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Welcome to Eimear Vize Designs

I design and make jewellery with precious metals and gemstones in my studio just outside Inistioge, Co Kilkenny. Each piece is handcrafted using a variety of techniques – from traditional goldsmithing to wire crochet and weaving.

I'm happy to talk to you about designing something special just for you – remember custom-made jewellery doesn't cost more, it just takes a little more time!

Have a Question?

Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 18:30 Cappagh, Inistioge, Co Kilkenny, Ireland +353 86 3330674 info@eimearvizedesigns.com

Product Care

CARE OF YOUR JEWELLERY

To keep your jewellery in great condition and to prevent tarnish the following is recommend:

  • Take your item off for sports, swimming and before bed
  • Store your jewellery items in an air-tight container or jewellery box
  • Store items carefully to prevent scratching
  • Prevent your jewellery from coming into contact with perfume, moisturiser or lotions which can all cause tarnish. Ensure that these are well absorbed before wearing your jewellery.
CLEANING YOUR JEWELLERY
Sterling Silver:

It is natural for some tarnishing of sterling silver over time due to exposure to the elements. You can use a silver polishing cloth to remove light tarnish. For heavier tarnish clean your jewellery in a bowl with aluminum foil and 2 tablespoons of baking soda in hot water. Leave to soak until the piece is bright and shiny. Rinse in cold water and buff with a very soft, cotton cloth. This great article in Jewellery Making Journal give step-by-step instructions.

However, if your sterling silver jewellery contains gemstones, it's best to stick to warm water, dish soap and a soft toothbrush so as to not risk damaging your precious gem.

Gold:

Dish detergent mixed with warm water is actually a surprisingly effective method for most gold jewellery pieces. If your jewellery does not have any gemstones or anything else with a setting, then simply soak the jewellery in the warm, soapy water for about 15 minutes and rinse thoroughly.

If your jewellery does have gemstones or anything else with a setting, then make sure that you do not submerge the item as mentioned above, as this could cause the gemstone to come loose, or it could result in water becoming trapped under or around the setting. Instead, use a soft, damp cloth with the soapy solution on the gold jewellery. After carefully wiping down your jewellery with the soapy cloth, next, dip a new, clean soft cloth into plain water and then repeat the process of carefully wiping down the jewellery. This will “rinse” away the soap solution and prevent it from building up on the jewellery.

Remember not to scrub too hard to avoid scratching the jewellery. For those hard to reach places or if your jewellery needs a slightly more precise cleaning method then you can also use a soft bristle toothbrush to clean it.