Earrings by Cara Tonkin The Orbit Halo Front And Back Earrings are made up of two sections, a front facing loop and a pearl post. To wear these you simply put the loop section through your ear and then slide the pearl post onto the earring from the back and finally attaching the scroll to hold it in place. The post has two size notches to allow for different sized ears, the pearl should sit just below the lobe.These are made of sterling silver with 6mm lavender freshwater pearls. They measure approximately 22mm in diameter and the square wire is 1.5mm wide. Features Primary Material : silver Other Materials : pearl Fitting Type : Post Dimensions (mm) : 22 x 22 x 1.5 One of a Kind : No Hallmarked : No Wire Material : sterling silver Cleaning InstructionsHOW DO I CARE FOR MY SILVER JEWELLERY?Sterling silver is a precious metal and as a result of its composition your silver jewellery may tarnish gradually over time. Tarnishing is a natural process that is caused when sterling silver is exposed to humidity and chemicals such as hydrogen sulphide in the air. To minimise the speed of this process we advise you to do the following:Remove jewellery when bathing, showering or swimming as water and chemicals (especially chlorine) can affect the longevity of the gold plating or encourage silver to tarnish.Chemicals in make-up, hair spray, scent and moisturisers can also affect the beauty and shine of your jewellery, so apply these before wearing your jewellery.Remove jewellery when doing household tasks such as cleaning, playing sport or other strenuous activities since jewellery may become scratched or harmed by sharp blows.Do not wear your jewellery whilst on the beach or sunbathing since extreme temperatures and strong UV rays can cause gemstones to fade in colour and lose their original beauty, whilst sand can damage their surface.CLEANING SILVER JEWELLERY.At Cara Tonkin we use an oxidised finish on many of or silver pieces. If you piece is partially oxidised we advise cleaning the bright silver areas by rubbing with a silver polishing cloth. Jewellery that is comprised of just silver without an oxidised finish can also be dipped in silver dip. This is an effective and easy method of getting a bright finish back on your jewellery. Alternatively you can send your pieces to us to be professionally cleaned, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to use this service.CLEANING JEWELLERY WITH GEMSTONES.Clean jewellery using warm water, mild soap and a soft bristle toothbrush. Use a non-abrasive silver cloth or soft lint free cloth to polish jewellery. Soft porous stones such as pearls and opals must not be dipped in silver dip as it will penetrate the stone and could lead to discolouring. If you would like your jewellery professionally cleaned please send it to us.