Our enamel jewelry is made from a layer of glass heat fused into a trough of 18kt gold and then polished until it’s flush with the gold (it is not epoxy). There are many surviving examples from the Byzantine era, so the extra time you spend considering care, storage and cleaning will ensure your jewelry as well remains in excellent condition for generations to come.
1. Avoid direct impacts to enamel.
The biggest danger to enamel is cracking due to high impact directly to the piece or due to dropping it. Handle jewelry carefully when putting it on or taking it off.
2. Protect it during storage.
Wrap enamel jewelry in tissue paper or a soft cloth before storing to prevent the glass enamel from sustaining chips or scratches from your other jewelry.
3. Shine it with a microfiber cloth and lukewarm water.
Keep the shine by wiping the enamel and high polished surfaces with a soft cloth to remove dirt and smudges. Microfiber cloths work quite well. You can also rinse with lukewarm water and use a soft cloth to pat dry.
4. Avoid contact with chemicals.
Do not wear while using harsh chemicals, household cleaners. Apply makeup, perfume and hair spray before putting on jewelry, and do not wear your gold or enameled pieces in a swimming pool. Chlorine can damage gold, causing it to pit or become brittle.