Jewellery care & maintenance
Jewellery care and maintenance
Our jewellery is made of 14 carat gold 585 / – and Argentium silver silver 925 / -.
The jewellery is intended for both everyday use and festive occasions. That said, it is important to keep in mind that all jewellery is fragile to some degree and therefore needs care and maintenance over time. Thin chains are obviously more fragile than thick chains, and they can risk breaking if they get a hard jerk (or many small ones). However, they do not break automatically by themselves. A broken chain can easily be repaired, but it is NOT a complaint.
Avoid jerking or pulling on chains. It is recommended that jewellery with chains is stored in such a way that they do not become tangled and thereby damaged.
Gold-plated and black rhodinated jewellery
The color of jewellery that has been surface treated, fades over time, depending on how much they are used. The process is faster with jewellery, which is exposed to a lot of friction through contact with surfaces (eg rings and bracelets). The durability, of the rhodination and the gilding, respectively, also differentiates from person to person depending on the PH value in the skin. Most importantly, however, the durability depends on how well you take care of your jewellery.
Maintenance of surfaces
In the preparation of a piece of jewellery, you end up giving the metal a surface treatment. Depending on what look you want to achieve, you can, for example, choose to give the jewellery a glossy surface or a matte surface. Whichever surface you choose, the surface of a metal will wear over time. The glossy surfaces lose their luster and the matte surfaces are worn away.
Of course, you can choose to go to your jeweller for maintenance of the metal surface, but far down the road you can do it yourself with a few remedies.
You can maintain the shiny surfaces of your jewelry by polishing them with polishing agent (this does NOT apply to gold-plated and rhodinated jewellery). Jewellery with matte surfaces can be maintained with the rough side of an ordinary scouring sponge/cleaning sponge.
Gold-plated and oxidized jewellery can be sanded gently with a sanding cloth without polishing agent. The reason you need to be careful with gold-plated and oxidized jewelry is that you may end up sanding the surface finish off.
You should treat your jewellery like any other item in your wardrobe.
If you keep your jewellery on when you take a shower, wash up, clean, do gardening, etc. and/or never take them off, any surface treatment will wear off more quickly.
Again, just as your shoes occasionally need to be polished and soldered, your jewelry also needs maintenance, to stay beautiful. Your gold-plated jewellery may eventually need a new layer of gold, and it is also recommended that you occasionally check the locking mechanisms/locks on your jewellery to make sure that they have not become loose (this mainly applies to carabiner locks and spring rings).
Jewellery is composed of small or large solders, and must generally be treated with care, despite the hardness of the metals.