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Usage and Maintenance RecommendationsUpdated a year ago

How to maintain and clean my jewelry?

Jewelry is delicate and requires special attention. To ensure their longevity and shine, here are some tips:

  • Avoid wearing your jewelry while doing household chores, such as washing dishes. Chemicals can damage the plating.
  • Remove your jewelry before showering. Water and soap can dull the shine of the gold plating.
  • Store your jewelry in their original packaging when not worn. This will protect them from scratches and other damage.
  • Avoid wearing your jewelry when swimming in salt or chlorinated water, which can be particularly corrosive to the gold plating.
  • Be aware that sweat can also deteriorate gold plating. It is therefore advisable to remove your jewelry before any intense physical activity.
  • Regularly clean your gold-plated jewelry. Use a soft cloth and avoid harsh chemicals.

By following these tips, you should be able to enjoy your gold-plated jewelry for many years.

Do not use:

  • Hard-bristle toothbrushes
  • Abrasive sponges
  • Very acidic products (or else with lots of water)
  • Powdered products, even baking soda, if it is not dissolved
  • Silverware products and other chemicals.
  • We recommend avoiding any too intensive cleaning, which could deteriorate the plating.

Have your jewelry tarnished?

Soak your jewelry for about an hour in a bowl filled with warm water and grated Marseille soap. Rinse with clear water and then gently wipe it with a soft cloth.

Do you want to remove stains?

  • Apply a paste made of vinegar, flour, and salt in more or less equal proportions.
  • Gently rub the stain with a cotton swab soaked in slightly diluted lemon juice. Immediately after removing the stain, rinse with a cloth soaked in mineral water.
  • Wipe with a microfiber cloth.
  • Spread with your fingertips without rubbing too hard (like a massage), then rinse.

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