HOW TO CARE FOR MY JEWELRY
It’s important to me to offer jewelry that’s easy to wear and long-lasting, but if you want to keep your jewelry in its original condition for as long as possible, it’s essential to look after it with care.
Here’s some advice on what to avoid and what to look out for.
Beware of shocks and rubbing with objects that could scratch the jewel.
When you’re not wearing it, store it separately from your other jewelry (ideally in the box you received when you bought it).
Avoid dropping on hard surfaces (tiles, etc.). Jewelry made of wood or acrylic is particularly at risk.
Start by putting on your perfume, wait 10 to 15 minutes, then put on your jewelry. Jewelry in general does not like chemical products.
Remove it before any housework or gardening.
Don’t swim with your jewelry in the pool or sea.
Avoid getting water on jewelry made of wood.
Avoid sleeping with your jewelry.
Store your jewelry in a dry, airtight place (the bathroom is not the ideal place to store your jewelry).
Brass, copper and silver
These 3 metals oxidize over time. Plating can stop the oxidation (for a time only), but I’ve chosen to use them naturally in my jewelry. You can restore their shine by scrubbing them with a used (soft) toothbrush and toothpaste. Rinse and dry with a microfiber cloth. Oxidation is most rapid and visible on copper. It seems that oxidation is less visible on jewels that are worn frequently; in fact, they will be naturally “polished” by friction. This is particularly true of rings.
The wood in my jewelry has been treated with a special contact oil to protect it. Despite this protection, wood is a fragile material. You must therefore avoid hits and be careful not to place other objects on the wood, which could cause scratches. (Store jewelry containing wood in a separate pocket from your other jewelry). Wood doesn’t require any special care, but for earrings, you may want to use a little make-up remover lotion on a microfiber cloth to remove any traces of foundation.
Acrylic, resin and polymer clay
These materials require no special care. Simply clean with soap and a soft toothbrush if you notice any stains.