Taking care of your jewerly

HOW SHOULD YOU LOOK AFTER YOUR ARISTOCRAZY JEWELRY?

As a general rule, you should always be diligent about looking after your jewelry, whatever its composition. Pieces of jewelry are very delicate and valuable, and so you should always treat them with the utmost care.

Below are some simple tips to help you look after your jewelry.

  • Always avoids contact between your jewelry and chemicals that can damage its color. Creams or perfumes can make your piece darken or lose brightness due to the abrasion produced by chemicals. These are delicate pieces and can be affected after continued use with liquids such as colognes, perfumes, creams or oils.

  • We recommend removing any jewel before participating in any physical activity or going to sleep. We do not recommend using them in the shower, pool or sea.

  • To clean your jewelry you should always use our official chamois cloth. However, we recommend to use the Aristocrazy’s After Sales service for maintenance, in order to extend the life of the jewel.

  • Check regularly that all fastenings are working properly. It is also a good idea to regularly check gem settings, to make sure your gems are all properly enchased, in order to prevent the fall and loss.

  • Do not expose your jewelry to sharp temperature changes, otherwise gems, in particular, can change color. Jewelry should always be kept away from places subjects to excessive humidity such as a bathroom, and always away from any sun exposure.

  • To properly maintain your jewelry, it is best to store each piece individually. If you use a jewelry box, try to make sure the pieces are always in separate compartments. Try to keep chains fastened and lay them out flat, to avoid knots forming.

  • Gems can deteriorate as a result of being in contact with chemical substances, like creams, alcohol, perfumes and detergents. Organic gems, like pearls, are more delicate than other precious stones with regard to certain chemical agents, therefore you should always keep them away from soap, perfume, creams and detergents. This type of precious stone can also become dehydrated, so it is best to avoid exposing it to direct heat, such as lights and radiators.

  • A diamond can easily scratch other stones and metals. It would be better to prevent jewelry containing this gem from coming into contact with jewel containing softer stones.

If you should have any questions about the condition of your jewelry, do not wear it until it has been checked by a specialist. At Aristocrazy, we will be pleased to help you whenever you require.

LOOKING AFTER YOUR WATCH

To help keep your watch in the best possible condition, we recommend cleaning it using a chamois cloth. The watch case and bracelet will need regular cleaning because they are in continual contact with your skin. Do this carefully, using a clean, dry chamois cloth, and be particularly careful if your watch is finished in yellow or rose gold.

Our watch straps are manufactured using high-quality leather, which means that frequent contact with water can damage them. We recommend cleaning the straps, buckle and fastening from time to time, using a chamois cloth. Avoid exposing your watch to extreme temperatures (saunas and steam rooms) and try not to knock them, particularly the crown and crystal.

On rare occasions, the crown can get pulled out by friction caused by garments or objects (when taking off your gloves or coat, for instance). That is why it is important to be careful, and always make sure it is closed, since otherwise water can get inside.