MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES
Each Susi di Re Jewel is entirely handmade in Italy, by using sophisticated techniques: each element is sewn on brass filigrees with a fine transparent nylon thread. Alternatively, components are hinged with small brass pins.
There are no weld joints.
All the brass elements are nickel-free.
Some components are not subjected to galvanic treatments, because of specific stylistic choices, to give the metal surface that slight patina - typical of brass - that makes the object appear as "vintage".
To bring each jewel back to its original splendour, gently rub the metal surfaces with a specific polishing cloth for brass. These can be found both online and in stores selling household products.
Do not rub the object too vigorously, to avoid detaching the elements and breaking the stitching.
Even the crystals and cabochons can be cleaned in the same way or even through the use of soft cotton pads soaked in alcohol.
To protect the brightness of the jewel as long as possible, we recommend some precautions: