Jewelry care guide

Before wearing your new jewels, we strongly recommend that you read and follow the care instructions to protect your precious jewels and keep them in excellent condition for an infinite number of years.

General jewelry care

1. Store separately. Jewelry must be carefully stored separately to prevent scratching and damage.

2. Wear them with the utmost care. Even metal jewelry is delicate. Yes, even our fiercest pieces need to be worn with special care. It's all about avoiding bumping, scratching, scuffing, bending, denting or dropping them.

3. Keep away from abrasive surfaces and substances. Surfaces such as sand, cement, glass, stone and other types of metal objects should be avoided.

4. Know when to remove your jewelry. Avoid wearing jewelry when cleaning, gardening, playing sports, etc.

5. Jewelry is not meant to be worn at night. Always remove it before going to bed. Don't sleep wearing rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets, as they can scratch, deform or break.

6. Avoid hand sanitizers. These liquids contain aggressive chemicals that can eat away at precious metals, damage plated jewelry, and so many other materials. Allow the hand sanitizer liquid to dry completely on your skin before putting your jewelry back on.

7. Professional cleaning and care. We recommend that you take your fine jewelry to a professional jeweler at least once a year for a thorough cleaning.

Cleaning jewelry

1. Wipe with a soft chamois cloth. If you use steam, ultrasonic or liquid cleaners, first read the manufacturer's product description to make sure it's safe to use on gems and metal.

2. For more thorough cleaning. Prepare a soapy solution based on warm water and a drop or two of mild, non-detergent washing-up liquid. Using a soft baby toothbrush, very gently rub the soapy solution over the ring, helping to remove oils and other stubborn stains. Finally, pat dry with a soft chamois.

3. Do not use jewelry cleaning solutions as they may damage the gemstones as well as the enamel and plating.

4. Never steam clean your plated jewelry, and never use abrasive cloths or liquids to polish it.

Care for diamonds and gemstones

Diamonds are one of nature's hardest materials, which means they resist scratches better than any other gemstone.

1. It is recommended to avoid exposing them to high heat or extreme temperature changes to avoid altering the color or causing the stone to fracture.

2. To avoid scratching the stone. Store your precious jewelry separately in a soft cloth or padded box, away from other jewelry.

3. To maintain brilliance and remove grease. Gemstone jewelry should be cleaned with lukewarm, slightly soapy water and a tightly woven microfiber or soft chamois cloth. You can also take your pieces to a professional jeweler for a good cleaning.

4. Avoid: Ultrasonic cleaners, abrasive liquid cleaners, chemical cleaners or detergents.

Pearl care

Pearls are often handed down as a precious family heirloom. If you want your stones to last long enough to become a family heirloom, follow these tips.

1. Keep them away from abrasive surfaces and any sharp objects or jewelry that could scratch or scuff them.

2. Never clean beads with steam or ultrasonic cleaners. Both methods can damage the outer layer of the pearl.

3. Do not use hand sanitizers on your pearl jewelry to avoid damaging the surface.

4. After each wear, wipe your pearls with a soft cloth. This will prevent any build-up of oils or other substances.

5. Clean with a damp cloth only if necessary. If your pearls are stained, you can clean them with a soft cloth and warm soapy water. Allow to dry completely before storing.

6. Pearls wear best in a damp environment, and frequent wear prevents them from drying out.

Gold and silver care

Over time, the surface of precious metals can become slightly dull, due to tiny micro-scratches on the surface, and this is perfectly normal. We recommend that you have your jewelry professionally polished from time to time, but no more than once a year, as this removes a thin layer of metal each time.

1. Gold. Professional cleaning is recommended at least once a year, but you can also maintain it yourself at home using a soft cloth and a non-abrasive gold cleaner.

2. Silver. Silver tarnishes over time, but it's a natural phenomenon, so don't panic. Oxidation is a natural phenomenon that occurs on all silver-plated metals due to exposure to oxygen, sulfur, salt and even certain acids such as chlorine.

Care of plated jewelry

All plated surface treatments are delicate and must be worn with the utmost care to preserve the plating as long as possible.

1. Plated jewelry is not waterproof and must be kept dry at all times. Keep them away from all liquids, whether water or cosmetics.

2. Plated jewelry is not scratch-proof. Keep your plated jewelry away from abrasive surfaces and objects that can scratch it.

Storing jewelry

Jewelry should never be thrown in a drawer or on a chest of drawers, as this can damage or scratch it.

Store them safely in a jewelry box with a soft lining. Jewelry boxes with padded slots are ideal for rings. Fabric pouches are also a good compromise.