Care for your Jewels

8 TIPS TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR JEWELRY

Here are the 8 most important tips to keep your jewels in perfect condition. Daily use is the main cause of wearing out jewelry.
It is very important to take special care of your jewelry in order to guarantee its perfect appearance.

01. Storage
To avoid scratching the jewels, we recommend you to keep them in the original boxes and avoid the contact with other jewels.

02. Gentle cleaning
You should clean your gold and silver jewelry with mild soap, a soft brush and warm water. After rinsing off the soap with lots of cold water and drying the piece carefully, your jewelry will look like new again.
Gold and silver can show signs of oxidation when they come into contact with air. This reaction can be accentuated as a result of contact with your skin Ph. Consequently, gold may take on a reddish tinge and silver a dark, yellowish shade. You can clean your jewelry, yourself easily by using a special soft cloth available at our store.

03. Diamonds and gemstones need special care
Avoid hitting them against hard surfaces or subjecting them to extreme temperature changes. The diamond Is indeed the hardest jewel, but it is nevertheless fragile; contrary to other gems, diamonds cannot be scratched, but they can break.
Rings and bracelets with diamonds and precious gemstones must be handled with special care, because the gems and the settings which hold them undergo continuous, daily use. Gems present characteristics which make them unique and extraordinary. The small variations and inclusions, the tiny
traces of other minerals which they may contain, make them exclusive.

04. Keep enemies at bay
Any noble metal is permanently damaged by mercury and therefore all contact with this substance must be avoided. Jewelry that contain crystal and/or enamel gems is especially sensitive to chemical products.The pearls and corals deserve extra special attention.
They are of organic origin and can be easily damaged by cosmetics, hairspray, perfume and cologne. In order to clean them, a wet cotton cloth and a drop of mild soap is enough.

05. Keep away from water
It is not a good idea to get jewelry with interlaced filament leather or fur wet. In addition, we do not suggest cleaning them with soap and water and it would be much better to have it cleaned by professionals.
Only our Babylonia jewels don’t need any care .They are resistant to salt water and sun and last for many years without any special care.

06. Maintenance
We suggest having regular inspections made of the gem settings of your jewelry, especially rings and bracelets, as well as re-stringing the strands of your pearl necklaces.

07. Avoid self-repair
Jewelry should never be forced, twisted, snapped or tightened. If you want to make any adjustments or changes, take it to the store and the experts will make whatever adjustments may be necessary.

08. Piteri certificate of authenticity
When you purchase a Piteri jewel, we will give you a Certificate ofAuthenticity which will certify the authenticity of the product.
This is the guarantee of a “job” well-done which has been a vital and permanent characteristic of Piteri since its foundation in 1982.
All of the Piteri jewelry products fulfill the requirements established by the Law on Precious Metals:
Quality Gold 9Κ (375/000) ,14Κ (585/000) ,18Κ (750/000) and Sterling Silver (925/000),(950/000).