Care Jewelry

Pearls

Naturally cultivated pearls are one of the most delicate and precious treasures of nature.

Pearls can retain their beauty for centuries if their owner remembers that these gems require different care.

A pearl is not a stone Its care is simple:

Store the pearls separately, in their own case or in a cloth bag. If they are kept in a dry environment -for example, during periods of heating system use-, preserving them in a damp cloth helps prevent dehydration,

Apply cosmetics, perfume or spray products before putting on jewelry.

Do not use pearls with sunscreens or insect repellents.

If the pearls have been in contact with acidic foods, dispose of the splashes as soon as possible.

Use a soft moistened cloth to clean them and another to dry them. Clean the beads after using them using a soft cloth.

Periodically change the setting of the beads to prevent their breakage.

The makeup, dust and dirt end up forming a paste on the thread that attacks silk and the pearls themselves

On a necklace, replace the damaged pearls when a jeweler of your trust recommends it.

The pearls around the neck absorb acid and, exceptionally, some can lose their east and even their spherical shape.

What to avoid:

Excess sweat and acids.

Permanent contact with makeup, body cream, lacquer, perfume or talcum powder.

The dust, soap and detergent.

The scratches.

The shower and the pool - the chlorinated water.

Your deposit in safe boxes for extended periods.

Your dehydration.

Do not wrap them in raw cotton or expose them to light or heat.

Do not use them while cooking. In any case, all are precautionary measures dictated by common sense.

With these minimal care, the pearls will maintain the appearance of the first day.

Precious stones

Along with diamonds, gemstones have been one of the most popular forms of expression in jewelry. Formerly it was believed that they possessed special powers, or even that they cured certain diseases. What to do: It is recommended to avoid the contact of any stone with chemical substances

The stones of the beryl family (beryls, aquamarines, emeralds) do not tolerate extreme temperature changes well, so if it is possible, try to avoid them,

You must also have special care to avoid the blows, as they can be easily scratched.

After use, it is advisable to keep the piece in a protected place, to prevent it from rubbing, or to rub against other pieces of jewelry.

For cleaning, use a soft cloth slightly moistened with water.  

Diamonds

Diamonds have been the most valued precious stones since antiquity, for their hardness and brightness They are also the hardest material that exists, and the most resistant to being scratched, but this does not mean that we should neglect the attention and the maintenance of the piece, so that it continues to look like the first day. The daily use of the piece can make it dirty, since diamonds are lipophilic, that is, they attract fat. To clean them, you must use dish soap (Fairy type), hot water and a toothbrush.

 

Gold

For both yellow gold and white gold, a series of factors that could damage or spoil the piece must be taken into account, so your attention should not be neglected.

What to do: It is recommended not to wear the piece if you are going to perform work that can be scratched, or can be hooked, and avoid contact with chemicals, such as mercury in the case of yellow gold.

After use, it is recommended to keep the piece in a protected place, to avoid it rubbing against other metals, and thus avoid its deterioration.

For cleaning, use a soft cloth slightly moistened with water.

White gold

White gold requires special attention, since it spoils more easily than yellow gold, especially in the case of rings

What to do: It is not recommended to wear them to carry out activities that can deteriorate them, such as sports, domestic activities or manual works

On the other hand, a layer of rhodium is applied to the pieces of white gold, a metal that in addition to highlighting its whiteness, helps to protect the surface of the piece.

However, this layer of rhodium can be damaged by contact with certain substances (such as sodium hypochlorite) contained in some cleaning products such as bleach, active chlorine or water bleach. It can also be affected by iodized solutions, chlorinated and even cleaning products for silver.

With the passage of time and use, this layer of rhodium will disappear; It is something completely normal, it is necessary to polish the piece again and apply a new layer of rhodium to make the piece look like the first day.

 

Silver

Although silver is a fairly resistant material, we must not neglect its attention, and being a little careful, we will avoid the deterioration of the piece.

What to do: It is advisable to keep the piece in a protected place, to avoid that it could rub against other metals and deteriorate.

We must also avoid contact between silver and any commonly used chemical In addition to these precautions, the natural process of darkening of silver must be taken into account, due to its contact with the hydrogen sulfide present in the environment (due to contamination, above all). To alleviate this effect there are numerous products on the market to clean the silver, which can be found in drugstores. If the piece is stored in a plastic bag, this process can also be largely avoided.

Silver can have different finishes:

- silver vermeil: silver plated in 24k gold

- oxidized silver: aged silver using silver oxide

- polished silver: silver with a polished gloss finish

- sandblasted silver: silver with a matt finish It should also be taken into account that the pieces made in silver and bathed in gold (vermeil silver), tend to lose the bath especially when they have a continuous contact with the skin (for example, rings) and this has a more acid Ph the normal.

The piece then acquires a whitish hue. In that situation, it will be necessary return to bathe the piece to restore its original state.