Care instructions

Natural materials represent stability and they communicate the character of an original design in the ideal way. Owing to the aspect of naturalness and uniqueness, it is therefore indispensable to follow a few care instructions so that the jewellery will reward you with many moments of joy until the end of time.

Silver
All bastian inverun jewellery is made of high-quality 925/ sterling silver. So that you can enjoy your shiny jewellery for a long time, you should protect it from make-up, perfume and hairspray. Sterling silver is an alloy (metal mixture) of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals, since fine silver is usually too soft for processing into jewellery. The shimmering shine of genuine sterling silver is unique and in very high demand. Yet, light, humidity and high temperatures, and contact with oxygen can cause that silver tints. Silver oxidises because it reacts to the hydrogen sulphide contained in the air and the silver sulphide attacks the surface of the silver. It discolours and causes the brownish black colour on the surface. This natural process can be prevented by using common retail silver polishing rags and it cannot be attributed to a product defect. Cleaning the piece of jewellery preserves the attractive shine of the beautiful precious metal for eternity.

Gilded silver
Based on the special surface coating of gilded jewellery, careful treatment is required. Clean your gilded jewel with a soft cleansing rag and always protect it from chemicals and aggressive cleansers. Gilded pieces of silver should be taken off when doing housekeeping chores, gardening, sports, showering and swimming or going to bed and it should be protected from impacts. In addition, please avoid contact with hairspray, perfume and make-up. In the course of time, the gilded surface will get a natural patina that lends a unique character to the piece of jewellery.

Gemstones
Gemstones are natural products in which colour differences and inclusions are characteristic. To preserve the shine of the stones, you can clean your gemstone jewellery under lukewarm water.

Pearls
Pearls are natural products and should be protected from chemicals, acids and sweat. Please notice that perfume, cosmetic products or hairspray can compromise the shine of a pearl. Therefore, put on your pearl jewellery only after you have done your make-up and hair. Protect the jewellery in a case or cloth. Clean the pearls only with warm water or a soft cloth.