Back to basics with the Valentina Pearl Studs. A classic accessory that simply can be worn with everything.
- 9k Solid Gold with South Sea Pearls
- Available in White and Yellow Gold
- 8mm South Sea pearls
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.
18k Gold Vermeil
Different to gold plating, vermeil is a thick gold-finished material which is a combination of Sterling Silver covered in a layer of 18k solid gold. Vermeil is popular due to its long-lasting wear, giving you the look and feel of solid gold jewellery without the price tag. Gold vermeil is the best quality material you can purchase if you do not wish to buy solid gold jewellery and is becoming increasingly popular as it is the perfect balance of quality and value. All AUTORE MODA pieces which are 18k Gold Vermeil have an 18k gold plating with a thickness of 3 microns.
For information on all materials used in AUTORE MODA jewellery, visit our materials page.
Online orders are processed Monday through Friday AEST, excluding public holidays. Once your order is ready, we ship all parcels within Australia via an Express Shipping Service with signature on delivery, tracking and insurance.
All orders within Australia are complimentary when you spend over $150. For orders under $150, a flat fee of $10 express shipping fee will be automatically added at checkout.
Orders outside Australia are shipped via a reliable Courier Service (DHL or Fedex) complimentary with orders over $400 AUD. Orders under $400 AUD is charged at a Flat Rate of $10 AUD and should arrive within 7-10 business days for regional areas. This does not include taxes, customs or duties which may apply in the destination country and will be payable by you.
We offer extended 30 Day returns for any products purchased on AUTORE MODA's online store. Sale items cannot be returned for a refund unless it is deemed (reasonably and in good faith by us) as faulty or defective. Please note, for in store orders, we do not offer refunds for change of mind. You can exchange your item within 30 days of purchase for another item or a credit note.