Taking care of you fine jewelry
A piece of fine jewelry is an investment. Cautious care will contribute to preserving the original gloss and elegance and may prohibit future repair and restoration of your fine jewelry. This way, it may be passed on from one generation to the next like women have done for ages.
USE AND SAFEKEEPING
LOBELUNE recommends that you take off your jewelry at night before bedtime. Physically demanding exercises may cause unnecessary wear to a piece of jewelry. We recommend that you always make sure to take off your jewelry before house and garden work, cooking, swimming, bathing and sports activities.
In order to avoid blows to and marks on the surfaces the jewelry must be worn with caution. It must not be directly exposed to hard and rough objects that may cause damage to the precious metal – among these other pieces of (gold) jewelry, door knobs, bannisters, garden tools, tools and stoneware and clay pottery.
Keep your fine jewelry in a secure location, eg. in the original box/bag that came with the item or in a travel clutch. Do not put heavy objects on top of jewelry items or next to them as this may cause damage to your jewelry or wring them out of shape. Chains must be closed and put in a flat position, hung or wrought around a soft element to avoid them from tangling and to remain ready for use.
Fine jewelry adorned with brilliant cut diamonds, precious stones or pearls should be examined once a year depending on how frequently the jewelry is worn. It might be difficult to spot with the naked eye, but a piece of jewelry can have been exposed to light blows or wear that may constitute a risk of stones or pearls becoming loose or even lost.
LOBELUNE recommends that gold jewelry without precious stones be cleaned frequently using jewelry care products without abrasives. This is the way to go about cleaning fine jewelry without any risk of damage.
SURFACES ON GOLD
Gold is a moldable precious material, soft enough to be processed and shaped. A patina of age and use on these surfaces is part of the natural beauty of a piece of gold jewelry.
Satinising of a gold surface means finely carving delicate grooves in the precious metal hereby adding a silky matte look to the surface. Daily use will cause wear to a satinised surface, making it smoother and brighter in exposed areas.
Our manufacturer is committed to the Kimberly Process in their diamond sourcing and they only work with diamond sight holders who provide proof of their commitment in writing. We say no to blood diamonds. All of our gems and diamonds are hand-sorted and the staff includes GIA trained Gemologists & Diamond Experts.
PRECIOUS STONES AND PEARLS
LOBELUNE only uses exquisite, natural precious stones carefully selected by professional gemologists according to severe quality control. Every single stone is carefully examined for inclusions, sheen, tone, colour and sizes. Customary to the fine jewelry industry precious stones are treated during the cutting process.
Precious stones are natural products excavated from Earth’s interior. Impurities and variations to individual stones may occur. This is by no means a fault to the stone, but an exceptional characteristic of a natural product. Two stones may share colour tone and shape, but they will never be entirely identical. Hence every precious stone is entirely unique.
Coloured gemstones and pearls are fragile and do not possess the durability of diamonds. Wear to bracelet charms in particular must be expected. In order to avoid fractured diamonds as well as scratched, bruised or chipped precious stones and pearls the jewelry must be worn with care and is advisedly not to be knocked against hard surfaces or objects.
Pearls and precious stones risk losing their shine when exposed to oils, lotions, perfume, detergents etc.
Precious stones are fragile natural materials and are easily scratched and affected by chemicals. For this reason precious stone jewelry should be gently cleaned using only a soft toothbrush and tepid water.
Fine jewelry adorned with brilliant cut diamonds, precious stones or pearls should be examined once a year depending on how frequently the jewelry is worn. It can be difficult to spot with the naked eye, but a piece of jewelry may have been exposed to light blows or wear that may constitute a risk of stones or pearls becoming loose or even lost.