Most Boutique Minimaliste accessories are handmade in limited batches by our team in Portugal. As a result, our pieces are truly unique, with stories and variations of their own. To keep your pieces in tip-top condition, we suggest storing it in a dust bag or box separately.
We only work with high-quality, enduring materials. Our jewelry is made to last with high-quality metals and plating.
Keep reading to know more about ALL the materials we use.
If your piece is made entirely from Stainless Steel, (with no pearls, rhinestones or any other material) feel free to live your life to the fullest with it. You can wash your hands, take a bath, do your normal life. Even use the alcohol gel we all keep in our bags these days.
Maintaining Stainless Steel jewelry is so easy as you won't have to have special cleaning solution to care for your jewelry. Just use warm water and liquid soap to keep your stainless steel jewelry good as new.
And YES! Our GOLD, STAYS GOLD. Yes, even with showers, lotions, etc...
Some pieces are mode delicate with vintage pearls, rhinestones, gemstones, etc. If this is the case, please, avoid perfumes, lotions, oils, water or any substances that may harm those pieces. Take off your jewelry when adding makeup, swimming, sleeping and exercising.
After each wear, gently wipe with a soft jewelry cloth and keep safe.
We use fresh water pearls from oysters and freshwater mussels that we carefully select for our pieces. Pearls are sensitive and delicate in nature, so don’t forget to treat them with love. Avoid hanging pearl necklaces on a hook. Prefer to lay it flat on a pouch for storage. Wear them! Pearls were originally born in the water and benefit immensely from absorbing the oils on your skin. So go ahead, put them on and show them you care. Seel ALL pearls here.
Sterling Silver pieces are H2O sensitive. Your gold vermeil and silver jewelry should be kept in a dark, cool and dry place. Avoid water when wearing your piece, because over time the sterling silver will oxidize. However, the oils in your skin will help keep sterling silver from oxidizing faster. So, wear often your Boutique Minimaliste jewelry.
For VINTAGE pieces & Gold and Silver plated metals, please expect some natural minor tarnishing over time with wear. To reduce the effect of wear, gently wipe jewelry with soft polishing cloth and store in a dry place. Protect jewelry from water or any lotions, from abrasive surfaces and harsh chemicals and please be mindful of wearing makeup near jewelry or of getting your plated metal piece wet. Tarnishing and discoloration occur by the oxidization process, when metal is in contact with air and acids through handling and moisture.
Boutique Minimaliste recommends that you always store your jewelry pieces individually, in a box or pouch for protection, so that they don’t rub together, scratch or tangle.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
We are located in sunny Lisbon, Portugal, in Europe.
And we ship worldwide every Friday. :)
WHERE DO WE SHIP TO?
For these countries we offer DHL Shipping that takes less than a week to arrive and costs 80€. Unfortunately we cannot offer Free Shipping for these countries, because of previous shipping issues with the regular shipping companies. We simply cannot risk our pieces not getting to you. :)
WHAT IS THE ESTIMATED ARRIVAL & SHIPPING COSTS?
**Depending where you are located.
***If you are sending a parcel to an island, such as the Portuguese, Spanish, French, Greek, Italian or Caribbean Islands, play it safe and allow an extra couple of weeks or even months. Remote locations in Africa, India, China and the Middle East may also take a little longer.
Weather, Customs and other factors (such as the actual pandemic) may delay your order. Please be patient during these hard times.
DO I HAVE TO PAY DUTIES AND CUSTOM TAXES?
Please read above. ❤️
DO I HAVE TO SIGN FOR MY ORDER?
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKES TO SHIP?
Most in-stock orders ship on the Friday following date of purchase. Pending availability.
An order placed on a holiday or on weekends will begin processing the next business day and will be shipped next Friday. Orders ship from our studio in Lisbon, Portugal.
WHY SHOULD I REGISTER?
HOW CAN I PAY?
HOW DO I MAKE A PURCHASE?
Please note items are only held for you once you checkout completely. Adding an item to your cart does not guarantee that you will be able to purchase it at a later date.
The order will be shipped to the provided address. Please make sure you provide the correct address. If your order is returned due to incorrect address or if you don’t pick up your order, a shipping fee will be charged to ship it again.
If your order is lost due to incorrect address, Boutique Minimaliste won’t send you another or refund you.
VAT (at 23%) is automatically taken off any orders being delivered outside the EU. This amount has already been deducted from the listed price.
Please note that you will be responsible for all duties and taxes incurred in the country of destination.