WARRANTY AND CARE
Guarantee and Care
The Warranty covers manufacturing damage up to 2 years from the date of original purchase.
Please keep your order confirmation/invoice or hand it to the gift recipient as it serves as original proof of purchase.
We specify that this guarantee covers any manufacturing defects and not wear and tear dictated by time, oxidation, any improper use of the object, attempted repairs or negligence .
Only pure silver is used, one of the most beautiful and shining metals. With proper care, silver will retain its beauty and character for many generations.
The pink and black rhodium plating is guaranteed for 6 months and is naturally subject to fading due to skin acidity, perspiration and salinization.
What is rhodium plating
As the word indicates, rhodium plating is a process that is used for jewelry and uses a particular metal called rhodium. It is a rare, white, very resistant metal. It is often used in alloys with platinum to increase the hardness of that metal. Rhodium is not only very strong, but it is also used to make other metals shinier. However, it is very expensive: its price exceeds that of platinum and gold.
Jewelery rhodium plating consists of covering the jewel with a thin layer of rhodium. The minimum thickness of the layer is 0.1 micron, the maximum 25 micron. Rhodium is often used to make white gold and, more rarely, silver shiny: it is, in fact, a fairly expensive process. The method for rhodium plating a jewel is similar to that used for gold plating: it is a galvanic process. In practice, electricity is used and a bath in which rhodium microparticles are found, which cover the metal of the jewel with a very thin layer. The result is a much shinier metal.
Why is rhodium plating used?
Rhodium plating is used to make the jewel shiny, but also because it protects the metal from corrosion and wear, and preserves the original appearance. Finally, rhodium is also usually tolerated by people who are allergic to, for example, nickel which was often used in alloys with gold in the past. The rhodium coating prevents the skin from touching the metal of the jewel. Of course, provided you are not allergic to rhodium…
How to store rhodium plating
As we have written, the rhodium plating process consists of covering the metal with a thin film of rhodium. Rhodium is a strong metal, sure, but everything wears out over time. To keep the rhodium plating longer, and therefore to maintain the shine of the jewel, care must be taken not to rub the metal against objects that could scratch it. It is also not recommended to clean the metal with aggressive cleaning agents. Better a very soft cloth and plain water, or a toothbrush, provided it doesn't have hard bristles.
The First Rule for Silver Care
Silver tarnishes, especially when exposed to salty air and sulfur-containing products, such as rubber bands and some types of paper. However, silver that is used regularly usually requires less care, so it is highly recommended that you use or wear silver every day.
Washing the Silver
Silver tarnishes, especially when exposed to salty air and sulfur-containing products, such as rubber bands and some types of paper.
To begin with, apply the product with a soft cloth or sponge. Rub each piece gently, but firmly, lengthwise, with linear and regular movements. For decorations and borders, you can use a small brush (such as a toothbrush with natural bristles). Wash in soapy water, taking care to remove all the product. Rinse well in warm water, dry thoroughly and polish with a soft cloth.
Use a quality branded product. Dipping liquids that contain aggressive chemicals should be avoided. Electrolytic cleaning (aluminum foil, salt and bicarbonate in aqueous solution) is not recommended.
The "oxidized" effect is the intentional blackening of the fissures in the decorations of a silver object, to make the details stand out more. Care must be taken not to remove this finish with excessive cleaning and polishing.