Necklaces / Pendants by Kate Smith Pretty silver necklace featuring a double layer of delicately drilled patterned silver on top of an oxidised (chemically blackened) silver layer, to accentuate the detail.Dome approx 1.7cm long.Curved patterned T-bar style catch on a snake chain.Perfectly complemented by our layered earrings. Features Primary Material : sterling silver Length (inches) : 16, 18 and 20 One of a Kind : No Hallmarked : Yes Cleaning InstructionsPerfumes, lotions and chemicals can all affect the look of jewellery over time.Using a soft (old!) toothbrush and warm soapy water can remove build-up of dirt/discolouration.Using hairdryer (on a low setting) afterwards will help to avoid water marks on your jewellery.Avoid contact with harsh chemicals, especially when wearing jewellery with gemstones.Wearing your jewellery (rather than keeping it hidden away in a box) is the best way to avoid tarnishing on silver! Your skins natural oils help to form a barrier against oxidisation.If you find your item of silver jewellery blackens when you first wear it, follow the above method of cleaning with a toothbrush & warm, soapy water.Initial discolouration should fade within time. It isn’t clear why this can happen to some people’s jewellery, but from researching, it seems it could be attributed to medication, diet or even pregnancy! (If you are male, you can probably rule out the last cause).FinishesFinishes that are applied to our jewellery can alter over time, simply due to everyday wear. This is more applicable to rings and bangles; satin & frosted finished pieces may become shinier with wear and polished items can become slightly duller with time.Snake chainsSnake chains have an unusual semi-rigid form that can make them susceptible to kinking.Careful storage and handling is required to preserve the chains original shape. We suggest that your necklace is loosely coiled or hanging up to avoid being squashed or misshapen.