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Care & Repair

How should I clean my jewellery?

To clean, regularly soak your jewellery in lukewarm soapy water (with detergent-free soap) and gently clean using a very soft toothbrush.  Rinse well and wipe with a soft cloth.

How can I stop my jewellery from being scratched or damaged?

We recommend that you remove your jewellery before any activity that might lead to contact with chemicals or extreme temperature changes as such exposure can cause discolouration or abrasion.  Chlorine is particularly damaging so remove your jewellery before going swimming. 

When possible, it is best to store jewellery in a soft cloth pouch or its original box so that it is protected from the elements of daily exposure.  It is also advised that you store your jewellery separately so that pieces do not scratch against one other.

My jewellery is looking tarnished, what should I do?

While we expect our finishes to last many years, both the antiquing and various platings used in our jewellery will wear off over the course of time.  However, we offer a complementary service for every ring we make and, as part of this, we are happy to re-apply both the antique finish or any plating on a ring without charge.

My white gold jewellery has turned yellow over time, what should I do?

We create white gold by combining natural gold with metal alloys that have bright white tones and then plating with an extremely hard element called rhodium to give the white mirror finish.  As with all plating, this will wear off over time and require re-plating.  We offer a complementary service for every ring we make and are happy to re-apply the plating on your white gold jewellery without charge.

Do you offer a resizing service?

If you would like your ring resized, please contact us at info@annotatedstudios.com for a quote.

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The Story of Annotated’s Education Collaboration 

Originally created by three friends at the University of Oxford looking for a different, but elegant way to celebrate and cherish their undergraduate memories,

This project goes back to the beginnings of the small design studio that preceded our company.

Since those earliest days, Annotated has stood for the idea that, by making things well, we could imbue our products with a sense of soul. You can feel it the moment you touch one of our Signet rings.

And being the children of university lecturers and teachers it was natural for us to combine this with the notion of celebrating education and studying for its own sake.

Over the years, the Annotated graduation ring has become our definition of one-of-a-kind and bespoke: completely made-to-order in collaboration with its owner and crafted by hand from precious metals.

Whether a graduand is someone who typically is interested in fine jewellery or not.

Please note, custom-made items cannot be returned but can be cancelled within seven days of order confirmation when production is still at an early stage.