Jewellery Care

Jewellery Care

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Every piece of jewellery you acquire becomes a part of you. We want to ensure that you enjoy this part and that it adds even more luster and beauty to your life with each passing day. When you follow our tips, your jewellery will become eternal treasures to be passed down from generation to generation.

General jewellery care tips.

  • Try to avoid exposing your jewellery to alkalis and their solutions and aggressive detergents, especially those containing chlorine and iodine.
  • Try to prevent the jewellery from coming into contact with acetone, alcohol, nail polish remover, perfumes and similar substances. It is important to realise that some liquids act not only on contact and immersion, but are also aggressive in vapour form.
  • We recommend removing your jewellery at night, during sports activities and while you do housework to avoid their deformation.
  • It is also a good idea to remove your jewellery when taking a bath, a sauna, while tanning and during massage.
  • Between wearings we recommend that you store your jewellry in its original case or pouch. When traveling it is recommended to put jewelry in a protected area where it cannot be crushed or scratched.
  • The easiest and safest way to take care of jewellery is to use special cleaning products (bath, sprays, wipes) intended for the care of all kinds of jewellery.
  • When heavy cleaning is necessary, entrust this care to a professional jeweller.

Caring for Miriam Salat jewellery from fashion jewellery epoxide resin.

  • Resin is a delicate material and should be treated like a real gemstone.
  • Please note: do not use an abrasive cloth to clean the resin, a soft damp cloth can be used to maintain the dust and daily wear that may cling to the resin.
  • Sterling silver is rhodium plated, so it should not tarnish, a silver polishing cloth will be sufficient. Sterling silver has a tendency to tarnish more rapidly when exposed to chlorine, bleach, salty air, and products containing sulfur. Some sterling silver dipping polishes contain harsh chemicals that will damage the resin.

Caring for silver jewellery.

  • A soft thick cloth should be used to clean silver jewellery (microfiber and flannel are ideal).
  • Black tarnish can be simply removed by washing the product in warm soapy water or by cleaning it with a soft cloth dipped in a solution of ammonia mixed with chalk (tooth powder); afterwards, rinse the jewellery with warm water and wipe dry. Use a silver cleaner for heavier tarnishing or articles requiring more thorough cleaning.
  • Jewellery with a black decorative finish should not be cleaned with liquids. Wiping them with a soft cloth should suffice.
  • Rhodium products are best cleaned with a soft cloth.
  • After each cleaning, washing or rinsing, the product must wiped dry with a soft cloth.

Caring for gold jewelry without stones.

To restore the luster of gold jewellery without stones, we recommend washing the piece in a soapy solution with added ammonia (5-10 drops per glass of water). Rinse in clean warm water and dry with a soft cloth.

Caring for jewellery with natural stones.

Jewellery with stones that has faded and lost its shine should be properly cleaned.

  • Jewellery with topaz, beryl, amethyst, aquamarine, citrine, chrysolite, garnet, tourmaline or chrysoprase should be cleaned in the following manner: wash in a solution with ammonia (5-10 drops of ammonia per glass of water), or soak in a warm cleaning agent solution for several hours. Rinse and wipe dry.
  • Products with ‘live’ semi-precious stones such as natural turquoise, coral, pearl, mother-of-pearl, malachite, opal and amber require special care. Cosmetics, perfumes and sunlight can cause abrupt changes in the colour of these stones and they should therefore be stored far from sources of heat and light. To clean jewellery with these stones, we recommend washing it in a solution of ethyl alcohol with water (1:1). Amber should then be wiped dry with a flannel cloth, and add a small drop of olive oil on pearls to prevent cracks; dry the other stones with a cloth soaked in ethyl alcohol. Pearl necklaces must not be stored in a hanging position. Pearls must not be cleaned with soda, ether or sulphates. We recommend cleaning jewellery with beads by washing it in clean cold water and drying it with a chamois or flannel cloth. Products with natural turquoise should not be washed, as moisture damages these stones. Turquoise is a highly hygroscopic material and the effects of water can change the colour of the stone. Products with turquoise should be cleaned with a chamois, flannel or wool cloth.
  • Diamond jewellery should be cleaned every two months because diamonds actively attract dirt, especially fats. Particles of skin, skin secretions, cosmetics and ordinary dust collect on diamonds. Diamond jewellery should be cleaned in the following way.. Place the jewellery in a container made of heat-resistant glass or enamel; pour in water with dissolved household or baby soap and add a few drops of ammonia. Boil gently for 10 minutes. Rinse with clean water and dry with a hairdryer.
  • Products with emeralds, rubies and sapphires can be cleaned in a solution of water with ammonia (5-10 drops of ammonia per glass of water). Rinse and dry.