tips Jewelry

Conseils d'entretien bijoux
Your jewels are, by the materials and stones that compose them, precious objects, fragile, which must be reserved special treatments to preserve their beauty and brilliance.


  • The clasp must not be removed too easily, there must be no play. If you have safety eight, they must ensure their additional safety role. For your earrings, strollers or "Alpa" systems must grip the stem.
  • Concerning the stones set shake the jewel near your ear: if you hear a slight rattle, it is the proof that one or several stones are badly maintained. You can also pass a soft cloth on these. If they hang, it probably means that the claws have moved.
  • Cosmetics can alter the metal but also the stones, mainly the organic gemstones (pearls, coral ...), ornamental gemstones (lapis lazuli, turquoises ...), as well as emeralds: make sure to make up and perfume before putting on your jewelry.
  • Avoid subjecting your stones to thermal shocks, or near a source of heat. Similarly, contact with maintenance products (mostly gold-damaging mercury) should be avoided: consider removing them or putting on gloves during your household chores.
  • Be sure to remove your jewelry before going to the beach or when practicing sports, gardening, crafts, especially for the most fragile stones.
Should you encounter any of the above problems, we strongly advise you to bring your jewelry.

Care tips

  • To clean your diamonds, you can soak them in 90 ° alcohol: in addition to drying quickly, the alcohol leaves no traces.
  • To clean your jewelery in gold, platinum, diamonds, sapphires and rubies, use a soft bristled toothbrush, dishwashing liquid (not soap) and warm water in a container to restore shine .
  • Every two to five years or so, offer a polish to your jewelry, especially to your rings that are most exposed to friction and shock. By removing superficial stripes, your jewelery will find a new look. For jewelery in white gold or platinum, it is possible to rhody them to make them white.

Storage Tips

  • Protect your jewelry by placing it in separate storage or in bags to avoid contact with other parts.
  • The diamond is the hardest stone, it can only be scratched by another diamond. For this reason, be sure to separate your jewelry with diamonds from any other jewelry.

Emerald Care

  • The inclusions in the emerald make it a relatively fragile stone, sensitive to shocks and sudden temperature changes, take the utmost care!
  • Emeralds are oiled to improve their appearance and durability. Dropping them in hot water or any other cleansing solution could remove this natural treatment and dry out the emerald. Similarly, we advise you not to leave an emerald in full sun.
  • The easiest way to clean an emerald is to use a damp cloth.

Bead Care

Pearls are living organisms that demand vigilance and care.
  • They must not come into contact with chemicals. Perfumes, cosmetics and lacquers must be used before you adorn your beads.
  • Remove any jewelery adorned with pearls when bathing or showering.
  • Beads should not be near a source of heat or in direct sunlight as they may dry out.
  • If a pearl is stained, a soft cloth should be enough to remove the stain. If you can not, you can wash them in water with a soft gel soap, then finish with a soft cloth. Finally, let them dry flat on a damp towel: once the towel dry, the beads should be too. Be careful not to wear your pearls as long as the silk thread is not dry, otherwise it will relax.
  • If you wear your pearl necklaces and bracelets frequently, threading every year is necessary.
  • Ideally, you should store your pearls in their case or in a cloth pouch.
Finally, be aware that according to the PH of your skin, you tend to "wear" the surface of your pearls more quickly, and that, unlike legend, pearls do not die when they are not worn but When they are too much.

Diamond Care

The diamond is the hardest stone, ranked 10 (the maximum) on the Mohs scale. Only one diamond can scratch another diamond.
MOHS Hardness Scale Reference
1 talc Friable with the nail
2 gypsum Striped by the nail 2,5 nail
3 Calcite Striped by a copper piece 3,5 copper
4 fluorite Striped easily with a knife
5 apatite Striped easily with a knife 5,5 Iron
6 orthose Striped by a file, by the sand 6,5 glass
7 quartz Raye a glass 7 Steel
8 topaz Scratched by tungsten carbide
9 corindon Scratched by silicon carbide
10 Diamond Striped by another diamond only
  • Separate your diamonds from your other jewelery, which includes other diamonds! Thus, you will preserve both the metal and the other stones from any scratches.
  • The diamond should not be subjected to excessive shocks, which if they encounter a cleavage plan, could split your diamond in two ... In addition, if the diamond itself fears little, the metal , More tender, can get damaged, and the claws that hold your stones no longer play their part: think to have your crimp check regularly!
  • The diamond attracts all the fatty substances, to preserve their beautiful adamantine brilliance equip yourself with a toothbrush with soft bristles, dishwashing liquid and warm water. Begin by checking the setting and then, with the brush, rub your stone by insisting on the non-visible part of your jewelry, where dust, soap, tartar and many other things stick.
  • If the seam makes access to stones difficult, plunge your jewelry embellished with diamonds (only) into boiling water containing a little dishwashing liquid. As a last resort, the professionals have an ultrasound device that will dislodge the last impurities. The alcohol at 90 ° will finally give a beautiful shine to your diamonds. You can soak your diamond jewelry without risk.