- Product Care
Normal everyday use and external agents such as atmospheric agents, cosmetic products, moisture and transpiration coming into contact with jewels may lead to reducing the lustre of gemstones and diamonds, as well as of gold surfaces.
The cleaning process may be more risky for jewellery set with gemstones or diamonds; thus, it is advisable to turn to professional cleaning.
Especially when dealing with gemstones of an organic nature (like coral or jet) or with a porous structure (like turquoise, opal and chalcedony), the general rule is to avoid contact with external agents, such as fragrances, creams, sudden changes in temperature, moisture, chlorine, smoke, etc., that may cause irreversible damage.
According to Roman philosopher, Pliny the Elder, the word topaz was born from its association with the island of Topazos, in the Red Sea. Another theory suggests the word as stemming from the Sanskrit tapas meaning ‘heat, fire’. Presenting a glassy polish, the coloured crystals of topaz are actually transparent. Different varieties may include yellow topaz with hues ranging from gold to orange known as sherry or imperial, and the mesmerising blue topaz.