Materials & Care
All SOFIA MARIA Jewellery items are constructed by hand in Sydney, Australia (with the exception of the curated pieces from Buenos Aires, Argentina). We use new and recycled metals, including but not limited to recycled brass and sterling silver. All our materials are locally sourced.
SOFIA MARIA Jewellery should be kept away from water and humid environments. Please store in a secure, dry place between wears.
Brass is a natural metal that allows each of our pieces to develop their own unique characteristics over time. Any oxidation or darker coloration may be removed with a polishing cloth or standard jewellery cleaner.
You can polish your brass pieces up to a high glossy shine with a jewellery polishing cloth or allow them to darken and age naturally.
Plated jewellery is especially delicate, please keep away from perfume and any abrasive surfaces. Do not use jewellery cleaner on plated items, you can polish these pieces with a damp cloth. Add a mild soap only if necessary. Please be gentle and don't rub too hard.
For items containing raw brass, slight variances in colour or marks of age may be present in your jewellery. Please expect the colour, texture and tone of your piece to vary slightly from the items depicted in photographs.
Sterling silver requires less care, although it tarnishes when exposed to salty air, chlorine, household chemicals and products containing sulphur. To remove tarnish, we recommend a non-abrasive silver polish. Silver is a soft metal and may build character marks with wear.
Slight imperfections may occur in the final finish of our items which is a characteristic of these handmade pieces.
Repairs (including re-plating) are accepted, and are subject to a fee depending on the nature of the damage.
Same care applies for brass, gold plated and sterling silver jewellery pieces from SM CURATED. These pieces have been handcrafted in Buenos Aires, Argentina by cool designers and makers that have their own brand and are based in that city.
For further information on caring for your jewellery or repairs, please contact us at email@example.com.