RECOMMENDATIONS FOR
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Wearing jewellery
Created with gemstones and exceptional precious materials, Bizzotto jewellery is admired for its aesthetic qualities and uniqueness.

To maintain its original brightness, here are some suggestions on how to care for and handle your jewellery with care.

Following these few, simple recommendations will allow you to maintain them perfectly for a long time.

Gemstones and precious metals are delicate materials. We suggest choosing your jewel based on your lifestyle.

It is best not to wear Bizzotto jewellery in the following situations:

  • when washing your hands, to avoid soap residue deposits in the setting blackening your jewellery.
  • when using corrosive products (gardening, clearing, washing dishes, etc.) to avoid damaging the gemstones that embellish your jewellery.
  • when doing sports to avoid blows and scratches.
Moreover, we suggest avoiding:

  • exposing the jewellery to intense sources of heat seeing as sudden changes in temperature can irreversibly damage the precious gemstones.

  • applying perfume and make-up while wearing Bizzotto jewellery because the chemical ingredients of the cosmetics may damage some gemstones.

Other suggestions when wearing gemstone jewellery


  • It is best not to wear gemstone jewellery when doing sports, when working with heavy equipment or in a pool or at a spa (especially when in contact with chlorine). The gemstones can be chipped by strong blows and everyday wear and tear can loosen the setting.

  • It is best to avoid situations in which the gemstones can come into contact with bleach, hairspray or other chemical products to avoid erosion and the discoloration of the mounting. It is best to wear gemstone jewellery after having put on make-up or perfume and after the use of hair products.

Making its Beauty Last
Jewellery can be scratched when coming into contact with other pieces. Therefore, it is important to place each piece in its individual box or travel pouch.

We also suggest always closing the clasp to avoid knots.
It is important to store gemstone jewellery properly to avoid scratches. Just follow these suggestions:
  • store each piece separately in its own pouch: this avoids scratches caused by being contact with other gemstone
  • store gemstone jewellery in small, lined boxes or in a jewellery box with separate compartments.
Checking jewellery
Do you want to check the conditions of your jewellery? Before putting it on:
  • make sure the closures work perfectly

  • make sure the stones fit perfectly in the setting; do this by lightly caressing the stones. If they move, you must go to your jewellers to adjust the setting.

  • make sure the silk thread of your necklace is not loose; if it is, the pearls should be restrung with new thread.

If you should have any doubts, we suggest bringing your jewellery to your jeweller to have it checked by experts.
Caring for its uniqueness
To maintain the brightness of the stones, we suggest caring for each piece by respecting its specific mineralogical properties.

We suggest bringing your jewellery to your trusted jeweller every year for proper cleaning.
Gold Purity, Colour and Care
Gold presents unique qualities. It is resistant to rust, tarnish, and corrosion. While being an extremely resistant element, gold is also the most malleable of all precious metals.
Purity

Pure gold is too soft for everyday use. It needs to be combined with a careful mixture of metals like silver, copper, and zinc to give it body and durability. Karatage, denoted by a number followed by "k", indicates purity; in other words, the percentage of gold in the total metal mass of a piece of jewellery. Karatage is expressed in 24ths, making 24k gold, 100% gold.

Bizzotto jewellery is created exclusively with 18k gold – an alloy with a 75% gold rate – in order to make precious yet durable pieces for everyday wear.

Bizzotto selects only very high-quality alloys that combine natural, non-allergenic metals in compliance with The European Union's (EU) Nickel Directive.



Colour

The colour of gold is determined by two factors:

  • the type of metal alloys included
  • the percentage of each metal alloy

Yellow Gold

Natural gold and colour-saturated alloys are what give yellow gold jewellery its rich shine. The alloys most commonly used are red-hued copper and green-hued silver. An expert mixture of copper, silver and pure gold gives this precious metal its signature warmth.


