Helping to take care of your jewellery - some general guidelines and do's & don'ts
• Add jewellery last when dressing
• Store carefully to avoid tangling and scratching
• Handle with care and patience
• Check fasteners periodically for wear and tear
• Wear when bathing
• Wear in bed
• Wear when exercising
• Wear when doing housework, D.I.Y., Gardening etc
• Allow direct contact with perfume, hairspray, body lotions, foundations etc.
• Use abrasive cleaners on jewellery
Charms with stones or colour do not immerse in water or clean with liquid jewellery cleaner.
Precious Metals - Sterling Silver
Sterling silver is one of the precious metals with a cool stylish look. It is also a natural characteristic of silver to tarnish. To remove the tarnish clean with a specialist cleaning cloth or fluid.
Precious Metals - Yellow Gold
Yellow gold is a precious metal with warmth and lustre. It can be kept clean and lustrous with a specialist cleaning cloth or fluid. Periodic specialist cleaning and polishing by your jeweller is also recommended.
Precious Metals - White Gold
White gold is a precious metal that is both beautiful and popular. The white lustre is enhanced by rhodium plating (rhodium is a member of the platinum family) which with general wear will fade over time. Therfore white gold requires a higher maintenance to retain its lustre. To restore the white lustre re-rhodium plating periodically is required. This specialist procedure can be carried out by your jeweller.
All types of pearls, cultured, freshwater and simulated require treating with care. Cosmetics, perfume, hairspray should all be applied and allowed to dry before putting on pearls. Take care not to pull or snag. After wearing wipe pearls with a soft cloth or tissue.