Special care for gold or platinum decorated dinnerware
All of our dinnerware patterns are microwave-safe except those decorated with precious metals (gold, silver or platinum). When Bernardaud uses a precious metal for decoration, the percentage of metal is high, so these dinnerware sets should never be put in a microwave.
If you choose to hand-wash your porcelain service, make sure to use a soft sponge and regular dishwashing liquid. Be careful not to use the abrasive side of the sponge, which can scratch or damage the surface of the decorations, especially gold and platinum. However, we recommend that you use a dishwasher, taking care to choose a low-temperature program and not to exceed the recommended amount of detergent. Whichever washing method you choose, we recommend that you wipe off your porcelain service afterwards with a soft cloth to preserve the shine of your decoration.
If your gold or platinum decorated service is not used regularly or if it is stored in a damp room, the gold or platinum may tarnish. The metal may also develop a patina from being rubbed by cutlery. In this case, simply polish it with a soft cloth and a few drops of a solution used for silverware maintenance. Afterwards, there is nothing better than frequent use to keep it looking its best!