Jewelry Care

Jewelry Care


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 cloths are available through all Mignon Faget galleries and online. 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:

Do:

  • 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:

  • 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.

Cleaning & Repair Services

Cleaning and repair services are available for Mignon Faget jewelry only. Please allow four weeks for repairs, in addition to shipping time.

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POLISHING

Let our expert craftspeople restore your Mignon Faget jewelry to its original luster. Available with or without patina.

Earrings Without Patina: $25
With Patina: $45
With Stones: $65
Pendant Without Patina: $15
With Patina: $35
With Stones: $55
Necklace (Full Metal) Without Patina: $25
With Patina: $45
With Stones: $65
Bracelet Without Patina: $30
With Patina: $45
With Stones: $65
Ring Without Patina: $15
With Patina: $35
With Stones: $55
Chain $25

RESTRINGING

Mignon Faget recommends having pearls restrung periodically to avoid breakage.

PRICE DETERMINED BY NUMBER OF STRANDS IN A SINGLE NECKLACE.
1 Strand $1.25/inch
2 Strands $1.75/inch
3 Strands $2.25/inch
4+ Strands $2.75/inch
Beading Lengthen (Does not include restring) $10.00/inch

MISCELLANEOUS REPAIRS

Attach Charm/Pendant (New) $0
Move Single Charm & Polish Without Patina: $20
With Patina: $40
Move Each Additional Charm & Polish $10
Change Length Charm Bracelet $30 per 1/2 inch
Replace Catch or Hinge or Pin Sterling Silver: $44
14K Gold: $99
Polish and Straighten Pin $30
Replace Catch or Hinge or Pin Sterling Silver: $44
14K Gold: $99
Convert Earrings to/from Clipped Sterling Silver: $56
14K Gold Pierced to Clip: $221
14K Gold Clip to Pierced: $86
Repair Earring Clips Sterling Silver: $56
14K Gold: $200
Replace Earring Wire Sterling Silver: $30
14K Gold: $50
Replace Earring Posts Sterling Silver: $25
14K Gold: $44
Reshape and Polish Cuff $30
Re-Wrap John Humphries Bangle $35
Replace/Repair Pin Catch for Bracelet Sterling Silver: $75
14K Gold: $265
Reshape Ring Without Stones: $35
With Stones: Will Quote
Fix or Shorten Standard Chain $24
Change/Replace Standard Chain Clasp Sterling Silver: $32
14K Gold: $72
Change/Replace Clasp to Lobster Clasp Sterling Silver: $35
14K Gold: $75
Change/Replace Clasp to Toggle Clasp Sterling Silver: $35
14K Gold: $75
Add Safety Bar to Toggle Clasp (Small) Sterling Silver: $55
14K Gold: $135
Polish and Restring Gumbo or Fish & Chip Necklace $115
Restring Lashed Fences Bracelet $95

Metal & Material Specifications

Mignon Faget designs are handcrafted in Sterling Silver, 14K Gold, 14K Rose Gold, Platinum-Clad Sterling Silver (Sterling Silver with a Platinum overlay), Gold-Plated Sterling (Sterling Silver with 24K gold overlay), Bronze and Bronze D'oré (Bronze with a 24K Gold overlay), Ebony Wood or Leather.

John Humphries designs are handcrafted in Stainless Steel, Sterling Silver, Gold Plated Brass (Brass with a 24K gold overlay), Rose and Green Gold (Stainless Steel with an 18K gold overlay), and Glass Beads.

Mignon Faget HOME designs are produced in Crystal, Glass, Ceramic, Pewter, Wood, Linen and Sterling Silver.

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

Do not submerge beaded pieces in soapy water. This will harm the beading thread. 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. Restringing is available through Mignon Faget, Ltd. for a nominal fee.

Stones

Some stones are hand selected and custom cut. Special care should be taken not to damage the stones. Rings should be removed before washing hands, swimming, cleaning, gardening and heavy lifting.

Note: Mignon Faget uses hand-selected stones and beads, stone colors and beading material may vary based on availability. Each jewelry design is delicate, special care should be taken not to damage the stones.