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Jewellery Care

All James and Irisa jewellery pieces are handmade in Melbourne with solid gold and natural gemstones. All our jewellery can be cleaned using a jewellery cloth. While every piece of jewellery is durable for everyday wearing, it is advised to remove them when swimming, showering, applying lotions and perfumes and makeup.

Textures

All textures on James and Irisa jewellery are hand carved. When cleaning the textures, please be careful as some jewellery polishing cloths may leave residues within the textures.

Diamonds

All diamonds used in James and Irisa jewellery are hand picked with highest quality in the class, and are all within UN regulated guidelines regarding ethical and sustainable practice.

Opals

All of opals used in James and Irisa jewellery are premium quality natural Australian opals, which are sourced from local miners. Opal is a soft stone when comparing to Diamond, Sapphire and Ruby, etc., so it is important to treat your opal jewellery carefully in order to avoid damaging it. Remove your opal jewellery if there is a chance it will be scratched, broken or any other harsh environment. Generally, opal contains 4%-5% water. It is highly advised to avoid very dry conditions or rapid changes in temperature to prevent the opal from cracking.

Opal should be cleaned gently with mild detergent in warm water and a soft toothbrush or cloth. Never clean your opal jewellery in an ultrasonic cleaner, since the vibration will cause opal cracking. Also, avoid bleach and chemicals cleaners. If your James and Irisa jewelry is a natural opal doublet jewellery, please do avoid water as well.