A little care guide for your jewellery

 

 

Here are a few tips on how to best care for your silver or gold jewellery. To find out more about our materials, we invite you to visit the authenticity of materials page.

 

 

Solid silver

silver  

Silver is a precious metal that will naturally tarnish over time when in contact with air and moisture. The length of time that a piece of jewellery will take to tarnish depends on several other factors, such as the acidity of the skin of the person wearing it. 

In order to slow down the oxidisation process, we recommend that when not wearing your jewellery you store it in a closed box or pouch and keep it away from light. You should also prevent your jewellery from coming into contact with water; if it is wet, dry it carefully, making sure not to forget the inside of the ring.You should also remember to take it off when swimming. The chlorine will actually quickly damage the silver.

In order to remove oxidisation and restore the full natural shine of your silver jewellery, we invite you to practice occasional cleaning with our HappyBulle chamois, a very soft cloth impregnated with a special cleaning agent, which you can find on this page.

Other gentle cleaning methods are possible. Here are a few of them:

  •          Lemon: gently brush over your silver jewellery using a soft toothbrush dipped in lemon juice. Then shine it with your chamois.
  •          Bicarbonate of soda: wet your tooth brush and sprinkle on a few pinches of bicarbonate of soda. Gently wipe your jewellery, rince and wipe dry.
  •          White vinegar: allow your silver jewellery to soak in a glass of white vinegar for 2 hours. Rinse them and wipe dry with your chamois.
  •          Beer: allow your jewellery to soak overnight in a bowl of beer, then rinse and polish it up using your chamois.
  •          Toothpaste: apply a little toothpaste to a soft toothbrush and gently brush your jewellery before rinsing in cold water, then wipe dry with your chamois.
  •          Cold ash: brush your silver jewellery with the ash and then wipe it clean with your chamois.
  •          Salt (this tip is only suitable for highly oxidised jewellery!) pour the salt onto the jewellery, which you have first placed on an aluminium sheet. Close up the aluminium sheet and immerse it in boilding water for 30 seconds. Wipe, polish and your jewellery is like new!

 

 

Gold plating

 gold-plated

As with silver, 18 carat gold plating can tarnish under the effect of various factors. As an initial precaution, consider taking off your gold-plated jewellery before showering, bathing, doing the dishes or doing DIY. You should also take care to avoid directly exposing it to solvent or perfume-type chemical products.

To polish your gold-plated medallions and chains, regularly wipe them over with a small HappyBulle impregnated chamois which you can find here.

In addition to this gentle technique, you can occasionally make use of one of our little tips:

  •          Ammonia: pour equal quantities of water and ammonia into a bowl. Soak a soft toothbrush and gently brush your jewellery, then wipe it with your chamois.
  •          Toothpaste: apply a little toothpaste to a soft toothbrush and gently brush your jewellery before rinsing in cold water, then wipe dry with your chamois.

 

 

Stainless steel

stainless steel  

As for our stainless steel jewellery, it should be noted that this is a durable and solid material that does not change colour, tarnish or oxidise! It is also hypoallergenic and does not harm skin that is sensitive to metals.

 

 

Acrylic

 acrylic

In order to care for your transparent or coloured acrylic jewellery, there is nothing better than an occasional clean with soap and water, which should then be wiped off with a soft cloth. Your medallion will be restored to its original shine in just a few seconds!




Mother of pearl



In order to prevent your mother of pearl medallions from losing their shine over time, we recommend that you avoid all contact with chemical products (perfumes, beauty products, hair lacquers, chlorine etc.) and we also advise that you remove your mother of pearl jewellery prior to washing, and also before going to bed.

To clean your mother of pearl medallion, immerse it in soapy water and brush it very gently with a fine and soft toothbrush. Then rinse it with pure water and dry with a cloth or cotton pad. You can also leave to to air dry, without wiping it, to avoid any scratch marks.

To restore shine to your mother of pearl jewellery, you can use peanut oil or sweet almond oil. To do so, apply a few drops of either oil to a cloth or cotton pad and gently wipe over your medallion. Then repeat this step with a dry cloth or cotton pad to polish your jewellery.

 

 

For your cords

 

 

The cords used to make your jewellery are made from soft woven polyester, offering exceptional quality. Don't worry about using them: their strength and their satin finish guarantee good durability over time.

The cords on our Liberty bracelets are made of cotton. They can all be cleaned with a gentle soap and then left to dry naturally in the air. We simply specify that you should not expose them to any chemical / detergent / liquid products (perfume, cosmetics, chlorine, salt water etc.). We also recommend removing your jewellery before bedtime and do not keep it on in the shower.

Our leather bracelets are made from genuine Italian cowhide. You can clean it with a cotton pad with a slight touch of make-up remover. We also suggest that you also avoid any exposure to water and/or chemical products (perfume, cosmetics, chlorine, salt water etc.). Likewise, we recommend removing your jewellery before bedtime and do not keep it on in the shower.

The faux leather bracelets require the same precautions during use as those mentioned above.

Note that we offer a cord replacement service. If yours is beginning to show signs of wear or if you simply fancy a new colour or pattern, it's very simple: choose a new cord by visiting this page. Then send us your bracelet to the address below, stating your cord order reference:

Happy Corp
23 Avenue de l'Argonne
33700 Mérignac - FRANCE

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