At Josefina Baillères, we believe in empowering our clients with knowledge and understanding of the intricate craftsmanship behind their fine jewelry pieces. By sharing insights into the chemical processes of the metals and gemstones that make up your piece, we aim to deepen your appreciation for the artistry and the delicate nature of your cherished jewelry.
Understanding the dynamic relationship between metal and stones, as well as the effects of wear and how your piece reacts to its surrounding environment, allows you to actively participate in the care and preservation of your pieces.
By embracing this knowledge, you become an integral part of the journey, ensuring that your jewelry remains as enchanting and enduring as the moment it first captivated your heart. With proper care and maintenance, your Josefina Baillères pieces will continue to radiate their timeless beauty and hold the treasured memories they represent.
When metal is subjected to controlled heating and cooling, its firm structure undergoes a profound change called annealing. The particles within the metal respond to the altering temperatures, expanding or compressing in a delicate dance. This rhythmic movement renders the metal softer and more malleable, allowing our jewelgineers to shape it into exquisite creations.
This natural process, while lending the metal a dynamic and living quality, may also cause stones to shift over time. To maintain the integrity of your cherished piece, it is essential to consider regular care and maintenance, ensuring that the metal retains its strength and the stones remain securely nestled in their settings. Our lead time is approximately 14 weeks but may vary depending on the piece's complexity.
All products that need further customization are special orders or one-of-a-kind and have an “inquiry” button. Please refer to our design your one-of-a-kind page to learn more about custom-made designs.
Remove your jewelry before engaging in activities that involve harsh chemicals, such as swimming in chlorinated pools or using cleaning products. Chemicals can damage the metal and gemstones, causing them to lose their strength and luster.
Handle your jewelry with care, avoiding unnecessary impact or rough handling. We recommend that you remove your jewelry before engaging in sports activities to avoid scratching, damaging, or even losing stones through direct hits. Treat each piece as a delicate living entity, appreciating its unique character and craftsmanship.
Avoid exposing your jewelry to sudden temperature changes or extreme heat to prevent the expansion or compression of your piece’s structure. Precious stones like opals and emeralds require special attention to maintain their beauty and integrity. These gemstones can be sensitive to sudden temperature changes and extreme heat, which may cause them to crack or become damaged.
Gemstones tend to attract natural skin oils and dust particles, which can visually dim their shine over time. To maintain their radiant brilliance, regular cleaning is recommended.
Gently clean your jewelry using a mild soap and lukewarm water. Use a soft brush to remove any dirt or particles, paying special attention to hard-to-reach areas. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry with a soft, lint-free cloth.
We recommend professional annual inspections of your jewelry. Our team is delighted to conduct a thorough inspection of your pieces for any loose stones, worn prongs, or signs of damage without cost. If you notice any issues, contact our team for prompt assistance and repair.
To begin the inspection process of your Josefina Baillères piece, please reach out to us and we will provide a shipping label. To guarantee that your valuable pieces remain secure throughout their journey to us, we kindly ask you to cover insured shipping.
We recommend having your fine jewelry professionally cleaned by our expert jewelers at least once a year. They can ensure that your jewelry remains in optimal condition and address any necessary repairs or adjustments.
It's important to be mindful that when stored together, jewelry’s worst enemy is other jewelry. Store your jewelry in a clean, dry place, away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. Use individual jewelry pouches or a jewelry box with compartments to prevent scratches and tangles.