A friendly hello from the Atelier Pedra team, and congratulations on your new jewelry!
Here are some helpful tips to keep your jewelry looking it's very best.
Atelier Pedra accepts returns within five days of purchase. Please ensure that items are unworn, unwashed, and undamaged. The damaged items will then be replaced if it was our fault.
All Pedra jewelry are carefully made and finished by hand, using our jeweler’s traditional skills.
Over time, dust, pollution, and daily wear conspire the brightness of the jewelry. To maintain its longevity, it needs to be treated properly.
Always store your jewelry in a cool, dry, safe place away from extreme heat, stream, and humidity. Remove your jewelry while you are applying perfume, lotion, and sunscreen.
Your jewelry should not be worn in the shower or swimming pools. A little contact of fresh water will not do any harm but it should not come into contact with any soaps or household chemicals.
JEWELRY CARE 101
Silver tarnishes quite quickly when it comes into contact with oxygen or sulfur. The best measure to prevent this is wearing your silver jewelry often. The oils in your skin help prevent tarnish. When storing your silver jewelry, use an airtight plastic bag and if you can, put in a piece of chalk or a silica gel - these will help prevent tarnish while you are not wearing your silver. If your silver is tarnished the best way to clean it is with a jewelry polishing cloth.There are also many viable home remedies for cleaning silver online. Just remember that silver is very soft so use something like a very soft baby toothbrush to avoid scratching.
Gold & Diamonds
Mix a small amount of mild dish detergent with warm water in a bowl. Put the jewelry into the bowl and let sit for a few minutes. Use a soft toothbrush to gently scrub the jewelry. Remove item from soapy water, rinse it and dry thoroughly with a soft polishing cloth. You can also use a polishing cloth for extra shine and to remove any tarnish. You can also bring your diamond rings to a reputable jeweler and ask if they can put your piece in their ultrasonic cleanser.
Brass & Bronze
Brass may darken with wear, depending on body chemistry. If you don't like the dark patina, try to avoid getting your brass jewelry wet. Alternatively, you may use a soft toothbrush and toothpaste to polish, or soak the piece in coca-cola for a few minutes.
Despite being rather sensitive beauties, pearls love being worn. They don't like being stored away and their intrinsic luster and glow will only improve when worn regularly. However, they do need proper care to last many many lifetimes. Pearls are more vulnerable to the chemicals found in cosmetics, hair spray, and perfume. And pearls do not like chlorine - neither in swimming pools or even regular showers. Do all your primping before you put your pearls on.
Please note that pearls should only be cleaned with a soft cloth moistened with water.