I care about your jewels
I care that the jewels I make have a long and brilliant life!
For this reason, if you need it, I can re-polish, re-gild and adjust the size of your jewellery
Veronica Altieri's creations are designed for everyday wear, but being precious items, they should be given some simple care.Normal daily use and external factors such as air humidity, temperature, pollution levels, contact with cosmetics, and skin perspiration can contribute to reducing the brilliance of silver surfaces and altering the original appearance of surface finishes towards darker and duller hues. The extent and speed of this phenomenon are unpredictable because they depend on various factors. To keep it under control, it's advisable to minimize the contact of silver jewelry with detergents, creams, perfumes, and water, especially pool water (chlorine) and thermal spring water (sulfur). In general, it's advisable to avoid direct contact with any alcohol-containing substances.
- Take care of GOLD Clean your jewelry with a sponge soaked in water and soap, then rinse them thoroughly and dry them with a chamois or microfiber cloth. For a deeper cleaning, dilute some baking soda in lukewarm water. Soak the jewelry for 10 minutes, scrub them with a soft brush, then rinse with warm clean water before polishing them with a chamois or a soft cloth.
- Take care of SILVER To clean your jewelry, prepare a solution of lukewarm water and soap with a bit of lemon juice, let them soak for ten minutes, gently brush them before rinsing with lukewarm water, and dry them with a chamois or a soft cloth. In case of stains, apply a mixture of diluted baking soda in a small amount of water, lemon juice, or toothpaste to a used soft brush, after gently scrubbing the jewelry, rinse it with clean water and dry it with a cloth. If stains persist, rub with a cloth dampened with a mixture of vinegar and ammonia. In case of black stains, soak the silver for 15 minutes in a mixture of hot water and vinegar. If the silver tarnishes, immerse the jewelry for a few minutes in a solution of coarse salt and hot water in an aluminum-lined bowl, then dry with a soft cloth.
- Take care of GOLD PLATED SILVER Gold plating is very delicate and should not come into contact with perfumes, cosmetics, or household detergents. Clean your jewelry using a sponge soaked in water with a little soap, rinse them thoroughly, and dry them with a chamois or microfiber cloth.
- Take care of BRONZE The Bronze fears humidity and reacts differently depending on the degree of acidity of the wearer’s skin; it can darken and leave a greenish halo on the skin. This is absolutely normal and is not harmful to the wearer. A thin veil of transparent enamel inside rings and bracelets can solve the problem of greenery. To clean bronze, you can use a jeweler's cloth, and to restore its shine, wash it with a toothbrush and dish soap. The important thing is to dry it thoroughly after washing to avoid streaks.
- Take care of GEMSTONE To clean gemstones, simply gently scrub them with a toothbrush and dish soap, rinse them, then dry them thoroughly and polish them with a jeweler's cloth or a microfiber cloth. For emeralds, the most delicate gemstone, avoid using soap, detergents, or even water. You can gently rub the stone with a jeweler's cloth or a microfiber cloth. PEARLS and OPALS should be rubbed with a cloth, to avoid damaging them, do not expose them directly to perfumes or hairsprays, and refrain from wearing them during antibiotic treatment. In case of dullness, wear the pearls against your skin to restore their luster.