Tilsam jewelry is made exclusively of 14 karat gold. This is the sample in which gold is the hardest and less prone to damage and scratches than other samples available in the market. However, no sample can withstand mechanical damage that may occur when our jewelry is not properly treated. That is why we recommend removing your jewelry when you clean the house, play sports or go to bed.
Remember that all gold is susceptible to darkening when exposed to certain cosmetics. Therefore, we recommend that you perfume yourself before putting on the chain and apply lotion after taking off the jewelry.
Remember to store your Tilsam properly. Always store your unworn jewelry separately. Make sure that the jewelry does not rub against each other.
We use gemstones in our Tilsams. Gemstones are some of nature’s most durable creations. With a little care, they will be as beautiful for future generations as they are today.
The best way to clean gemstone jewelry is with a bowl of water and the addition of a few drops of dishwashing liquid. You can also use a soft brush. Gently clean the gem, then rinse and dry it with a soft cloth.
Watch out for mechanical damage to your gem.
Opals deserve special treatment:
Opals do not like very high temperatures; the gems may then crack or crumble. Avoid direct exposure to fire or boiling water.
Opals do not like detergents.
Opals are delicate gems – their resistance on the Mohs scale is 5.5-6. Therefore, do not expose the stone to falls, crushing or bruises – this usually leads to chipping, fracture or damage.
Australian Opals like water. Opal color with improper care can fade over time. You should then soak the gem in cool water for 20 minutes to an hour. After this treatment, the color will be again vivid and intense.
Ethiopian Opals do not like water. If Opals come in contact with water, they will absorb it like a sponge. Such an Opal may temporarily lose its fire and turn yellow or brown. The fire and color should return once the Opal is completely dry, but this can take anywhere from a day to several weeks, depending on how much water it has absorbed.
Most gemstones love the sun. You can expose your Tilsams to sunlight, which not only recharges the stone but also shows off its beautiful color.
Take good care of your Tilsams and they will last you many years.