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Jewellery Care

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Jewellery Care

Congrats! You have your new Ornato jewellery in your hands!

Ornato jewellery is handcrafted with extra care and love, and it should be treated in the same way so that it will continue being your favourite outfit ornaments!

Love your jewellery

  • Jewellery is sociable and wants to accompany you in all of your experiences! Try not to wear them when sleeping, exercising or bathing; they would probably get really bored and they may also be damaged in colour and texture, due to sweating or water. Definitely do not wear them when swimming; salty water and chlorine from the pool are nightmares for jewellery.
  • Keep in mind that you should put on perfumes, lotions, creams, deodorants, hair sprays and make-up before styling your jewellery; chemicals contained in these applications can affect the metals, wood and leather and change their colour or texture.Jewellery should be the last thing you put on!

Keep your jewellery

  • When not being worn, jewellery should be comfortable in their original pouch or box, or in a soft fabric pouch.
  • Jewellery is delicate and damage is likely to occur if tossed in purses or jewellery boxes/bags. Different metals should be stored separately because they can react with each other and they may tarnish/fade or even change colour.
  • Although we all love our jewellery sparkling in the sun, when stored, they should be kept away in a dry/sun-free area because they could be easily damaged and/or changed in colour and/or texture.

Clean your jewellery

  • Time is relentless and everyday wear can cause damage to our favorite pieces! Try to clean your silver jewellery at least once every three months using a damp cloth of warm natural water, or even a soft toothbrush with a bit of mild soap. Be very gentle and do not rub your jewellery.Then dry them with a clean cloth.
  • Avoid any use of chemicals; they might affect your jewellery, especially the plated ones. They are more delicate than pure metals and they should be gently wiped with a wet soft cloth and warm water.
  • Wooden or leather jewellery should be cleaned with a soft dry cloth in order to remove dust or dirt and have them continue looking fresh.

Materials care

Silver jewellery is an all-time favourite piece! We all love our silver jewellery for many years and use them in everyday and special occasions!

925 sterling silver is an alloy of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper. Ornato sterling silver jewellery is plated in 24K yellow gold, 18K rose-gold and black platinum, with rhodium or ruthenium for an extra effect, or it is left in its pure sterling silver form for its natural colour.

Sterling silver jewellery should be kept away from sweat, humidity, direct sunlight and cosmetics. It should be stored in soft fabric pouches or in their original boxes so that you can continue enjoying their beauty.

Brass is commonly used in jewellery as a base metal, due to its malleable characteristics.

Ornato jewellery is plated in 24K yellow gold, 18K rose-gold and black platinum, with rhodium or ruthenium for an extra effect.

Plated brass pieces will, unfortunately, tarnish over time. However, if you keep your brass jewellery away from water, sweat, humidity, direct sunlight and cosmetics, and store them in a soft fabric pouch or their original box, you will still have them looking fresh and beautiful.

Wooden jewellery offers a raw elegance that we love for everyday or special occasions. Wood is a breathing, natural element and should be handled with extra care.

The wood we use in Ornato Jewellery is totally conflict-free and comes from responsible sources. It hasn’t gone through any chemical procedure, but it has a mild oil film in order to last over time and is coloured with vibrant chemical-free colours.

Wooden jewellery should be kept away from water, sweat, humidity, direct sunlight and cosmetics. It should be stored in a soft fabric pouch or in its original box, in order to remain in their beautiful, original form.

Leather jewellery can give an edgy touch to any look and elevate an everyday outfit. Ornato leather is synthetic, cruelty-free and alternatively-made.

We are opposed to any cruelty occurring to animals and we work with people who use alternative-leather materials.

Leather jewellery should be kept away from water, sweat, humidity, direct sunlight and cosmetics. It should be stored in a soft fabric pouch or in its original box, in order to continue looking beautiful.

We love the elegant sparkle that pearls and gemstones give on simple pieces, but it’s important for us to use only cruelty-free resources.

Pearls used in Ornato jewellery are cultured or farmed and they follow ethical guidelines. That goes for gemstones too; gemstones used in Ornato jewellery are lab-created and conflict-free. In particular, cubic zirconia, a lab-created stone that is very similar to a diamond in appearance, offers peace of mind to those who are opposed to the practices of gemstone and diamond exploitation.

Ornato jewellery with pearls, gemstones or cubic zirconia should be kept away from water, sweat, humidity, direct sunlight and cosmetics. They should be stored in a soft fabric pouch or in its original box, in order to continue having its beautiful shine.

At Ornato, we love the colourful vibrant touch that enamel brings to simple and minimalistic pieces! Enameling is an ancient art, dating back to the ancient Persians, Egyptians, Greeks and Chinese. In simple terms, it is a glass paste, which is applied to the metal and then heated, to be fused to the surface. The finish of the enamel can be translucent or opaque.

In Ornato jewellery, we use cold enamel, a pigmented epoxy resin that gives the enamel effect, without the use of high temperatures.

Enamel jewellery should be handled with care and kept away from water, sweat, humidity, direct sunlight and cosmetics. It should be stored in a soft fabric pouch or its original box, in order to preserve their vibrant colour and beautiful consistency.

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