Do not expose your jewellery to light and heat
as excessive heat or unexpected change in temperature can affect gold jewellery and lightens its colour. High heat and sudden temperature changes can also cause breaks in some precious stones or extend their existing fractures. Raw pearls can handle warm temperatures, but the first extreme change can cause cracking and may even change their colour.
Do not expose jewellery to chemicals
in domestic, day-to-day activities such as house cleaning and gardening as they can cause physical flaws in precious stones. Gold in its purest form cannot corrode, but it is too soft for jewellery and this is why it is often alloyed with other metals which can turn dark when corroded under wet or moist conditions. Pearls as a result of an organic process are very fragile. As such, their luster and structure can be easily affected not only by exposure to chemicals.
Everyday use of hair spray, lotions, perfumes and other cosmetics
can damage any jewellery piece with a precious or semi- precious stone or a pearl. Gold will not change its colour, however, over time it can lose its shine as the plating wears off. Ideally, jewellery should be worn immediately before you go out.
Refrain from wearing jewellery in salt water, swimming pools
or spas as chlorine can damage gold, precious, semi-precious stones as well as pearls. Components made of glue, most commonly parts of pearl jewellery, can weaken and pearls can come loose. Saltwater will have negative effects on buckles and other connecting parts of gold jewellery. This may not be noticeable at first, but over time, the effects of saltwater become so damaging that these jewellery parts can start breaking. If you decide to wear your favourite necklace or some other jewellery piece while swimming, make sure to wash it well with a mild soap and warm water and lay it on a towel to dry. Gold jewellery, when in touch with large amounts of chlorine, can completely disintegrate. Even tap water contains small amounts of chlorine that can be damaging to jewellery, so we recommend that you wear gloves when you wash dishes. The better the quality of gold, 24 carat gold, the more resistant it is to the negative effects of chlorine. However, most of our jewellery is made of 14k and 18K gold which makes up to 60% - 80% of a gold alloy. Remaining metals are very sensitive to the effects of chlorine, so your jewellery can become much darker and, in the worst case, to fall apart.
Take care when wearing jewellery in any recreational activity
as you can easily damage it. In case you rock a ring, you can change its shape and bend its claws that hold the diamond, resulting in the diamond falling out. Moreover, toxins and acids excreted in your sweat can be also very damaging to gold, diamonds, other precious, semi-precious stones or pearls, so we recommend you remove your jewellery before any physical activity.
Regular cleaning of gold jewellery
is highly recommended, but you should take precautions. Alcohol can change the colour of precious and semi-precious stones and affect gold. It is good to clean jewellery with a mild soapy liquid or children’s toothpaste, by light rubbing with a soft brush. Make sure that you rinse it with warm water. Wet jewellery should be laid on a dry towel. For polishing your jewellery, use a thin piece of muslin or, for best results, a professional cloth. Napkins and paper towels contain fibers that can scratch gold and remove the rhodium coating that gives it shine. Extra care is necessary before cleaning soft stones and pearls. Warm, sparkling water is the best option. Pearls should not be worn if wet, because the thread on which they are strung can stretch. If worn often, have them rethreaded at least once a year and cleaned with a drop of olive on the cloth. Pearls are at their best when worn. The more they are worn, the more they improve their lustre by moisture of the skin oils. Avoid cleaning damaged jewellery, as you may damage it even more. If you notice that your jewellery is broken or damaged, it is necessary to have it repaired by a professional. Remove and place jewellery in a secure place and not in a drawer or nightstand where it can be easily scratched. It’s best to store in its original packaging. Pearls are at their best when exposed to the natural humidity of the air. It is not recommended to store them in a box with other jewellery.
Follow the instructions and your jewellery will retain its radiant beauty forever. If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on: +420 778 880 111