Here are the guidelines:
- Freshwater pearls
The cultured pearls are gems in their own right. Caring for his freshwater pearl necklaces is a necessity to keep them in all their original splendor. Also, we allow ourselves to dispense some precautions of use and practical advice:
Drying and cracking of mother-of-pearl
Limestone and organic, the pearl is sensitive to atmospheric agents. By great heat, it can dry out and crack: it is the fate of necklaces that remain locked in the bottom of a bank vault or a jewelry box. If the pearl beautifies the wearer, it is embellished by the moisture that skin contact provides.
The more we wear our freshwater pearl jewelry, the happier and more hydrated they will be!
A pearl necklace (or other type of jewel) should be wiped off regularly with a soft, damp cloth. Remember to thoroughly clean each bead, even in less accessible places. Then leave the jewel in the open so that it dries, do not rub (to avoid any scratches).
- Fine stones
We recommend that you maintain and store your natural stone jewelry with the same care as your freshwater pearl jewelry. You can also gently clean them with an old soft toothbrush (make sure the brush is soft enough so you do not scratch the stone) and hot, soapy water (mild, neutral soap).
- 925 silver
Silver jewelry that will not be worn for a period of time should be sealed in a plastic bag or cloth to minimize exposure to oxygen and moisture. By sealing your jewelry well, you will also protect them from scratches. Indeed, the other jewels that are in your jewelry box can scratch the surfaces and damage your jewelry.
The most common cleaning method for 925 silver jewelry is to use a soft cloth (100% cotton) with a mild soap (preferably no phosphate) and lukewarm water. This will remove any dirt or oils that may have been in contact with your jewelry.
Chemically treated polishing cloths are specially designed to clean and polish silver 925 jewelery.
- Natural silk
To clean it, you are advised to wash the silk with cold water and a mild soap. Be careful not to soak the other materials that make up your jewel. Let it dry flat and iron it, if necessary, with the greatest care, without putting too much heat.
- General informations
Beaded jewels, necklaces, bracelets, earrings or pendants are stored away from other jewels in their original pouch or wrapped in a soft fabric. Mother-of-pearl, fine stone and 925 silver are fragile materials that can be scratched if exposed to impact or in contact with other jewelery.
Substances such as lacquers, perfumes, certain skin secretions and sweatings can tarnish the luster of jewelry by making them matte, opaque thus removing their shine. It is better to perfum ourself, apply hairspray, cream or apply other products before wearing your jewelry.
Avoid taking a shower, bathing or visiting a spa with your jewelry. Chlorine and other minerals in the water can damage silver, pearls, crystal and other stones. Finally, the best way to prevent tarnishing is to wear your jewelry regularly!