Tips on How to Take Care of Your Handmade Jewellery
At Adriana Chede Jewellery we think you should treat your precious jewellery like any other wardrobe item.
Clothes and shoes must be maintained (washed, new soles, cleaned, repaired etc). The same goes for jewellery.
The white Gold pieces must get a white rhodium layer on when needed, and it is advised to check locks and clasps for firmness. Avoid using creams, perfumes and other products on top of chains, pearls and stones.
Things To Know About Adriana Chede's Silver Jewellery
Adriana Chede's silver jewellery is made of .950 silver (in Brazil) and .925 silver in Europe. Our silver handmade jewellery has either a polished or mat surface.
Please note that a mat surface will become shinier with wear.
All our silver jewellery is susceptible to oxidation if exposed to sweat, perfume, hairspray, air pollution and others. Everyday or frequent wear, may speed up this process. This is particular of items such as, silver rings and silver bracelets, which have more frequent contact with surfaces.
Adriana Chede recommends your handmade designer jewellery be kept in a safe place, preferably inside packaging and cleaned after use.
Things To Know About Adriana Chede's Recycled Gold Fine Jewellery
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 solid recycled gold is melted together with different metals to control the colour and hardness of the gold. We only use solid 9ct and 18ct Gold in our collections.
Understanding Your Diamonds
When talking about diamonds there are 4 things to consider.
They are called the 4 c’s : Colour – Cut – Carat – Clarity.
The Diamond Colour
Diamonds come in all kinds of colours naturally, but the white diamond is the most notorious and desirable. Therefore 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 Adriana Chede Jewellery, which is considered a very good quality.
The Diamond Cut
Cut refers to the shape and cutting method of a diamond. The brilliant cut is used for Adriana Chede 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.
A few of the most often used diamonds are:
The Diamond 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.
The Diamond 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 coloured gemstones are natural and most of them are supplied from Brazil, where we support suppliers and lapidaries from small organizations. Our choices help developing a small community that benefits from our business. Colours might differ from pictures because of their natural provenience. The most used gemstones in our collections are Emerald, Sapphire, Tourmalines, Amethyst, Citrine, Garnet, Topaz and Aquamarine to name a few.