You should treat your jewellery like any other wardrobe item.
Clothes and shoes must be maintained (washed, new soles, cleaned, repaired etc). The same goes for jewellery.
The gold plating must get a new gold layer on when needed, and it is advised to check locks and clasps for firmness.
FACTS ABOUT THE SILVER COLLECTION
Adriana Chede jewellery is made of .950 silver (in Brazil) and .925 silver in Europe.
All silver pieces are susceptible to oxidation if exposed to sweat, perfume, hairspray, air pollution and others.
The jewellery has either a polished or mat surface. Please note that a mat surface will become shinier with wear.
Everyday or very frequent wear, may speed up this process, especially on items like rings and bracelets, which have more frequent contact with surfaces.
All jewellery has to be kept it in a safe place, preferrably inside packaging and cleaned after use.
FACTS ABOUT THE FINE JEWELLERY COLLECTION
Gold is very rarely sold pure because of how soft it is in its pure form.
Therefore we use different alloys. An alloy means that the gold is melted together with different metals to control colour and hardness of the gold. We only use solid 9ct or 18ct Gold in our collections.
All white Gold jewellery receives a white rhodium plating as standard. It enhances the white look of jewellery since white Gold itself is slightly warm colour in it's natural state.
When talking about diamonds there are 4 things to consider.
They are called the 4 c’s : Colour – Cut – Carat – Clarity.
Diamonds come in all kinds of colours naturally, but the white diamond is the most notorious and desirable, thus more expensive. Diamond colours used are white, champagne, nougat, cognac, chocolate coloured or black diamonds. Brown or black diamonds are not graded. They only have the carat, which is referring to the weight. The black diamonds are always colour treated, as they do not occur naturally in black (actually they do, but it’s so rare they are very expensive). White diamonds are always graded. The colour G/H is the grading for the white diamonds used in AC Jewellery, which is considered a very good quality.
Cut refers to the shape and cutting method of a diamond. The brilliant cut is used for AC Jewellery. A brilliant cut will be round and it means the diamond has a very specific cut to enhance the reflective shine in it. If the cut is wrong you can have the most flawless coloured diamond, but it won’t sparkle and shine as much as a lesser quality diamond. This category is often ignored, but we value it a lot.
Carat (abbreviation Ct or just C)
This is the weight of a diamond, measured in carats. As the carat weight of a diamond increases, so does its rarity and therefore its price. One carat is divided into 100 “points,” so that a diamond of 75 points weighs 0.75 Ct. The carat-weight of a diamond is the easiest measurement to determine. Most importantly, two diamonds can be of equal carat-weight, but their value can differ greatly due to their cut, colour, and clarity.
Clarity refers to flaws and blemishes inside a diamond. These can be big or so small that they cannot be seen with the human eye. Adriana Chede Jewellery uses the quality called S/I – which means Slightly Included. This in practice means that, there is a tiny spec or specs inside the diamond, but you won’t be able to see it unless you use a 10x magnifying class.
All colored stones are natural and most of them come from Brazil. Colours might differ from pictures because of their natural provenience. The most used gems in our collections are Emerald, Tourmalines, Amethist, Citrine, Garnet, Topaz and Acqua Marine to name a few.