Jewelry Care

 

Forziani offers only the Original, Authentic and Brand New Products and we stand behind the Authenticity and Quality of each product sold, either in our store or on our website. 
 

 Jewelry Care

Sourced from all over the world, and created using the finest gemstones and precious metals, your Forziani jewelry requires a little care and attention to keep it looking its best. Dust, pollution and daily wear all conspire to cloud the brilliance of a gemstone and dull the surface of precious metals.

As with all fine things in life, you should take care to protect your jewelry and always store it in a covered jewelry box, taking care not to drop, bash or scratch.

ALWAYS remove your jewelry when applying perfume, lotions and potions, or even better, always put your jewelry on last when getting dressed.

 Care of Gold

Containing no oxides, gold is the only precious metal that will not tarnish. Having said this, it is a relatively soft metal and care should always be taken with your gold jewelry.

Generally, the higher the carat weight, the softer the metal; due to the alloys used in 9ct gold, it tends to be more resistant to scratching than 18ct or 24ct gold. This is why we recommend that you wear rings of a similar carat together, e.g. your wedding and engagement ring.

Gold should be cleaned regularly in order to maintain its beauty and patina. A soft, lint free cloth is an effective way to keep gold jewelry looking its best.

As a relatively delicate material, gold is particularly susceptible to damage from chlorine. Chlorine can permanently damage or discolor gold jewelry. For that reason, you should avoid wearing gold jewelry when using chlorine or bleach, or while in a pool or hot tub.

As with all fine things in life, you should take care to protect your jewelry and always store in a jewelry box, taking care not to drop, bash or scratch.

 Care of Sterling Silver

As with most precious metals, sterling silver tarnishes; having said this, it is less likely to happen as quickly if regularly worn.

Clean your silver jewelry in warm soapy water, ensuring that it is rinsed thoroughly and dried before storing. Alternatively polish your silver jewelry with a soft cloth.

Like gold, silver is susceptible to damage by chlorine and you should avoid wearing silver jewelry when using chlorine or bleach.

As with all fine things in life, you should take care to protect your jewelry and always store in a jewelry box, taking care not to drop, bash or scratch.

 Care of Gemstones

Gemstone hardness is based on a standard called the Mohs scale, where the higher the Mohs scale number, the harder the stone; conversely, the lower the Mohs scale number, the more susceptible the stone is to scratching, chipping, and breaking. It is important to consider this when cleaning, wearing and storing your gemstone jewelry.

The build-up of hand cream, finger prints and general dirt is common amongst your most loved jewelry, and can easily be cleaned. As a rule of thumb, gemstones at 7 and above on the Mohs scale can be cleaned with warm water, a touch of mild detergent and a soft brush. For gemstones less than 7, swap the soft brush for a soft cloth.

Many gemstones are also susceptible to damage by chemicals, water and even sunlight, where prolonged exposure to the latter may cause them to become paler. Examples include amethyst, ametrine, aquamarine, aventurine, beryl, citrine, kunzite, rose and smoky quartz.

Some gemstones such as opal, pearl and turquoise are fairly porous and should not be immersed in water for too long. Particular care should be taken when cleaning your emerald jewelry. A widespread practice is to treat emeralds with some form of fine oil in order to disguise the very frequent appearance of flaws. For this reason, emeralds should never be cleaned in an ultrasonic cleaning device; as such treatment will usually empty any flaws which reach the surface of the stone of any oil content, with a disastrous effect on appearance.

 Care of Pearls

A unique phenomenon in nature and indispensable to every jewelry box, we believe that pearls warrant the utmost care that they need. As an organic material, pearls are much softer than most other gemstones and can be easily scratched. A little help is at hand with our following list of do's and don'ts:

Do:

Do wear your pearls. As an organic material they react well to the natural oils in your skin and it is the best way to maintain their luster.

Do apply your make up and scent PRIOR to putting your pearl jewelry on.

Do put your pearls on last, and take them off first when undressing.

Do wipe your pearls with a soft cloth after wearing, and occasionally wipe clean with mild soapy water. Allow the pearls to dry before putting them away.

Do have your pearl necklace re-strung every few years; to prevent abrasion, most jewelers knot pearls on silk thread which wears in time.


Don't:

Do not store your pearls with other jewelry as they can easily be scratched when metal or gemstones rub against them.

Do not store pearls in plastic bags, always store in the box or silk pouch that they should be supplied with.

Do not clean your pearls in an ultrasonic cleaner; the vibrations can shatter them, especially if the nacre is thin or cracked.

Do not use chemical cleaners; especially those containing ammonia and bleach, as this will destroy their luster.

Do not expose to excessive heat; because they contain organic material and water, pearls can also crack if exposed to excessive dryness.

 Care of Diamonds

While diamonds are extremely hard, they can still suffer chips and fractures from sharp blows.

It is possible to scratch a diamond with a diamond, so please take care when wearing and storing your diamond jewelry.

As with all fine things in life, you should take care to protect your jewelry and always store in a jewelry box, taking care to store diamonds separate from each other.

Clean your diamonds with warm soapy liquid and a soft toothbrush, rinsing the stone and setting afterwards to ensure no soapy residue.

 

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