The Pesci jewellery collection is handmade using the ancient lost-wax
casting method in a small atelier in Florence, Italy.
For the past 20 years, its team of designers and craftsmen has strived to maintain
their natural creative process and a timeless taste for essential forms.
The bronze used to produce the jewellery pieces gives them a rustic, antique feel
while their intricate details bear some resemblance to Etruscan works.
Unique symbols are hand carved into each individual piece while irregularities and
imperfections ensure no two designs are exactly the same.
Bronze is a live alloy of metals and it reacts differently depending on your skin’s pH level.
Some people may notice their jewellery pieces will get darker over time while others will see
them become shinier with wear.
Because of the copper content in bronze, sometimes wearing bronze jewellery can cause your
skin to turn green where it touches the metal. This green staining is not harmful to the skin,
nor is it permanent. It can be easily washed off with soap and water. You can have your bronze
jewellery sealed with clear nail polish to prevent your skin from turning green.
To clean your bronze jewellery, apply some mild soap to the piece, and rub it to take out any
dirt that has accumulated. Rinse it with water and dry it using a towel.
Bronze jewellery may tarnish with time and wear. You can restore your jewellery’s original,
shiny look by removing the patina with a mix of 2 to 3 tablespoons of baking soda and
lemon juice. Rub the paste onto your jewellery using a cloth or a toothbrush until the item is
clean – then rinse it and dry it with a cloth. If the patina is persistent, you might need to
repeat the process until the tarnish goes away. You can also soak the piece in vinegar for
about 20 minutes before cleaning it.
When taking off your bronze jewellery after wearing it, wipe the piece clean with a soft
cloth before storing it. This will help remove any traces of oils from your skin. You can keep
your jewellery piece in its original bag to slow down the formation of patina.
Clean your silver jewellery with a mild soap and water solution, then pat dry it with a soft
cloth. For more stubborn dirt, use a cleaner designed for silver use.
If your silver jewellery has tarnished, you can use a tarnish-removing polishing cream to
remove the black coating. For persistent tarnish, you may also use a silver cleaning dip. Line
a glass container with aluminium foil, pour some hot water and add one or two tablespoons
of salt and baking soda. Leave your silver piece in the dip for about five minutes, then rinse
it with water and dry it using a soft cloth.
Don’t use toothpaste to clean your silver jewellery as it can be too abrasive and cause
damage. Don’t wear your silver jewellery in chlorinated water or when working with
Store your jewellery piece in a cool, dry place, preferably in its original bag or wrapped in a
soft piece of felt to slow down tarnishing.