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APRIL 2017

REMINDER : The Violet Gray store is disabled during the month of April 2017, whilst we work ‘behind the scenes’.

This means that you cannot purchase any products (excluding event tickets) during this time.

We apologise for any inconvenience or frustration that this may cause. 

We will be (re)launching bigger and better soon! Make sure you subscribe to our newsletter to stay in the loop.

~ VIOLET GRAY x

HOW CAN I TAKE CARE OF MY JEWELLERY?

Carefully read care instructions as delivered with your item and be aware of the delicate nature of your Violet Gray piece.

Faults caused by not following the care instructions will not be refunded or repaired.

Bracelets, necklaces, beads, charms and crystals are relatively quite strong, but like most things, if you abuse them they may be damaged. To extend the life and maintain the condition of your Violet Gray piece, please keep it away from excessive moisture. It is not recommended to wear them swimming, showering, playing sports, gardening or cleaning the house. Chemical and physical damage can occur to your precious treasures during these activities. Salt water, chlorine in swimming pools, soap, beauty products and perspiration take their toll on sterling silver and plated jewellery and can make it appear tarnished or remove the plating completely.

Wipe your sterling silver jewellery carefully with a soft cloth often to keep it clean and free of these elements which cause unavoidable oxidisation. The best way to clean your silver is to use a special polishing cloth or simply use a small cloth with some warm water. You can also use cotton buds if easier. When not wearing your bracelet, or necklace, it is a good idea to place them in your Violet Gray pouch to avoid scratching and scuffing.

Again, specific examples of inappropriate use include:

  • Damage caused by dangling charms which can catch on clothing etc.
  • Exposing jewellery to chemicals such as in swimming pools and cleaning products.
  • Wearing jewellery in water – ocean, pool or shower. Please remove prior.
  • Wearing jewellery when playing sport or a physical activity which clearly puts the jewellery under unnecessary duress.

* Please be aware that VG does not take responsibility for damages or breakages caused due to mistreatment. If you have any issues or queries regarding the quality of our products, please contact hello@violetgraydesign.com


 

HOW CAN I CLEANSE MY JEWELLERY?

The metals and crystals that make up your jewellery come from Mother Earth, carrying many different energies within them. They are alive and once removed from Mother Earth, need to be cleansed and energised regularly as you feel drawn to. We advise that when you first receive your crystal, you take a moment to cleanse and connect with your piece. There are a number of different ways this can be done. We have included some of our favourites below:

  • Under the full Moon – Lay your crystals (or crystal jewellery) out in a space where they can get full exposure from the moon energy for as long as possible. Most will be cleansed by morning but some crystals (such as black tourmaline) may need a little longer. Keep your precious stones out of direct sunlight as some crystals will fade. Full moon energy actually lasts for 3 days, so it is okay if you miss the actual day of the full moon. You can catch those energising moonlight rays on the day before, day of or day after the full moon. And yes, your crystals will still absorb the lunar energy even if it is cloudy or raining.

 

  • Using fresh running water (free of  chemicals) – Lay your crystals within a dish where they will be safe and in reach of fresh running water. Ie. A creek or stream. Allow the running water to pour them. A note for the wary: some crystals will dissolve in running water so be sure to check before you proceed.  You may also hold your crystals under running water for a shorter time, whilst visualising the water cleansing out any negative energy.

 

  • Cleanse using other crystals – Place your piece that you would like to cleanse on a large quartz cluster. This will both cleanse and re-energise your piece. Our favourite cleansing cluster to use is Amethyst, or to surround our crystals (or jewellery) with Clear Quartz points.

 

  • Sage – for a quick approach, light your sage stick and surround your crystals with the smoke or gently waft the smoke through your crystals. This will also cleanse the area of your house where your crystals reside.

 

  • Whatever approach you take, treat your crystals with love and kindness. Once you no longer feel drawn to your crystal, we advise burying it deep within the ground so that it may return to Mother Earth.