Perfectly imperfect jewelry made from recycled silver. All our pieces are handmade in our atelier in Cologne or by our small team of talented goldsmiths in Bali.
Most of our pieces are textured, organic and a bit irregular which is an intentional part of our craftsmanship.
When ordering a piece with gemstone please be aware that these stones are natural products which can have inclusions. The coloring, sometimes also the shape, might differ from stone to stone. But this makes every single piece special and unique.
Wear and tear over time is normal and not considered as a fault or damage. Like most pieces that are loved and often worn, there comes a time when your jewelry needs a touch up. If your gold vermeil piece needs to be replated or the silver piece needs a new polish, please write us an e-mail so we can make you an offer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please keep in mind that matt pieces get shiny over time through friction and vice versa: shiny surfaces can get matt over time.
Please always remove your luisateresa jewelry before bathing, showering, washing the dishes, etc. All those chemicals can damage the surface of your jewels. Please always use perfume, cream, hair spray etc. first before wearing your jewelry. We also advise you not to use any of those beauty products near your jewels. Always remove your jewelry before going to the gym. Sweat is something natural, but it can damage your jewels. Especially during summer you should take care of your jewelry. High temperatures and sun exposure, chlorine, salt water and sand can damage your items.
To maintain the finish, always keep your jewelry stored clean, dry and free from moisture.
Our 925 Sterling Silver is recycled and hypo-allergenic. Silver can tarnish over time. Just use a silver polishing cloth to clean your piece.
It’s an affordable but strong alternative to solid gold. All our gold jewelry is made of recycled 925 Sterling Silver covered by a thick layer of 18ct gold. It’s also hypo-allergenic. Even our gold plating is thicker than usual gold plating, the more you wear it the more the top layer eventually can wear off. You can clean your piece by gently polishing it with a clean and soft jewelry cloth.
Special Care for your Opal Jewelry:
Ethiopian Opals are hydrophane:
Sounds more difficult than it is. It just means that they are thirsty for water. If they come in contact with water they will absorb it like a sponge. Then they lose their fire and characteristic shimmer and/or turn orange/brown or yellow. Some Opals get completely clear and transparent. No need to worry! The fire and the color will come back once the stone is fully dried again. This can take minutes to weeks, depending on your stone and how much water it absorbed. When drying it, put your stone in direct sunlight.
High temperatures or temperature fluctuations should be avoided, otherwise your stone might crack.
Care for your Opal:
Please avoid the contact with any chemicals and liquids like creams, perfumes, etc. It’s important to carefully pay attention to our care instructions. Opal jewelry can’t be cleaned as easily as other pieces of jewelry you know from us. Never put your Opal jewelry in an ultrasonic cleaner (too much water and too high temperatures) and also never clean your opal jewelry with any chemicals we would recommend for other pieces from us.