CARE , ADVICE AND GEMSTONE GUIDE
- All of the jewellery featured is designed and handmade
by Karen Morrison.
- All our jewellery is handcrafted and is made in-house,
in the UK. None of our jewellery is mass produced or made
- Each piece is carefully handmade to the highest standard
using the finest quality precious and semi-precious gemstones
alongside sterling silver, 9ct gold, 22ct gold-plate on
sterling silver and occasionally gold-filled (this is
14k gold on a base metal, see below) findings and chains unless otherwise
- What is 14K Gold Filled? Gold-filled metal has a layer of gold that is mechanically bonded with heat and pressure to base metal. Gold-filled products are resistant to tarnishing because the outside layer is actually gold and is thick enough to prevent oxidation of the inner material. It is not a yellowy colour, rather it is a beautiful mild gold colour ~ a very beautiful, versatile and affordable alternative to solid gold.
- Due to the nature of each piece being individually handmade
some items may differ slightly from the images shown especially
where gemstones are used. Since the stones are of a natural
material, the shape and colour of the stone may differ
slightly from the images shown on the website. Also some
of the stones used are one-offs, therefore occasionally
some stones may have to be substituted with similar stones.
This is what makes Karen Morrison's jewellery unique,
as no two pieces are the same.
We will send you an email if a stone has to be substituted
so that you have the right to cancel your order.
- We would advise you not to wear your jewellery when
showering or swimming especially threaded jewellery as
the water could weaken the thread and could eventually
- When you are not wearing your jewellery please store
it in the box provided to protect it from tarnish and
dust. If it does tarnish you can purchase a silver cleaning
cloth from most high street jewellery shops.
- Caring for your Gemstones:
Gems are among the most durable of nature's creations.
With a little care, they will be as beautiful for generations
to come as they are today.
Gem Care Tips:
The best way to clean your gemstone jewellery is in
a bowl of water with a few drops of ordinary dish detergent.
Using an old toothbrush or other soft brush, scrub gently
behind the stone where dust and soap can collect. Then
just rinse and pat dry with a soft cloth.
A home ultrasonic cleaner should be used with extreme
caution. It can be used to clean Ruby, Sapphire, Diamond,
Amethyst, Citrine, Garnets, Chrysoberyl, and unadorned
gold jewellery but it may damage gems like Emerald,
Tourmaline, Peridot, Pearls, Coral, Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise,
and any gem that has many inclusions. When in doubt,
don't use it.
Remove your jewellery before vigorous activities.
Every day household items can ruin your gemstone jewellery.
Make sure you don't expose your gems to the chemicals
in cleaning products, hair care products, fragrances
When getting dressed, put your jewellery on last. At
the end of the day, take your jewellery off first. Store
your jewellery the box or pouch provided and keep them
away from other jewellery, which might scratch them.
January - Garnet
February - Amethyst
March - Aquamarine
April - Diamond
May - Emerald
June - Pearl
July - Ruby
August - Peridot
September - Sapphire
October - Opal/Tourmaline
November - Topaz/Citrine
December - Turquoise/Zircon
Aquarius (January 22 - February 18) - Amethyst
Pisces (February 19 - March 20) - Aquamarine
Aries (March 21 - April 19) - Diamond
Taurus (April 20 - May 20) - Emerald
Gemini (May 21 - June 20) - Rock Crystal
Cancer (June 21 - July 22) - Pearl
Leo (July 23 - August 23) - Onyx
Virgo (August 24 - September 22) - Sapphire
Libra (September 23 - October 23) - Zircon
Scorpio (October 24 - November 21) - Opal
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21) - Topaz
Capricorn (December 22 - January 21) - Garnet