TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUR JEWELRY ..and get them inspected regularly
Like anything else it is a good idea to get the jewelry checked and cleaned so they remain beautiful and do not loose any stones or pearls. It is important to take good care of your jewelry so you can enjoy them for many years. Having said this, always take your jewelry off when you sleep, exercise, train, perform hard work, bathing and other things that can cause wear and tear on your jewelry. Please ask us about your jewelry, so we can tell you how to wear and take care of your specific jewelry in the best way. We make jewelry for any occasion, therefore we have both everyday jewelry and jewelry for special use. Let us know what kind of jewelry you are looking for so we have the opportunity to guide you to choose the right jewelry for you and your wishes and needs.
If your jewelry gets damages, please stop by the shop or send an email as soon as possible, stop wearing the jewelry and put it in the jewelry box. Together we will look at it and find a solution for repairing it. The warranty does not cover when errors and damage occur because of improper use, lack of maintenance or from normal wear and tear.
DIAMONDS Diamonds come from nature and their quality and durability vary greatly depending on the cut, shape and inclusions. Inclusions are fragile defects inside the stones which comes from the natural process for many millions of years ago . Therefore it is not impossible to break a diamond. It can happen to even a diamond in a really good quality. Therefore, it is important to inform that the old word “diamonds are forever” is a misleading one. Our white diamonds is in a very good quality called TW vvs and these diamonds are harder than gray, champagne and black diamonds. You may accidentally break a diamond if it is hit very unfortunate on the fragile place of the stone. If this is the case, we often can replace the diamond with a new that most closely resembles the old one. This is at the customer’s expense. It is always a good idea to have the stones checked ones in a while to be sure the stones sits as they should in the jewelry, so there is less risk of a stone falling out. A stone can be more prone to damages depending of the stone setting, the materiale and the use of the jewelry. Therefor let us know what kind of ring you are looking for and we will recommend what kind of ring that suits the kind of use that you want.
PEARLS Pearls are like “living jewelry” and therefore soap, deodorant, hair-spray and perfume are pearls worst enemies. You should always put on the pearl jewelry as the last thing. The best way to keep the pearls shinning is to wear them as often as possible. When you are not wearing them the pearls have to be by themself in a soft bag, so you avoid getting the pearls scratched. If your pearls are glued in a pendant, a ring or in earrings, it is very important to avoid contact with water in anyways. If the pearl are glued, it is also very important to have it glued again with new glue before the glue stops working. This depends of the use of the jewelry, but a good idea is to have this done within six months to a year, depending on use and need. You can checke it by trying to se if it gets loos by carefully pulling the pearl from the jewelry. Pearl necklaces / collier on a silk string can be fragile by time and therefore it is a good idea to have them checked and re-done with a new silk string ones in a while. If the space between the pearls gets bigger, it is probably time to have it re-done before the string breaks.
SILVER AND GOLD These jewelry materiales are good and strong materiales, but still very different materials. Silver is a soft material and gold is a hard material. Therefor gold is most often used for wedding rings and engagementrings as they need to be worn for many years. We also do rings in silver, which may well last for many years, they are just not as strong as gold rings. Same difference applies to other jewelry such as chains. Silver chains are much more likely to break than gold chains. Therefore, you should be extra careful with silver chains in both bracelets and necklaces. They are like a silk shirt, which easily can go a thread, so treat silver and thin gold chains with caution. Remember always to take your bracelets and necklaces off when you sleep, exercising hard work, bathing, because it will take hard on the chain links.
SURFACE TREATMENTS ON YOUR JEWELRY Surface treatments on both silver and gold jewelry are only surface treatments on your jewelry and they will change over time. Mostly on rings, because rings are most subject to wear and tear. Polished surfaces will be more matte and matte will be more shiny. Oxidized silver will also be worn of on the larger surfaces, but still be in the corners and make a shadow effect. This is the purpose of this oxidized treatment and gives a beautiful patina look. You can always come by and we can redo the oxidized treatment while you wait.
WORKSHOP AND REPAIRS We also do jewelry repairs in the shop and it is always better to get your jewelry repaired before you use it again. It can happen that The repair will be difficult or impossible to perform. For example, never wear a ring where a stone has fallen out, as it can be almost impossible to set a new stone if their is not enough materiale left. In the shop we can also do some jewelry changes and add stones in some of your jewelry.
Do you have any further questions feel free to ask in the shop, on mail or give a us a call.