Jewelry manufacturing & care and cleaning

In Cauda Venenum jewelry is made from precious and durable materials : 24k gold plated brass gilded with 1 micron thickness, mother-of-pearl, freshwater pearls and natural and semi-precious stones. They are guaranteed to be free of nickel, cadmium and lead. 

In order to guarantee the best quality for our jewelry, they are plated by a renowned historical French gilder, which has been working for several decades with many fashion and haute couture houses. All our jewelry is made and plated in France.

And all of our jewelry is plated with recycled gold. Why that ? 

Gold mining is extremely polluting. Indeed, industrial (= legal) extraction requires the massive use of cyanide and caustic soda, and gold miners who extract gold from illegal ores use solutions based on mercury and cyanide. Today there are foundries which offer an alternative to traditional mines and which reduce their environmental impact by more than 98% thanks to their recycling process..

In addition to the environmental issues that seem impossible to ignore today, we’re also talking of illegal exploitation, child labor, corruption and human rights violations.

Gold has the advantage of being able to be melted, transformed and recycled over and over again. Our gilder works with a French foundry that melts and transforms gold in France. We also recycle all of our chain scraps and primers by sending them back to the same foundry specialized in metal recycling.

In this way, we work in a closed circuit and we can trace our materialsunlike most brands which cannot certify the provenance of the gold used in their jewelry. 

 

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR JEWELRY:

To keep your jewelry as long as possible, it is not recommended to expose them to water, cleaning products, chlorine, sea water, sweat, perfume and cosmetic products which can be corrosive and may affect the quality of the gold plating and the appearance and color of stones and pearls. We recommend that you remove your jewelry before washing your hands or taking a shower to avoid dulling their shine.

Simply use a soft polishing cloth such as a chamois cloth to clean your jewelry. Never use jewelry cleaners or chemical products that could damage it rather than restoring it.

Each piece of jewelry comes with a cotton pouch or box, so you can store it when you're not wearing it, at home, at the gym, at the pool... and take it with you when you go out of town. 

Because each piece of jewelry is designed and handcrafted in France, because we trust the quality of what we make, all our jewelry is guaranteed for one year from the date of purchase. Do not hesitate to read our Terms and Conditions for more information or to contact us at hello@incaudavenenum.fr

 

SUSTAINABILITY :

Your jewelry has lost its shine and you no longer dare to wear it? Send it back to us and we'll give it a second life! Our jewels are resistant but not indestructible, the gilding has a limited lifespan and it is normal for them to tarnish little by little over time, over the years, depending on how often you wear them, the acidity of your skin, the maintenance you give them...

But in our opinion, that's no reason to put them aside and stop wearing them! Send us your jewel, we will gild it again, and it will be like new! To know the conditions and prices, do not hesitate to send an email to support@incaudavenenum.fr

 

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