ELEMENT, MARINE and EARTH collections are very delicate and made from 925 sterling silver or 18k gold that are soft metals and become worn with use. This is true for all genuine jewellery. Depending on the degree of use, it is recommended that your jewellery be inspected at least once a year by a goldsmith. Following these simple guidelines should preserve your jewellery for generations.
You should treat your jewellery like any other wardrobe item. There’s a lot you can do to maintain your pieces in good condition.
- Keep your jewellery stored in a protective jewellery box or in its packaging away from natural sunlight and heat.
- Sometimes jewellery tarnishes when it’s not worn. You can gently clean your piece with a soft cloth or special polishing cloth for silver and gold. However, it will not remove scratches.
- It is generally a bad idea to store your jewellery in the bathroom as the moisture will speed up oxidation.
- Remove you piece when doing housework, at the beach, in the sauna, pool or while bathing or showering.
- Chlorine, detergents, oils, moisturizers, perfumes, make-up and hairspray can all cause tarnishing and damage.
- Avoid impact with hard surfaces as much as possible.
- Coil chains gently to prevent damage in storage.
- Don’t yank or pull chains.
Cultured pearl care
Fine cultured pearls are resilient and meant to be worn, but they are also delicate and require proper care. Remember that pearls are tiny natural miracles – grown from living organisms. Use the following guidelines to enjoy your pearl jewellery.
- Chemicals like perfume, vinegar, and lemon juice easily damage pearls and should not come in contact with them.
- It’s also best to avoid direct sunlight or high temperatures, because the heat can turn pearls brown.
- After wearing pearls wipe them off with a soft cloth, which may be dry or damp.
- It is best to follow the old adage “pearls should be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off.”
Natural silk care
Simona Samojauskaite Jewellery natural silk brancelets and chokers are made from the finest silk quality. Silk is a natural product and must be treated accordingly. A silk bracelet and chokers must be treated gently and with care.
- Natural silk jewellery are fragile and more receptive to dirt and smudges than other materials.
- Daily use may cause wear to the silk fabric – just as it would do to any other silk product.
- Exposing the silk to water, oils, lotions, perfume, detergents etc. may change the appearance of the silk drastically.
- The surface may fade, and the texture of the silk material risks becoming too supple.
Facts about diamonds
When talking about diamonds, there are four topics you need to become familiar with: Colour, Cut, Carat and Clarity.
Diamonds come naturally in every color of the rainbow, but the white diamond is the most notorious and valuable. Black diamonds are not graded. They only have the carat, which is referring to the weight. The black diamonds are always colour treated. White diamonds are always graded. The colour G/H is the grading for the white diamonds used in Simona Samojauskaite Jewellery, which is considered a very good quality.
Cut refers to the shape and cutting method of a diamond. The brilliant cut is used for Simona Samojauskaite Jewellery. A brilliant cut will be round and it means the diamond has a very specific cut to enhance the reflective shine in it.
This is the weight of a diamond, measured in carats. As the carat weight of a diamond increases, so does its rarity and therefore its price. The diamonds used in Simona Samojauskaite Jewellery collection vary from 1 mm to 3 mm. Other diamond measurement can be customised. Remember, that for all Simona Samojauskaite Jewellery the total Carat weight refers to all diamonds in a piece of jewellery, this is normal for the jewellery industry.
Clarity refers to the tiny, natural imperfections that are present in all but the rarest diamonds. These can be big or so small that they cannot be seen with the human eye. Simona Samojauskaite Jewellery uses the quality called SI – which means Slightly Included. This means that, there is a tiny inclusions inside the diamond, but you won’t be able to see it unless you use a 10x magnifying glass.
Simona Samojauskaite Jewellery hopes that you’ll find these guidelines helpful and if you have any further questions don’t hesitate to contact us via email email@example.com .