Will my jewellery tarnish?
All of our jewellery is 925 sterling silver. As much as we love sterling silver for its beauty it can tarnish over time.
How To Care For Your Jewellery
- Avoid contact with perfume, chemicals and oils
- Avoid storing near other metals to prevent tarnishing
The more you look after your jewellery pieces the less they require cleaning.
If your jewellery begins to tarnish there may be a number of factors to consider.
- Have they come into contact with any chemicals? Like chemicals used at a hairdresser.
- Weird Fact - Another thing to consider is your skin acidity. In some cases people have such high PH levels in their skin that causes silver to tarnish almost instantly.
- Where are you storing your jewellery? If the silver pieces are being stored with other metals like costume jewellery or on a jewellery rack; this could be causing your jewellery to tarnish.
What is your gold jewellery made from?
Our gold jewelllery is made using 18 carat gold and is plated using the newest technology in surface coating procedures called IP Plating.
It involves adding a titanium nitride layer to the base metal being Stirling Silver or Stainless Steel in a vapor form. The end result is a harder and more durable surface which offers greater brightness and sheen than the traditional methods of plating. So will keep your jewellery pieces looking fantastic for longer!
Do you sell single earrings? I've lost one!
We are not able to sell one single earring at MiKi. If you lose one, you will need to buy another pair x
When will my order be shipped?
We are a small team at MiKi and we pack orders within 2-4 business days! All of our orders are sent through Australia Post. Once we have packed your order you will be sent a tracking number x
What are Shell Pearls
A shell pearl is made from the inner lining of the pearl oyster also known as Mother of Pearl. The process of making a shell pearl involves several different stages. The raw material for the base of the pearl is the sea shell, which is coated and polished to the final shape of the pearl. In order to produce a good quality pearl, a key ingredient is what we call a "mother of pearl bead''. This element adds weight , value and durability to the pearl. In fact, the natural materials used in order to make shell pearls are the same materials from which cultured pearls are made. A number of layers are added to the mother of pearl bead with natural pearl nacre then highly polished with a protective coating to give it lustre and durability. Shell pearls are man made pearls using natural materials. They are hugely popular because of their perfect shape, lustre and affordability.
What are Cultured Freshwater Pearls
A Cultured Freshwater pearl is a pearl grown naturally inside a pearl oyster. A pearl farmer inserts a nuclei, small bead or piece of sacraficial tissue into the mantle tissue of the oyster thus influencing the oyster to create many lustrous layers of nacre around the nuclei or tissue resulting in a beautiful freshwater pearl.