Our jewelry care guide

April 04, 2019

Jewelery maintenance guide

You have found the stone ring, the necklace, the pearl necklace or the earrings of your dreams and you would like to keep them as long as possible. Obviously, costume jewelry is not eternal but here you can find a guide to keep your jewelry shine and shine for years ...

  • Always store your jewelry individually, preferably in a box or pouch, so that they do not rub, scratch or entangle. Special care must be taken to ensure that they do not hit each other when stored.
Toi et moi ring, pearl and glass Cancun - Boks & baum Large cabochon ring in pink jade, silver and art deco marcasites

  • Do not forget to close your chains to prevent them getting tangled. It is important to avoid extreme moisture or heat, as they may tarnish your jewelry. Your gold vermeil and silver jewels should be kept in a dark, cool and dry place.
Round jade and marcasite pendant - Metron Ring ring art deco silver and marcasites

  • With time and wear, 925 silver naturally oxidizes and ends up tarnishing. Storing silver jewelry in a sealed plastic bag or in an airtight box when not worn will prevent air from entering and oxidizing your jewelry.

However, it is always better to opt for rhodium silver jewelry, like those of our creator Isabelle Michel. Rhodium protects silver from exposure and helps reduce tarnish in the long run.

Oval art deco onyx ring in silver and marcasites Long silver earrings Gearing XL - Isabelle Michel

  • In addition, porous gems should not be worn at the beach or in other hot and extreme environments.
  • Carefully clean your jewelry with a chamois leather or a soft, non-abrasive, lint-free cloth; it helps maintain or restore shine to your jewelry. If necessary, you can use a mild dishwashing liquid with warm water and a soft toothbrush, then rinse with clear water and dry with a soft cloth.
Jade art deco ring decorated with silver and marcasites metron Diamond ring 0,10 ct - Paola Zovar

  • Avoid using polishing cleaners or abrasive jewelry cleaners as they contain harsh chemicals and can destroy your jewelry over time. We do not recommend the use of jewelry polishing cloths that have been treated with cleaners or polishes.
Gold Diamond Independence Ring - Paola zovar Toi et moi ring, pearl and glass Cancun - Boks & baum

  • Always remember that your jewelry must be the last thing you put and the first thing you take out. Your jewelry is particularly sensitive to the damage caused by chemicals in the perfume, hairspray, makeup, nail polish remover, body oils, sun lotion and deodorant.

Twisted gold plated necklace - Editions LESSisRARE Bijoux Pretty Diamond and Gold Engraved Wedding Ring - Paola zovar

  • Do not expose your jewelry to direct sunlight as prolonged exposure to sunlight can cause the discoloration of many precious stones and the loss of their color ... Amethyst, pink quartz, chalcedony and Smoky quartz are just some of the gems that can become paler in the sunlight.
ring-art-deco-amethyste Grand Regard gold ring with interchangeable stone - Paola zovar

  • Avoid bathing or showering when wearing gold-plated or silver jewelery, and remove rings when washing your hands. Chlorine, salt water and even fresh water can damage precious metals and gemstones by tarnishing or eroding them. Gold and silver are particularly sensitive to chlorine damage, which can permanently damage or discolor it.
Gold Small Diamond Look Ring - Paola zovar Silver and marcasite ring

  • Soapy water during bathing and showering can also leave a thin film, which makes the metal dull. Some stones can also be very porous (such as turquoise and lapis lazuli), so do not leave this kind of stones immersed in the water for too long.
Turquoise and marcasite earrings - Metron Large lapis lazuli ring in silver and art deco marcasites

  • Liquids and oils can seep into precious stones, causing permanent discoloration and damage.
Large onyx cabochon ring, silver and marcasites art deco style Art deco earrings in lapis lazuli, marcasites and silver - Metron

  • If you are allergic to gold-plated earrings, or if you have an itchy or itchy rash by wearing them, try putting some clear nail polish on the stroller clasp. When it finally fades, just reapply it. Our creator Bernard Delettrez systematically applies a varnish on his bronze jewelry to protect jewelry and skin. The creations of Boks & baum are metal covered with silk and cotton, which allows them to be worn by all without any risk of allergies.
  • It is important to remove your jewelry before playing sports and also before sleeping.

Follow these tips to keep your jewelry always as beautiful and bright as the first day!


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