cloths or kits are a great investment to ensure your jewellery lasts forever!