QUESTIONS & CURIOSITIES ABOUT SILVER JEWELRY
What does “entirely created with the traforo (openwork) technique jewelry” mean?
All Fery’s are the product of the openwork (traforo) technique. This means each piece is executed entirely by hand on a silver sheet of varying thickness (depending on the project), one by one and with the tools specific to this technique.
I don’t use stencils or lasers of any kind. Each piece is characterized by slight differences one from the other. Each jewel is unique. I specialize in single pieces or relatively small productions of the same project.
How can I turn a design, logo, or my family initials into something Fery?
Send me an email with the design you would like to create in jpeg or gif and we’ll evaluate the feasibility of its translation to silver, taking into account possibile modifications and a rough budget.
Which metals are used in the creation of the accessories? Is it real silver jewelry?
Exclusively and oly silver 925. Nothing is wasted. Leftover material is recast and laminated in the lab once more.
There are little details gilded or colored with galvanic process or by hand or small part of brass and gold, but you find the details into the jewel description.
My silver has changed color. Why?
This is perfectly normal, even typical. Silver is a metal subject to oxidation, which is the blackening or yellowing of the metal due to outside factors such as contact with air, dust, or chemical agents.
How can I get the silver back to its color?
There are a number of methods to get silver back to its original state. One option is to use special detergents for silver, which are available in cream or liquid. However, due to their slightly abrasive quality, it’s better not to use them too often. A more simple and effective method is to use your Fery often, washing them after wear to remove sweat or cosmetic residue. For this, a neutral hand soap, or a delicate dish soap, will do. Another method, especially to remove more stubborn residue, is to fill an aluminium container with water that’s been brought to a boil and add a couple of teaspoons of bicarbonate soda (in proportion to the amount of water), and submerge your jewel in it. Keep an eye on it and change the doses or soaking time for the desired effect.
If the jewel is scratched or has an opaque effect you don’t like, there is always the option of sending it to a jewelry lab to have them remove the imperfections.
The silver is scratched, bent, distorted. Why?
Silver, unlike other metals of the same color such as titanium or steel, is a more supple metal and even somewhat soft depending on the way it’s treated. It’s important to handle the jewel with care, avoiding any treatment that may deteriorate it. Once out of the lab, the jewel is under your responsibility. I will be happy to share tips on proper handling of each piece according to its necessities.
However, the most important recommendation I can give is to handle each piece with care and store it properly.