Helping to take care of your jewellery - some general guidelines and do's & don'ts

Do:

Add jewellery last when dressing

Store carefully to avoid tangling and scratching

Handle with care and patience

Check fasteners periodically for wear and tear

 

Don’t:

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

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.

Pearls

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.