Jewellery Care & Info
- 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 abroad.
- Each piece is carefully handmade to the highest standard using the finest quality precious and semi-precious gemstones alongside solid 925 sterling silver (we do not use plated silver), 9ct gold, 22ct gold-plate vermeil on sterling silver and gold-filled (this is 14k gold on a base metal, see below) findings and chains unless otherwise stated.
- 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 could snap.
- 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 and cosmetics.
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 (or Rock Crystal)
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 and Moonstone
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