Caring For Your Mignon Faget Jewelry
Mignon Faget jewelry is designed in her New Orleans studio and handcrafted by expert craftsmen. Properly maintained, your jewelry will improve with age and develop a rich patina.
Mignon Faget polishing gloves are available through all Mignon Faget galleries. All repairs should be handled through Mignon Faget, Ltd.
To keep your Mignon Faget jewelry in excellent condition Mignon recommends that you follow these instructions:
* Remove all jewelry prior to swimming, gardening, cleaning, heavy lifting and applying cosmetics. Chemicals in cosmetics, swimming pools and cleaning agents may damage metals, beading materials, and patinas.
* Store your jewelry in a cool, dry place in your Mignon Faget tarnish-preventive pouch. Exposure to air, excessive humidity, moisture, light and pollutants will cause your jewelry to tarnish. Store pieces individually. Precious metals such as Sterling Silver and 14K Gold can scratch easily.
* Do not use tarnish-removing dips or silver polishes. These will damage the patina of your jewelry.
* Do not use lemon-scented brands of liquid soap.
Shiny finishes should be cleaned with a Mignon Faget polishing cloth.
Matte and Penumbra finishes should be cleaned with a soft toothbrush and dry baking soda.
Some plated designs may require periodic replating, available through Mignon Faget, Ltd. for a nominal fee.
Pearls and Beaded Pieces:
Avoid exposure to chemicals such as hair spray, body lotions or perfumes. Mignon Faget suggests that necklaces and bracelets be stored flat. Hanging on a hook can stretch the thread. Mignon also recommends having pearls restrung periodically to avoid breakage.