With a little TLC, your beautiful new jewelry will be passed through generations. You can ensure this by following our simple jewelry-care tips.
Regular cleaning will help a piece retain its glamour and shine. With the exception of pearls, emeralds and opals, you should gently clean your jewelry in warm soapy water and brush it with a soft brush such as a baby’s toothbrush to keep it sparkling. After cleaning, dry with a soft cloth.
Pearls, emeralds and opals can be cleaned using a soft, dry cloth. The first rule of pearls is that they should be the last piece you put on and the first thing you take off. Pearls are particularly susceptible to loss of shine, especially if they’re in constant contact with perfume, natural body oils, and perspiration. To maintain their natural beauty, wipe them with a soft, damp cloth after each wearing to remove traces of these residues.
A diamond is one of the hardest substances on earth, but treat your diamond jewelry gently because a hard blow can still be damaging.
Don’t forget to remove your rings when washing your hands or showering, since soap particles may become lodged in stone settings and crevices. Soaps can also leave a film over metal and stones, creating a dull appearance.
Moisture and salts encourage the appearance of tarnish; so if you are storing your jewelry somewhere humid, keep it bone dry by adding to the storage space a desiccant crystal packet.
For all jewelry, avoid exposure to hot water and/or harsh chemicals and acids (such as household chemicals, perfumes, or hairspray and chlorinated water in swimming pools) since these may erode the finish or cause discoloration.
To prevent scratches, warping and other impact-induced damage, avoid wearing jewelry when working out, playing sports, on the beach, swimming, cleaning or gardening.
Check regularly for signs of wear and tear, particularly around exposed areas such as catches or joints. Over time, diamond and stone settings can become loose, especially when continually caught on garments or in contact with hard surfaces.
To avoid damage, keep your jewelry in separate pouches, and fasten all chains and catches before storing flat.
It’s important that you’re able to show off your jewelry as often as you’d like, so if you have any queries about the best way to look after your new jewelry, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are more than happy to advise you.