Regular cleaning will help your jewellery maintain its glamour and shine. With the exception of pearls, emeralds and opals, you should gently clean your jewellery in warm soapy water and brush it with a soft brush to keep it sparkling (i.e. a baby’s toothbrush). After cleaning, wipe dry with a soft cloth.
Pearls, emeralds and opals can be cleaned using a soft, dry cloth while we recommend that valuable jewellery should be taken to a professional cleaner. Pearls could lose their shine if in contact with perfume, natural body oils, and other chemicals. To maintain their natural beauty, wipe them with a soft, damp cloth after wearing to remove traces of these residues.
Don’t forget to remove your rings when washing up or showering, as soap particles may become lodged in stone settings and crevices. Soaps can also leave a film over metal and stones, creating a dull appearance.
For all jewellery, avoid exposure to hot water and/or harsh chemicals and acids (such as household chemicals, perfumes, or hairspray) as these may erode the finish or cause discoloration.
To prevent scratches and other damage, avoid wearing jewellery when 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, stone settings can become loose, especially when caught on garments or in contact with hard surfaces.
To avoid damage, keep your jewellery in separate pouches, and close all chains and bracelets before storing.
If you have any questions about the best way to look after your new jewellery, don’t hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to advise you.