Caring for and Cleaning your Jewellery

Always try to avoid jewellery coming into contact with bleach, soap, perfume, cosmetics, hairsprays and other forms of chemicals. Take your jewellery off at night and keep it in a jewellery box, preferably with compartments that avoid items rubbing against each other.

You should regularly check jewellery for any wear or damage. The claws of stone-set rings in particular should be inspected for wear to avoid any stones coming loose and being lost.

Caring for Gold, Silver and Platinum

Over time a build up of oils and dirt can cause an item of jewellery to look tired or dull. Often all they need to bring them back to life is a clean.There are many different ways to clean gold and platinum. For a highly polished finish and to remove any surface scratches we can carry out a thorough clean and polish with our specialist equipment in store. We also sell micro-fibre cloths and liquid cleaners suitable for cleaning gold, silver and platinum, which can lift dirt and brighten the appearance of your jewellery.

Caring for Diamond Jewellery

To keep your ring sparkling, clean it regularly to remove oils, creams and everyday dirt, which can cloud the stone and make it look dull. We can advise you on how best to clean your diamond jewellery, and will be able to clean it for you in store with our specialist equipment. Alternatively you can buy specialist diamond jewellery cleaning products for you to use at home. Once a year it may be a good idea to have the diamond cleaned and have the security of the setting checked. Diamond Jewellery can be stored individually in soft cloth pouches when not being worn to prevent the diamond or diamonds from scratching or dulling other jewellery.

Caring for Pearls

Pearls are an organic gem, and because of this they should be treated with extra care. Here are a few helpful tips to ensure your pearls remain looking their best for longer:

  • Store your pearls separately in the box or pouch provided.

  • Do not drop pearls into handbags or drawers without first placing them into the box or pouch provided.

  • Try not to knock your pearls against sharp or hard surfaces.

  • After each wear, wipe your pearls with a soft damp cloth to remove any build up of body oils or perspiration.

  • Re-string every one to two years to ensure the thread does not deteriorate.

  • Remember “Last on, first off” – always avoid pearls coming into contact with perfumes and sprays.

 

If you would like to get your jewellery professionally cleaned, or would like advice on how to clean it at home, Just call in.

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