Your beautiful new pieces are crafted from high quality 925 sterling silver. To ensure a long (and gleaming!) life, they require a little extra jewellery care. We've put up a few ideas to assist you to keep them looking as good as the day you got them.
When handling your jewellery please be gentle. Sterling silver is a delicate, pliable metal that can readily bend or break when dropped, knocked, or improperly kept. Bending your ring to change its size or fit is never a good idea. Your jewellery should be stored in a sturdy container, such as the box it arrived in, when not in use. Please don’t toss it into your bag unattended!
We use a creative process in which we oxidise some of the more detailed pieces of jewellery, to give the detail of the ring, pendant, or earring a deeper and darker effect. This gives each piece its own distinct personality allowing you to wear them with pride knowing that they are all individually unique.
All silver jewellery, however, is subject to natural oxidisation over time. This happens as a result of chemicals such as chlorine in pools and spas, hairspray, perfume, creams (and even air and the naturally existing oils on your skin!) reacting with it. This is perfectly normal. However good habits will slow this process down.
Follow the last on, first off rule – put your jewellery on last when getting ready to go out, after you’ve applied any lotions, perfumes, or other products, and make sure it’s the first thing you take off before you shower or start using cleansing products.
Polish your jewellery regularly with a soft cloth. This will not only bring oxidised jewellery up to a nice shine, but it will remove substances that may cause the jewellery to continue to oxidise quicker.
It can be easy to miss that your jewellery needs a clean, either because you wear it all the time and don’t notice the changes or because it’s put away somewhere safe and you don’t look at it too often. You might be a bit alarmed when you realise just how grimy and dull some of your favourite pieces have become.
To keep a regular shine please use a simple microfiber cloth or jewellery cloth to polish your pieces.
For our mirror finished pieces, make sure to use only a silver polishing cloth – as they have a possibility of being scratched with any other cloth. A couple of drops of gentle colourless and fragrance-free soap in warm water can also be used, before rinsing and drying with a soft polishing cloth. Gentle silver polish may be used.
For a more intense clean and to bring back much more of the shine, you can use the water and baking soda method.
You will need 2 parts water to 1 part baking soda (use a bit more water if the jewellery has delicate features). Stir into a paste. Use an old cloth to apply this cleaner in gentle buffing motions and movements. Then Rinse.
Please do not use any harsh chemicals or abrasive brushes as this may scratch the piece.
Also do not use this method on our highly married finished pieces.
Now your jewellery is nice and clean, have a think about how best to store it to avoid needing to clean it again too soon.
Store your jewellery in a cool, dry place, wrapped in a soft piece of cloth or other safe storage option such as the box it came in or jewellery case when not being worn.
No matter how careful you are when wearing your jewellery, it can also sustain damage during storage. Often, this comes from pieces knocking together. The best way to solve this problem is to store your items separately so they can’t touch one another.
My earrings are absolutely amazing. So much better in real life. They are such lovely quality which you can tell as soon as you pick them up. I have been wearing them all day and they are super comfortable. The packaging was beautiful, the attention to detail a true reflection of the outstanding service. It had everything I love about buying from small businesses. The quality product, beautiful packaging, handwritten thank you note and personal reply to social media tags. What more could I ask for. Can’t wait to order again ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thanks Sally and Marc
I just adore the jewellery I have bought from this designer & I have purchased two pieces so far, with more on my list. I'm so in love with the unique designs as well as the ethics of this company as they contribute to the welfare of our oceans by donating proceeds to ocean clean up, I will be telling everyone how fantastic they are, & have had sooo many compliments on my jewellery. Sally & Marc are just beautiful souls and so clever
I ordered a pair of Starfish Earrings and they arrived very fast. They look stunning and are of the highest quality. the owners respond fast to enquiries and give you the information needed to make a decision on materials.
My ring arrived today, and I absolutely love it and fits perfectly. Thanks so much also for the ring sizer. It’s been a pleasure purchasing from you and I love your items so I suspect I will purchase again!
Every time I see the Kaikoa stand at the markets, I get a little excited as I know I’ll probably leave with another stunning piece of their jewellery. Today was no exception and I once again walked away with a new necklace reminiscent of a walk along a pebbled beach. Their jewellery is quality made and every time I’ve worn a piece, someone has commented on how gorgeous it is and asked where I got it from. I’d buy the whole shop if I could but I’ll behave myself and limit my spending to one a week… that’s alright, right?
I absolutely love my ring! The fit, design & quality is beyond amazing. You guys its perfect, your awesome Thank you
Most amazing jewellery. So unique and outstanding quality. The customer service is second to none. Sally is always so welcoming and fast to reply with answers to any questions or queries.
The owners of Kaikoa designs are beautiful people. There jewellery is beautifully created. There pieces make a great gift.
While taking my 4 weeks old granddaughter and her parents,for their first family outing to the Redcliffe Markets, I stumbled upon this beautiful stall. What captured me was the simplistic style which showcased their most beautiful jewellery. The story around how the started and how they give back and support their favourite charity - Tangaroa Blue.
Purchased a beautiful ring and some then made another purchase online another ring (to add to my stack) and some gorgeous earrings. I live and play in Central Queensland, some 1100kms away.
I love the everything about this small business and their beautiful jewellery.
Absolutely beautiful pieces ♥️ really well made and good quality! I can’t wait to buy more ! Very happy 😊
I wear my whale tail necklace all day, every day and I could not love it more! ❤️
I met Marc today at Caloundra Street Fair and walked away feeling so full. Each piece is so intricate and detailed, each with a story behind it.
My new Sand Dollar pendant makes me feel like I’m wearing the ocean on my heart. A feeling that I believe is the true purpose of Marc and Sally’s work.
These guys are making magic and I can’t wait to find my next piece with them.
I am absolutely in love with my sand dollar pendant 😍
Beautiful quality, unique design, definitely a good addition to any ocean lovers jewelry collection ❤️
I went to the Carseldine markets this weekend and bought a lovely signet ring from the Kaikoa designs stall and enjoyed learning about their story! From how the jewellery were all individually handmade and unique. The customer service was absolutely amazing, engaging and was great getting to know Marc. The kind customer service and great atmosphere that was provided quickly convinced me to purchase a 1 of 1 unique bespoke piece. Thank you Marc and Kaikoa Designs, I’ll sure to be back :)
My favourite piece of jewellery! Love the design and its so comfortable to wear too. Simply stunning. 💙
Bought my necklace at the Kaikoa stand at the Caloundra Markets. I absolutely loved each of their pieces and their ocean themed jewelry was some of the best I've seen. Ocean jewelry can very quickly become tacky but theirs really are work of art and I haven't taken off my necklace since I bought it!