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Pearl CARE

Pearls are the world’s only organic gemstone, called organic because they are created by living creatures and therefore, tend to be quite delicate.

Proper care of your pearl jewelry is essential to ensure your investment will last a lifetime.

Caring for your precious pearls is easy.

Here are a few essential tips to ensure proper care for your pearl jewelry :

  • Since cultured pearls are organic and porous gems, they are partly composed of water. Keep them away from excessive heat or intense lighting.
  • While the natural oils of your skin only enhance the luster of pearls, cosmetics should never be applied directly onto them. This includes such items as skin creams, hair spray, perfume and similar products. Contact with these items may damage the nacre or cause discoloration over the time.
  • You should only put your pearls on after such cosmetics have been applied respecting the old adage “pearls should be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off”.
  • After you wear pearls, just wipe them off with a soft cloth, which may be dry or damp. You can even use a drop of olive oil on the cloth to help maintain their luster.

Do not store pearls in plastic. Pearls, as every organic material, need to breath !

Leather CARE

All my designs are conceived to last.
The leather I exclusively use for my creations is simply the best existing quality.

In addition, this finest quality leather is carefully and patiently hand-worked on the island to obtain this super resistant, lightweight and amazingly supple material, which is as unique and precious as the treasures I will knot with it.

Like any leather product, it must be cared for in order to maintain its beautiful appearance and durability.

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Getting the most life out of your fine handcrafted Trésors De St Barth jewelry is very easy:

  • The Leather must be moisturized any time it shows signs of dryness.
  • If leather gets too dry or if you have the impression that it is loosing his patina: simply rub Shea butter along the leather, moisture as often as needed to restore its softness and beauty.
  • Current water, sun, sand, sea, sports, daily activities travel and work: With good care your Tresors de St Barth jewels will last a lifetime and the leather will even acquire a rich patina as it ages naturally.

All items are sent out with a complimentary tiny tin of ultra-nourishing organic leather-care cream, perfect moisturizer for your jewel.

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Sizing References

Everyone is unique, both physically and in aesthetic preferences. In other words, we aren’t all “standard” size nor do we have the same taste in jewelry Whatever your size, age, gender, shape, or style, the appropriate size/length of Necklace / Bracelets is a matter of personal preference, style and comfort but — most of all — have fun with your jewelry!

Please note that the most of the design i propose are offered in variable indicated lengths, please inquire for specific length.
Due to the nature of the material I use, organic cultured pearls / leather & various treasures, exact length should be consider slightly approximate.

The following are the most commonly sold necklace & bracelet lengths and how they fall on the average body :

Women’s Standard Necklace :

15/16inches (38/40cm) Chocker lenth
17/18inches (43/45cm) Will reach the Collarbone
20inches (50cm) Just below the collarbone
22inches (55cm) Right at or above the neckline
24inches (60cm) A little below the neckline
30inches (75cm) Below the chest

Men’s Standard Necklace :

18inches (45cm) Base of the neck (for smaller neck sizes)
20inches (50cm) To collarbone, the most common length for the average size man
22inches (55cm) A few inches below the collarbone
24inches (60cm) Just above the sternum

Traditional Necklace :

15/16inches (38/40cm) Chocker
16/17inches (40/43cm) Average Short
18/20inches (46/50cm) Average Long
23inches (58cm) Matinee
30inches (76cm) Opera
36inches (91cm) Opera Long
40+inches (100+cm) Rope

Traditional Bracelet :

6/6.5inches (15/16.5cm) Small child or Small adult wrist
7/7.5inches (18/19cm) Average adults
7.5/8inches (19/20cm) Larger adults
9inches (22.5cm) For man with larger wrist

To find your perfect bracelet size, follow these steps:

  • STEP 1: Measure your wrist with a small string or a strip of paper just below the wrist bone, where you would normally wear the bracelet.
  • STEP 2: If you are using a plain strip of paper, mark your size with a pen or pencil then use a ruler to measure the length. That would be your wrist size.
  • STEP 3: Email me the result and let your own design begin.

I hope you’ve found this post helpful in providing general references to find your perfect necklace / bracelet length.

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