LEATHER & HARDWARE CARE

Purdey leather goods are made from the highest quality materials in combination with traditional craftsmanship. The leather used to manufacture the Purdey range is tanned with oak bark at the only tannery of its kind in the U.K. This utilises organic slow-tanning processes (9 to 10 months per skin) and drum drying. The pigment disperses through the whole skin, not just the surface layer, allowing the product to age beautifully and acquire distinctive characteristics.

    Leather is a natural material that requires care and attention over time in order to maintain its quality and appearance.

    When cleaning leather, firstly ensure that it is dry. Apply leather food sparingly, gently working it in using a dry cloth. Allow the leather to dry, then buff it off with a soft brush or cloth. Leather will develop its own character and markings with age, making every piece unique.

    Purdey does not recommend the use of alcohol or other solvents on any of our products as this will irrevocably damage the surface.

    Purdey hardware is crafted to a high specification finish (called the “coin finish”), which ensures that it does not deteriorate through tarnishing. Although scratches cannot be removed, any other marks can be cleaned using a damp cloth and then polished dry to remove any excess moisture.

    When not in use your Purdey leather goods should always be stored in their original dustbag or box. We advise that you pad the inside with tissue paper to maintain the shape. It is recommended to avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight, as the colour of the leather could be affected.

    Jewellery Care

    Sterling Silver and Gold Vermeil Jewellery

    Sterling silver tarnishes naturally and requires occasional cleaning. We recommend cleaning sterling silver and gold vermeil regularly with a soft polishing cloth to remove signs of light tarnishing. For heavy tarnishing, use a commercial jewellery cleaning solution.

    Do not use cleaning solutions, polishes and/or tarnish removers on pearls, gemstones, resins, fabric or silver jewellery with oxidized finishes. Always check the label to make sure that the cleaning product is suitable for your item of jewellery and the materials that it is made of.

    Plated Jewellery (including Palladium) and Stainless Steel

    To avoid ruining the solvents used in plated or enamel items, these items should only be cleaned with a soft polishing cloth. They do not usually require regular polishing.

    Jewellery should be stored in its case to help prevent oxidization and tarnishing (which occurs as a reaction to oxygen) and should be stored away from heat sources and sunlight.

    Store jewellery separately or in segmented compartments so as to not scratch other jewellery items.

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