We have developed an impregnation and sealing technique to protect our rare 2000-year-old Thames Wood. Whilst every effort has been made to preserve the rare oak used in our fine jewellery, it will require extra special care. We advise you to follow these Thames Wood care instructions:
When choosing your jewellery, take your activities into consideration. It is preferable to avoid wearing any jewellery to the beach, swimming pool or to play sport, gardening etc, so as to avoid knocking or scratching it.
Avoid immersing your 2000-year-old Thames Wood jewellery in water or liquids e.g. whilst washing up, washing hands, bathing, showering, etc. Do not allow it to come into contact with any domestic or industrial cleaning agents and do not use a wet type silver cloth, silver dip or jewellery dip. To clean your 2000-year-old Thames-Wood jewellery use a jewellery cloth that is designed for dry use on the metal, avoiding any wood sections, or send it to us for a professional clean.
Try not to leave it in strong direct sunlight as this may lighten the colour of the wood. Make sure you take reasonable care when wearing your precious jewellery with Thames Wood and avoid wearing it in situations where it may get easily damaged. As jewellery made with our 2000- year-old Thames Wood is relatively soft it will scratch and wear over time, especially if it comes into contact with harder metals such as steel, stone and concrete etc.
Our Thames Wood has survived 2000 years of history and with the right care it should continue to last.
The best way to think about your Thames wood piece is this: look on this purchase in the same way that you would look on the purchase of an expensive watch with a leather strap. Occasionally you have to replace your strap through wear and tear. This may be the same for your Thames Wood piece. Occasionally the wood may need to be repaired or replaced. If this is the case please contact us.
We encourage you to bring your Thames Wood jewellery back to us every year for professional servicing. Our Stephen Einhorn jewellers will take time and care to inspect your jewellery in order to determine the service that needs to be provided. If it is necessary you will receive a proper estimate. We will provide the service as soon as you validate the estimate.