Jewelery care – Lauriane Schmuckmanufaktur

Jewelery care

GENERAL JEWELERY CARE

Your jewelery should always be the last thing you put on when you dress up and the first thing you take off when you come home. Take off your jewelery while cleaning, working out, bathing or swimming in chlorinated or salt water.
In general, add your jewelery as a finishing touch, after makeup, hairspray and perfume.
A general clean from time to time will help to keep your beloved Lauriane jewelery looking beautiful.
Lauriane uses Sterling Silver and 24ct Yellow Gold Plated Silver throughout all the collections unless otherwise stated.

GOLD PLATED JEWELERY

Gold plated jewelery will wear off over time, however you can ensure that it lasts as long as possible taking extra care when wearing, storing and cleaning.
Please take care when handling gold plated jewelery to protect the layer of gold from excess wear and scratching. Although gold-plated jewelery will not tarnish over time like silver, the gold appearance may slightly fade depending on wear and exposure to chemicals and cosmetics.
Avoid wearing gold plated jewelery whilst showering, bathing or swimming. Chlorine, in particular, can permanently damage or discolour your gold plated jewellery.

STERLING SILVER JEWELERY

All Lauriane silver pieces are handcrafted using 925 Sterling Silver.
Store your silver jewelery in a clean, dry place away from direct sun exposure.
Skin and hair products such as body lotions, perfumes and creams can react adversely with jewelery causing precious metals to tarnish and/or erode. It is advisable to apply any cosmetic products in advance of putting on jewellery.

CLEANING YOUR JEWELERY

When cleaning, very gently wipe your gold plated jewelery with a soft polishing cloth. Do not scrub or rub as this can prematurely wear away the layer of gold.
Silver jewelery can be cleaned in warm soapy water. Please ensure that it is rinsed thoroughly and dried before storing to avoid it tarnishing. Alternatively you can polish your silver jewelery with a soft polishing cloth.
After each wear, it is recommended to wipe jewelery clean with a soft, dry, lint-free polishing cloth, to remove any make-up or natural skin oils.

PEARL CARE

Cosmetics, sun block, perfume and hairspray all contain chemicals that can dramatically dull the luster of a pearl. The natural acids contained in body oils and perspiration can also damage pearls in the same way. It is best to put your pearls at least 30 minutes after applying any personal care products, and to take your pearls off before getting ready for bed. A good rule of thumb to remember is that pearls should be the last things to put on and the first things to take off.

SIMPLE STEPS TO PROTECT YOUR PEARLS

Wiping the pearls with a damp, soft cloth after you wear them will ensure that they remain free of harmful build-up of compounds that may damage the nacre of your pearls. Pearls are best kept in a soft-lined jewelery box, just like our “eco LAURIANE box”. Never store your pearls in an airtight environment such as a zip lock bag. Pearls are organic and do contain trace amounts of water. Storing them in an airtight environment will cause them to become brittle and damage the luster.

In general, consider the following “rules of thumb” to keep your pearls pretty:
  • Wear your pearl jewelery regularly to avoid the mother of pearl layer drying out.

  • Avoid your pearls to come into contact with cosmetic products, perfume, hairspray, cleaning products or other chemicals.

  • Do not wear your pearl jewelery while taking a bath or shower or while swimming.

  • Do not wear your pearl jewelery during activities which will cause perspiring.

  • Clean your pearls after wearing them. Simply wipe with a soft cloth to remove any skin oils or dirt. A drop of olive oil on the cloth can be used to help maintain the shimmer and shine.

  • Store your pearls in a separate jewelery box to avoid scratching by other pieces of jewellery