White Gold

A luxury platinum white finish is what makes white gold jewellery so appealing. In order to make it white, gold is combined with metal alloys that are white in nature and plated with rhodium. Despite its hardness, rhodium may wear away over time. Replating is a simple process that can be done to restore the white rhodium coating to your jewellery.
White Gold with Black Rhodium

Black rhodium is plated to white gold to create a rich black appearance that is extremely hard and strong. As with traditional white rhodium, black rhodium may wear away over time. Replating is a simple process that restores your jewellery's black finish.


Rose Gold

Rose gold jewellery is created by using a copper alloy. Again, the overall percentage of metal alloys is the same for rose gold as it is for yellow or white gold – the only difference lies in the mixture of alloys chosen.


Gold Jewellery

Our 18k gold jewellery is skilfully crafted into beautiful pieces to be enjoyed by whomever wears it: every day, in every occasion.


Gold Care

Gold is a natural element: as such, corrosive chemical products like bleach or other cleaning products can corrode it. We recommend that you remove your jewellery when using chemicals to reduce daily abrasions and extend its shine.

To clean your jewellery, use a solution of warm water and detergent-free soap in combination with a soft-bristled brush and dry it with a soft cloth. When you don’t wear it, store your gold pieces in soft cloth bags or their boxes.

To protect jewellery from scratches, avoid storing it with other pieces. Polishing and rhodium-plating can bring back the original shine of white and eliminate any marks.
GEMSTONES
cleaning of your gemstone jewellery


Regular cleaning of your gemstone jewellery is essential to maintain the shine and brilliance of the gems. While wearing them, they may get dirty as you apply various skin products such as soaps and lotions – not to mention our skin’s natural oils. Even while you are not wearing them, they collect dust. If you plan to clean your gemstone jewellery on your own, do not worry – it is a quick and simple process that gives good results; but before choosing this method, you must be aware of the difference between cleaning your jewels at home and getting them cleaned by a professional authorized jeweller.
  • To clean gemstone jewellery, first wipe it with a soft cloth to remove any traces of superficial dirt. You can also use a small soft-bristle brush such as an eyebrow or lip stick brush and then add soap and water to clean your gemstone jewellery. Do not use toothpaste or any other abrasive cleaner on the stones and the gold mounting. Simply use warm sudsy water combined with a mild detergent and gently place your jewellery in it. Do not use boiling or hot water to clean gems. Then softly brush the gemstones while keeping them in the suds. Rinse well. Use a soft cloth or a jewellery polish cloth to pat them dry. You can also use liquid jewellery cleaners from ready-to-use kits, which are commonly found in many department stores. Just follow the suggested precautions and cleaning instructions written on the back of the product.
  • Another solution you may want to take into consideration is the Home Ultrasonic Cleaner. This tool is more effective than a simple convenience store mild detergent, but it should be used with extreme caution. It can be used to clean ruby, sapphire, diamond, iolite, amethyst, citrine, garnets, chrysoberyl, and unadorned gold jewellery but it may severely damage gems like emerald, pink tourmaline, peridot, pearls, coral, lapis lazuli, malachite, turquoise, and any gem with many inclusions. When in doubt, don’t use this tool on your gems.

  • We recommend having your jewels cleaned once a year by a professional authorized jeweller, who will also check the proper condition of the gemstone setting as well as advise you on fixing potentially loose or bent prongs holding your gemstones in place.

  • Technically speaking, modern ultrasonic cleaning machines clean jewellery by “bombarding” it with sound waves. Its vibrations shake off dirt but can also damage the gemstones, especially delicate stones such as emeralds. Stone inclusions in particular can be severely damaged by the shaking, resulting in a loss of preciousness and attractiveness of the gems. We suggest always using these devices with extreme caution.
Diamond
EMERALD
RUBY
SAPPHIRE
AQUAMARINE
AMETHYST
CHALCEDONY
CITRINE
IOLITE
OPAL
PERIDOT
QUARTZ
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