JEWELLERY CARE AND HALLMARKING
All jewellery purchased from the website should be handled with care. The Alice Robson collections are all made from Sterling Silver, 9ct or 18ct gold and will be hallmarked according to the Hallmarking Act 1973. Individual silver pieces under 7.8g (gold under 1g) are not required to be hallmarked by law and it those cases will not be hallmarked. All stones are semi precious or precious and will vary in hardness and strength. There are some stones that are not appropriate for setting in rings, but for more advice on this please visit Alice in the workshop.
Even though metal is fairly hard wearing as with any item that is worn it will wear with age. Rings worn next to each other will rub and wear down over time, but handled with care your jewellery should last a long time. Keeping it clean, regularly silver dipping or polishing with a silver cloth, will avoid your silver pieces from becoming overly tarnished and becoming very difficult to clean. We are more than happy to clean any Alice Robson piece if you bring it with you when you visit us in the workshop. The ‘Beaded’ and ‘Pod’ range do build up dirt in between the granules and sheet sections, so once in a while they do benefit from being heated up, dipped in acid and retumbled to bring back their original sparkle.
Ring sizing is a tricky thing to get right so we would always recommend going to a high street jeweller to get your finger sized properly. There are lots of online methods for measuring your finger, but they are never accurate and as resizing can be tricky and costly, particularly if there are stones in the ring, it is best to get it right first time around. You are welcome to visit the studio in Ticehurst any time, by appointment, to get your finger sized free of charge. Most high street jewellers will also offer this service for free.
The following should also be considered when getting your finger sized.
- Your size may vary by up to a size from summer to winter.
- For wide rings with a flat interior (most of our wide rings have a curved interior so normal sizing applies) you may need to go up one or two sizes.
Please ensure that when getting your finger sized that you get it sized with the appropriate sizer relevant to the ring you are wanting to purchase. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you any help with sizing.
Below is a sizing chart which may also help you with sizing.
UK and Australian sizes
US and Canada Sizing
Inside Circ. in mm
Diameter in mm