Maintenance tips from Castafiore
Cleaning with care
jewelry are delicate and precious pieces and must be treated with the utmost care. Antique jewelry are often more fragile, due to their thinness; they sometimes require more care and attention than new jewellery. Also, some jewelry items such as rings and bracelets are more subject to shocks and rubbing and therefore deserve a little more care.
We recommend cleaning your gold and silver jewelry at the end of the day, using a soft cloth to remove any fingerprints and grease that may accumulate. A chamois cloth is ideal for this. Once a week, we recommend a deeper cleaning: use half a cup of warm water with a few drops of liquid soap, and soak your jewellery for three minutes. Rinse thoroughly with clean water and wipe carefully.
Think about protecting
It is recommended that you remove your rings when washing your hands, as some metals are sensitive to moisture.
It is best to adorn yourself with your jewelry once you are prepared and perfumed, as the alcohol in the composition of your perfume can oxidise it. It will lose its shine!
Keeping the shine on
Remember to remove your jewelry before handling any household products, as some products may contain chemicals and dull the shine of your jewellery.
Remember to store your jewelry in separate pockets to avoid contact and scratches.
During the day, don't forget to take them off when you sleep and if you are doing sports, gardening or DIY. Indeed, the acidity due to perspiration can alter your jewelry.
Avoid water and sand
The beach or swimming pool is not recommended for your jewellery: the rubbing of the sand mats the surface of the jewellery and the highly chlorinated water can oxidise the metal.