A summary with the most important ideas:
Here are some helpful tips on how to care for and maintain your jewelry.
2) To take care of your jewelery pieces, do not wear them to the gym or when you do any other activity in which you are going to sweat. Sweat discolors the piece and leaves it dull.
3) Do not put on necklaces, chains, or earrings immediately after applying cream or perfume; Let the cosmetic product dry first. Similarly, never perfume yourself with jewelry on.
4) At home, keep them in a drawer, in individual bags or boxes. It is about not giving them light and air so that they do not rust, and that they are not in contact with other metal parts.
5) To clean them, periodically wipe it with a cotton or felt cloth, simply rubbing.
CONSERVATION OF SILVER AND GOLD-PLATED SILVER JEWELRY
All the gold and silver items in our collection have been treated with processes that help prevent loss of shine, but it is still important that you follow the care instructions we suggest.
Your jewelry can lose its shine over time when exposed to the open air. Loss of shine or tarnish is a natural process. Keep in mind that gold-plated sterling silver jewelry CANNOT get wet.
We recommend removing any jewelry before going to sleep, showering or before participating in any physical activity. Exposure to certain chemicals or environments can compromise the integrity of your silver or gold-plated silver jewelry. This includes, but is not limited to: perspiration (sweat), perfumes / colognes, cleaning products, bleach, salt water and silver polishes, etc.
CLEANING YOUR JEWELRY
Mix some soap with semi-hot water and scrub the item with a soft toothbrush. Toothbrushes are ideal for cleaning jewelry that has hard-to-reach corners. If the dirt persists, do the same process in clean water. Important: gold-plated pieces require extra care. Intense scrubbing can lead to bath loss, so it is important to do it gently to avoid bath wear. A specific silver polishing cloth is a great tool to make your jewelry shine again in case it has blackened over time. However, this technique will not remove any scratches or bumps that the part may have.
HOW TO STORE YOUR JEWELRY
Your jewelry should always be stored away from any exposure to sunlight and away from hot places, ideally in a padded jewelry box or in a tarnish resistant bag.
They can also be stored in individual plastic bags (polyethylene) with hermetic closure. Never use rubber containers, as they will cause an accelerated tarnishing of the pieces and will probably cause them to blacken, in the case of the non-bathed ones, they will be cleaned and will remain as the first day.
Under no circumstances should you store your gold-plated sterling silver jewelry in a bathroom or in damp places. Please note that Molto Amore boxes are not designed to keep items in perfect condition for long periods of time, as they are not airtight containers and discoloration may eventually appear with lack of use. Yes, you can keep them in the black bags since they are optimal for the necessary conditions of the jewelry.
Molto Amore does not guarantee that the gold plating of our models will last forever. Gold-plated pieces are, by default, more fragile and susceptible to discoloration over time. The speed at which this color disappears depends on multiple factors such as the use of chemical products on the skin, the level of body sweating or even the same level of Ph of the skin of each person. For this reason, it is especially important to take proper care of your gold-plated jewelry.