Instrucciones de Cuidado
Just like you, our beautiful jewellery does need to be looked after. We have compiled a list of hints and tips for you on how to care for your I/A Atelier jewellery, so it will look as lovely as the day you received it. We have customers who continue to enjoy wearing their I/A Atelier jewellery after owning it for many years!
We recommend that customers remove jewelry before going to bed or participating in physical activity. Exposure to certain harsh chemicals or environments will result in compromising the integrity of your jewelry.
This includes, but is not limited to the following: perspiration, perfumes, cleaning agents, chlorine, salt water, and silver polish.
Cleaning Your Jewelry
Pour a small amount of mild soap into lukewarm water and use a small, soft toothbrush to clean your jewelry. Toothbrushes are ideal for cleaning jewelry with intricate details, which can otherwise be difficult to clean. If the dirt is hard to remove, soak the jewelry in clean water.
A silver-polishing cloth is a great tool to make your sterling silver jewelry shine again if the pieces have become dull. However, it will not remove scratches. Silver-polishing cloths may be purchased from our Shop or your local goldsmith.
Your authorized illariyArt retailer is happy to offer jewelry cleaning services tailored especially for your I/A Atelier products.
Storing Your Jewelry
Jewelry should be stored away from natural sunlight and heat, in a protective (lined) jewelry box or a tarnish-resistant pouch. It can also be stored in a plastic zip lock bag made of Mylar or polyethylene. Never use polyvinyl plastic bags, such as trash can liners as they contain sulfur compounds, or rubber containers which willmake sterling silver tarnish faster and possibly turn black. Do not store your jewelry in the bathroom.
Please note that our gift boxes are not made for long-term storage as they are not airtight and tarnishing will occur over time.
Annual Service Gold and silver are soft metals and become worn with use. This is true for all genuine jewelry. Depending on the degree of use, it is recommended that your jewelry be inspected at least once a year by a goldsmith. You can contact us for that. In particular, it is important that clasps, mounts, and soldering are checked.