Necklaces / Pendants by Kate Smith This pretty patterned silver jewellery set is the perfect finish to any outfit.A hand drilled pod in brushed silver makes a lovely accompaniment to the domed earrings.The pendant features a T-bar style patterned catch on a snake chain.Post and scroll styles earring fittings.Pendant 17mm & earrings 13mm at longest point.Pendant and earrings are available separately and in 9ct yellow gold. Features Primary Material : sterling silver One of a Kind : No Metal : sterling silver Hallmarked : Yes Finish : soft satin 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.