What kind of material do you use?
Our products are made of 925 silver and 14K Gold.
Lycia’s sterling silver pieces are stamped with the 925 mark (indicating the purity of the metal) and are also tested.
Components vary from one product to another. Stones can be made of different raw materials such as synthetic cubic zirconia, spinel, synthetic ruby etc.
Can 925 silver jewellery cause skin allergy?
None of our 925 silver or 14K Gold products contain nickel or other unsuitable materials.
Is your jewelry fragile?
No. However, the pieces are delicate and require a level of attention that befits their beauty. All our jewellery is handmade using high-end jewelry techniques. Your purchase is a precious jewel of very high quality and, as such, you have care of it.
How long is the lifespan of the jewellery?
Silver is a noble but soft metal which can become deformed if it is not used in an exemplary manner. While it is true that silver will become grey, because it is a metal that naturally oxidizes, our jewelry has a rhodium coating, which enhances the longevity of its shine.
How should I take care of my jewellery?
Always store your jewellery pieces individually, preferably in soft-lined box or pouch so that they don’t rub together, scratch or tangle. Particular care should be taken with gemstones to ensure that they do not knock against one another when stored. Also remember to keep your chains fastened so they don’t become tangled.
Take care to avoid extreme humidity or heat as this may cause tarnishing. Your jewelry should be kept in a dark, cool and dry place. With time and wear, sterling silver will naturally become oxidised and eventually tarnish. Storing silver jewelry in a sealed plastic bag or airtight box when it is not being worn will keep out the air that causes oxidation.
How should I clean my jewellery?
Clean your jewellery carefully with a soft, non-abrasive and lint-free cloth or chamois; this helps maintain or bring back its shine. If necessary, you can use a mild washing up liquid with warm water and a soft toothbrush, then rinse with clean water and pat dry with a soft cloth.
Avoid using ‘dip’ polish or abrasive jewellery cleaners as these contain harsh chemicals and can destroy your jewellery over time. We do not recommend the use of any jewellery polishing cloths which have been treated with cleaners or polishing agents.
What should I keep away from my jewellery?
Always remember that your jewellery should be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off when dressing.
Your jewellery is particularly susceptible to damage from the effects of chemicals present in perfume, hairspray, make-up, nail polish remover, body oils, sun tan lotion and deodorant.
Do not keep jewellery in direct sunlight as prolonged exposure to sunlight can cause many gemstones to fade and lose their colour. Amethyst, rose quartz, chalcedony and smokey quartz are just some of the gemstones that can become paler from exposure to sunlight.