Care instructions

Gold

Lapponia gold products can be cleaned with special cleaning agents for gold, available in jewelry shops. Gold jewelry can also be cleaned with water and mild detergent with a small and soft brush.

Silver

Metal oxidation cause tarnishing of precious metals such as silver. This is caused, among others, by the sulfur compounds that the air contains. Chemicals, such as skin care products and perfumes also contribute to the tarnishing of the jewelry. This is why the jewelry should always be put on after make-up and use of hair products. A good rule of thumb is “put on last, take off first”. The storage conditions and method of cleaning also affects the required polishing frequency.

Please keep in mind that proper storing and usage are essential to maintain the jewelry in good condition. Silver is a fairly soft material and has got a tendency to become easily scratched. To achieve the best possible outcome of cleaning of the jewelry, we recommend you to send the piece of jewelry through our retailers to our Lapponia production for cleaning.

Information about pearls and mother-of-pearl:

  • Both freshwater pearls and mother-of-pearl are used in the production of Lapponia Jewelry. Both are similar to their characteristics. 
  • As pearls and mother-of-pearl are natural materials they can easily lose their typical shine and lustre.
  • Cosmetics, such as perfumes, hairspray and moisturisers and perspiration may damage pearls, mother-of-pearl and the stringing material. We recommend you always to wipe your pearls after use with a clean, soft cloth, such as a flannel.
  • It is also a good idea to have your pearl strings checked by a professional from time to time and, when necessary, have them re-stringed.
  • The surface of a pearl may be damaged by sharp objects, so it is essential to store and use them separately from other jewelry.
  • The basic rule is to dress pearls on last and take them off first.

Opening and locking the bayonet clasp

To open:
  1. Push the two ends of the clasp towards each other.
  2. Turn one end 90 degrees counterclockwise.
  3. Pull the clasp ends apart.
To lock:
  1. Push the two ends of the clasp towards each other with the slots marked on the clasp facing the same way.
  2. Turn one end 90 degrees clockwise.
  3. You can release the clasp ends now – the spring will push one end back slightly.


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Lapponia Jewelry

Inspired by the northern nature, the revolutionary Lapponia Jewelry products have brought joy to the world already for over 50 years.

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Based on distinctive form language, the best materials, careful handcraft and limited series - each Lapponia product is an entity of its own, Scandinavian design finalized to perfection.

Handcrafted in Finland

All Lapponia Jewelry products are designed and carefully handcrafted in Finland, continuing the Finnish goldsmiths' long tradition in the art of jewelry manufacturing.