The jewellery is interwoven with the female sex, and there is no form of art that has not glorified femininity or has found its muse in the face of a woman.
The visual jewelery in Greece carries a history of 20,000 years. He has enchanted international personalities and even the most demanding Hollywood stars have been able to resist him. The course of Greek jewelery as an applied art over the years, as well as the work of modern Greek artists who continue to deliver the art of jewelery nowadays with their talent contribute to the result.
Greek artists are resisting the crisis and without discounting on the materials or the quality of their jewels, they put all their love and passion in their art.
Care of jewellery
Every jewellery is unique and, like everything that's precious, needs special care to keep its time out of signs and to keep it for a lifetime! All jewelery, regardless of value, needs our care.
As a basic principle of jewelery care, we could make the right and careful use of these. That is,
• We check the bindings and buttons before putting on our jewelery. We wear them and we always remove them carefully to avoid scratches, dents or scuffs in jewelery that can be flexible, such as some bracelets or necklaces.
• Avoid sleeping with our jewels irrespective of their value or durability.
• We remove the jewels from above when we want to use cosmetics, makeup, hand creams and even our fragrance to keep their shine for a long time.
• We never wear our jewelry when it comes to doing home or gardening jobs and sports, because they will be damaged due to their sensitivity to blows or chemicals that household detergents may have.
• When we do not wear our jewels we carefully store them in separate boxes or wrapped in cloths or sachets or sorted in the various cases of special cases. We never place them in casettes on top of each other because scratches and scratches will be created on precious stones, pearls and metals. Irreparable damage can have chains that get confused with each other and stay for a long time confused (one way to get it off is to take a little powder).
Another principle as important as we could fit in the care of jewelry is cleanliness.
For the cleanliness of metals we will start with some simple and traditional ways:
Soap: Dissolve soft soap in lukewarm water and use a soft brush to clean the jewel and then dry it with a soft cloth.
Toothpaste: The old good toothpaste recipe is also an effective way. We clean our jewelery with a small amount of toothpaste in a soft brush in lukewarm water and then dry by wiping it with a soft cloth.
Ammonia for household use: In a bowl, add ammonia solution and cold water (half a half) place the jewelry inside for 30 minutes. Then we take it out and brush with a little soft brush. We put the jewel in the solution for the second time and after rinsing it, let it drain on a napkin.
Soda: We sprinkle the jewelery with a little soda powder and rub well. Leave for 2-3 minutes and polish with soft cloth. This cleaning is especially recommended in silver.
Camphor: A grandmother's old way of slowing oxidation of silver is to put camphor inside the drawer, closet, or elsewhere store the silver objects.
CAUTION! The fabric we use in all the above cleaning methods must be very soft, because a hard cloth can scratch our jewelery.
Other modern ways of cleaning metals can be done either with special cloths and various chemicals that can be purchased from jewelers, or at goldsmiths and jewelers with special ultrasonic or steam baths.
Whatever of the above techniques we are going to apply, we should be particularly careful if there are precious or semi-precious stones in our jewelry. Read in the second part how to care for jewels with precious or semiprecious stones.