- When can I wear Soutache Jewellery?
You can wear the Soutache Jewellery in any situations, all year long.
- Can I use Soutache Jewellery when I put on perfume?
The Soutache Jewelelry can stain if in contact with perfumes, creams, and chemicals in general. It is advisable to dry well the scents and creams before wearing Soutache Jewellery.
- How can I clean the Soutache Jewellery?
You can keep the jewels clean by washing them with water and mild soap.
- Can I sunbath with the Soutache Jewellery?
It recommends to don’t expose the Soutache Jewellery to the sun light because they could fade and become paler.
- How should I store my Soutache Jewellery?
It recommends to place each Soutache Jewellery in a textile bag to avoid the stones scratching between them.
- What does “cabochon” mean?
It is a kind of cut without facets. The result is a shape with a convex top and a flat base. Normally, it is the focus point of a jewel.
- What does “half-crystal” mean?
It is worked faceted glass. Thanks to this processing, it assumes a relevant brightness, not typical of the glass.
- What is agate?
Agate is a stone made of fibrous length-fast chalcedony, sometimes with layers of quartzite fibers. In thin slices of agate the fibers are sometimes visible in transmitted light and may cause interesting optical effects. Because the individual crystallites in the fibers are not tightly interlocked, agate is slightly porous and can be dyed easily.
- What is carnelian?
Carnelian is a gem and it is probably named after the colour of the kornel cherry because of its colour. It is brownish red to orange, translucent to opaque Chalcedony variety. In some cases portions of the stone are paler than others, and specimens with a pale central portion passing gradually into a dark coloured exterior are not uncommon.
- What is onyx?
In correct usage, the name refers to a black and white banded (the property of rocks having thin and nearly parallel bands of different textures, colors, or minerals) variety of Agate, or sometimes a monochromatic agate with dark and light bands (brown and white for example) – but traditionally the name was reserved for black and white banded agate, and brown varieties.
- What is jade?
A greenish black to creamy white ornamental stone or gemstone, highly valued in China and Korea. Translucent emerald-green jadeite-jade is the most prized variety. Rarely also blue, lavender-mauve and pink in colour, depending on mineralogy and impurity elements.
- What is mother of pearl?
Mother of Pearl is an organic gemstone produced by some molluscs as a coating inside their shells.
- What is coral?
Coral is the hard mineralised skeleton of marine animals, composed primarily of calcium carbonate.
- What does “crystal glass” mean?
The addition to lead to glass produces the “crystal glass”. Lead glass is a variety of glass in which lead replaces the calcium content. Lead glass contains typically 18–40% lead, while modern lead crystal, historically also known as flint glass due to the original silica source, contains a minimum of 24% lead. Lead glass is desirable owing to its decorative properties.
- What Swarovski Crystal is?
It is a luxury cut lead glass produced in Austria.
- The Rivoli are exquisitely faceted and are bursting with color. These crystal elements are foiled on one side to reflect and intensify the color of each crystal. They are most effectively used as focal in a bezel or in a embellishment design.
- The bicone beads are half-crystal or lead crystal objects with a conical shape both above and below.
These Faq are designed to help you to manage your jewels, that, as all the “masterpieces” even the smaller ones, have to be protected from any possible damage.
This kind of handicrafts produces each time an unusual and unique jewel, which by using the Soutache technique, will be similar to the previous one, but it will never be the same. And in this concept lie the priceless of our fashion.