Lorella Tamberi Canal jewelry is created with precious metals and gemstones.
If you take proper care of it, your jewelry can last a lifetime.
Protect your jewelry by storing it in its original box in a dry place. Keep your pieces of jewelry separate from each other to avoid scratching. Some gems are extremely hard and strong and can damage each other if they come into direct contact.
See that jewelry doesn’t get caught in garments. Handle with care to protect both.
Changes in appearance of surface finishes are not considered a defect, but a sign of normal wear and tear.
Remove your jewelry in the following circumstances: Remove jewelry before showering or washing your hands to avoid soap residue from getting into the small holes. To safeguard metals and stones from corrosive agents, remove your jewelry before gardening, cleaning dishes, washing hair, manicures. It’s best to remove your jewelry before engaging in sports or other physical activity, to prevent scratches or collisions that could bend the metal. We advise not wearing your jewelry while spraying perfume, applying make-up and lotions as the chemical agents contained can be corrosive, tarnishing both the metal and the stones. Please remove your jewelry before bathing in salt water, swimming pools and thermal or volcanic baths. The salt, sulphur and chlorine tarnish metal as well as plating. You should also avoid wearing your jewelry while sunbathing or in the sauna due to the high temperatures. Finally, you should remember to remove your jewelry before sleeping as it deforms the shape of the jewelry.
925 Sterling Silver tends to oxidize eventually. To slow oxidation, we advise that you prevent your jewelry from coming into contact with perfume, saltwater, sulphur, lotion, hairspray, chlorine and other household cleaning products. The pH level of one’s skin, which varies from person to person, can also affect how quickly oxidation takes place, so it cannot be considered a manufacturing defect.
RUTHENIUM-, GOLD- AND RHODIUM-PLATING
Plating is used to give metal a finish that’s different from its natural one. It’s vulnerable to everyday wear and tear, especially in rings. As a result of exposure to the factors previously mentioned such as water, chemicals, perspiration, perfume, etc. the longevity of plating is extended by limiting the jewelry’s exposure to these elements.
To clean plated jewelry, wash it in warm water using a mild pH neutral soap, then carefully dry it with a soft cloth to avoid spotting.
Yellow gold can be cleaned using a gold-specific polishing cloth. Otherwise by washing the jewelry in lukewarm water then gently drying with a soft cloth.
GEMSTONES AND PEARLS
Do not expose gemstones to sources of intense heat since temperature change can irreversibly ruin them. Make sure they don’t come into contact with perfumes, soap, chemical products or cosmetics, as these could affect their colour and natural appearance.
Pearls, as they are porous, are even more sensitive to chemicals. They can be refreshed by gently cleaning them with a dampened cloth.
In order to preserve the beauty of leather parts, we recommend that you treat them with the utmost care. Protect leather from sources of damp, excessive light and heat. Avoid rubbing against any abrasive surfaces or materials whose colours could rub off on your item. Avoid any contact with liquids, grease and chemicals.
If the leather part of your jewelry presents traces of dirt, gently wipe it away with a slightly damp, soft natural-coloured cloth. If your item comes into contact with water or grease, do not wipe it but dab it gently with a soft natural-coloured cloth or paper towel.