Mimi et Toi
18K Gold Plated Brass
Size detail: 6 mm / 0,24 inch
On a spring day in May 2009, MIMI ET TOI was founded in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Mimi van Dijk.
Looking back now, Mimi realizes she has always had a big love for jewelry and accessories. During travels across the world Mimi would connect with fellow travelers by crafting bracelets and bands on request, sourcing the necessary materials for her designs from local companies and individuals.
Nowadays the MIMI ET TOI collection consists of rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets. The collection has expanded to also contain luxury leather bags and accessories. All items – whether jewelry or leather – show a high level of craftsmanship. Each MIMI ET TOI item is completely made by hand by skilled artisans. The MIMI ET TOI jewelry collection consists of a core collection that is complemented by two-yearly seasonal collections. Materials used are amongst others 18K Gold Plated Brass, Pearls, Semi-Precious Stone, Wood, 925 Sterling Silver. Just like Mimi herself, MIMI ET TOI has evolved from boho line into an established feminine, sophisticated and Minimalism worldwide presence.
To make sure you can enjoy your Mimi et Toi necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings to the utmost, there are some jewelry care instructions you should read first.
This is important, because our silver, gold plated and brass pieces are delicate and we cannot take responsibility for careless wear or storage.
Avoid direct contact with water (salt or fresh), excessive perspiration and chemicals. Avoid your jewelry coming into contact with perfume or perfumed lotions. Excessive light, heat or moisture will deteriorate the quality of plating on the metal.
To clean gold plated jewelry wipe lightly your gold plated piece with a cotton cloth.
Silver- can be cleaned with silver polish.
Brass jewelry is resistant to corrosion, so it does not rust. But is does tarnish, meaning it gets dirty and shows a faint black hue. The reason for the tarnish is that brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, which will naturally tarnish when exposed to oxygen. Oils from your skin in addition to oxygen in the air accelerate tarnishing on your brass jewelry. If your brass jewelry is tarnished, get a brass and copper polish and clean your jewelry with a soft cloth. The tarnish will disappear, and it also provides a long-lasting shine to your brass jewelry, protecting it from tarnish for a while.