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Date: 01.01.2017

How to take care of your jewellery

It’s a natural process that jewellery changes when it’s used.

How to take care of your jewellery to enjoy its beauty for a long time:

1. Keep it save in a separate jewellery box or bag

2. Take it off before going to sleep, taking a bath, and working out

3. Protect it from chemicals and cosmetics like hairspray, deodorant and perfume. Always apply them before you put on your jewellery.

Silver is a metal particularly susceptible to oxidation and it may change its colour when exposed to light and heat. Changes depend on the exploitation and your skin pH. To clean silver, we recommend special liquids (eg. Argentum) and cleaning lotions. Be careful while cleaning polished and oxidized surfaces. A home method for cleaning soiled silver is using baking soda and toothpaste. Store your silver jewellery away from light in the original package.

Stainless Steel is not susceptible to oxidation and is resistant to chemicals. Dirt can easily be removed with water and cream cleanser available in your household. Be especially careful wile cleaning polished surfaces. Dirt can be easily removed.

Brass is covered with a thin layer of resin, which protects your jewellery from natural oxidation. Avoid contact with perfumes, and protect against any mechanical damage, as the coating may be damaged. The brass jewellery should be gently cleaned with soft and slightly wet cloth.

Gilding of jewellery may undergo natural attrition. This process depends on the frequency of wearing, that’s why you should  avoid having the jewellery on while doing the housework and take it off before going to sleep. Gold plating will wear down also when exposed to water, chemicals, cosmetics and perfume. The pH of your skin effects the appearance/look of your jewellery as well. To reduce the risk of mechanical damage, always store jewellery in a dedicated package. Abrasion of the gilding wouldn’t be subject to any complaint, but it is possible to re-gild jewellery and restore its initial appearance if necessary.

Chrome plating like gold plating is exposed to natural attrition. In order to keep your jewellery in a good condition avoid putting it on when working around the house and remove it when going to sleep. Jewellery should not get into direct contact with chemicals – for example perfume. To reduce the risk of mechanical damage, always store your jewellery in a dedicated package. For maintenance and renovation, you can gently wipe it with a soft cloth soaked with a baby oil, then gently wipe off the excess of the liquid with a dry cloth or a paper towel.

If the jewellery is heavily soiled or you are not sure how to bring back its glamour, give it into professional hands.