CARING FOR OUR LEATHER
Your Gyptian bag is made using only the best leathers we can find. Every hide is unique; tonal variations, marks or veins are natural features of the leather and should not be considered imperfections.
To preserve the original quality of your bag we recommend:
Avoiding contact with water, grease, perfumes or cosmetics; should it get wet, dab with a soft neutral cloth to absorb the moisture
Avoiding over-exposure to extreme heat or direct lighting
Being careful not to rub your bag with anything coarse or abrasive; on some leathers, the scratches may be reduced by delicately massaging the leather against your skin
Wiping your bag with care using a clean and soft cloth
Storing in its protection bag in a cool and dry place when not in use
Taking care to avoid contact with delicate or light coloured garments as some leather, suede in particular, may shed some colour.
Gyptian upholds the authenticity of the designs and materials used in its collection. The following care instructions provide some guidance on how to keep your gyptian jewellery looking its finest.
Silver is .925 sterling silver (unless otherwise noted)
Gold is 9KT gold (unless otherwise noted)
Bronze is solid Bronze
Semi-precious stones are genuine
Sterling silver tarnishes naturally and requires occasional cleaning. Clean sterling silver and gold regularly with a soft polishing cloth to remove light tarnishing. For heavy tarnishing use a commercial jewellery cleaning solution which can be found in many hardware stores. Follow the manufacturer's instructions very carefully.
Bronze jewellery tarnishes naturally over time. Gyptian bronze jewellery is intentionally untreated/non-coated as many customers prefer a darkened, more rustic color to the metal. To preserve shine, clean regularly with a soft polishing cloth. For heavier tarnishing, dip bronze jewellery in a small solution of lemon or lime juice with a dash of salt. Rinse and pat dry.
Store jewellery in zip lock plastic bags with anti-tarnish strips to retard tarnish. Jewellery should also be kept away from heat sources, sunlight and stored separately so as to not scratch other jewellery items.
Avoid wearing jewellery in chlorinated water or around harsh chemicals as it can severely discolor and damage jewellery as well as loosen stones and settings. Put jewellery on after using cosmetics, hair spray or perfumes to avoid contact with substances and chemicals that may cause damage.