Caring For Your New Piece Of Jewellery
As most AUTORE MODA jewellery is detailed with South Sea pearls, which are delicate and organic gemstone, our pieces require special care to ensure their longevity. We recommend the following advice to keep your pearls, and your jewellery, in the best condition.
Jewellery Care and Cleaning
Whilst wearing your new piece of AUTORE MODA jewellery, it is important to take care and consideration of all contact the piece may make. We recommend that you remove your piece of jewellery prior to any activities which will result in it getting wet including swimming, showering or exercising.
Depending on the design aesthetic, AUTORE MODA uses a variety of metals in the jewellery including Sterling Silver, 18k Gold Vermeil and 9k Solid Gold which require regular cleaning.
AUTORE MODA recommends you gently wipe down your jewellery with a damp cloth from time to time to prevent damage from perspiration, oils, toxins or dirt to the pearl or plating of the jewellery.
For AUTORE MODA baby bracelet safety disclaimer, please see here.
Pearl Care and Storage
It is important to clean and store your pearls correctly to ensure they keep their lustre. As they are grown by a living organism, each pearl is slightly different from the next, with beautiful and unique qualities.
It is recommended to store your pearls separately to prevent other jewellery items from scratching the pearls surface.
The packaging has been designed especially for pearls and it is recommended you store your AUTORE MODA jewellery in the original box or pouch.
Things to Avoid
Harsh chemicals such as perfume, hairspray, cosmetics and household cleaning agents which contain alcohol can be harmful to the pearl’s lustre and surface, and the plating of the jewellery.
AUTORE MODA recommends that you put your jewellery on last to avoid contact with these chemicals. If your piece of AUTORE MODA jewellery comes into contact with these chemicals, it is recommended to immediately wipe it down with a damp cloth.
Avoid cleaning your pearls with abrasive materials which may scratch the surface of your pearl or plated jewellery.
Over time, Sterling Silver will naturally tarnish, blacken or discolour as a result of every day wear and tear, and exposure to chemicals, acidity, moisture and sunlight.
Similarly, Gold Vermeil will naturally fade over time due to the same factors. Our Vermeil is made with a Sterling Silver base, and 3 micron 18k gold plating. If you notice your 18k Gold Vermeil piece of jewellery has faded in colour, please get it touch at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can re-plate your piece of jewellery for $120, including express return shipping. Alternatively you can drop off and pick up from our Flagship Boutique in Double Bay, Sydney and we can replate it for you for $100. The cost of this is based on the fact we have to remove the pearl from the piece, re-plate it with 3 micron 18k gold, and re-attach the pearl to piece.