TIPS ON JEWELLERY CARE

ALWAYS:

  • Apply lotion, cosmetics, hairspray and perfume before dressing in jewellery.
  • When undressing, wipe each piece with a clean soft cloth to remove oils.
  • Store in a soft box, separately or wrapped individually in tissue to prevent scratches.

NEVER:

  • Never wear jewellery when doing physical work such as housekeeping, gardening or to the gym.
  • Never expose jewellery to household cleaning chemicals.
  • Never expose jewellery to chlorine swimming pools or hot tubs.

TIPS FOR CLEANING:

  • Follow the instructions appearing on the label or box.
  • Clean in a secure location, not the rim of a sink where a piece may slip down the drain.
  • Use only a soft brush, never sharp or hard objects, to remove dirt or particles.
  • Clean your jewelry often; lotions, soaps and skin oils alter the optical properties of diamonds and gemstones, causing them to look dull.
  • Seriously soiled jewelry should be cleaned professionally.
  • Clean diamond jewelry with a soft brush dipped in warm water and mild detergent; rinse under running water.
  • Never expose pearl jewelry to chemicals or solvents and store each piece in a soft bag.
  • Don’t expose colored gemstones to chemicals, solvents or ultrasonics without knowing their specific cleaning requirements.

TIPS FOR LONG LIFE:

  • Keep your jewellery certificates in a safe location for security.
  • Have your jewellery cleaned and checked by a professional for worn mountings, loose prongs and general condition at least once per year.
  • Have white gold re-plated, platinum re-polished and prongs re-tipped as necessary to maintain original condition (generally every couple of years).
  • Have frequently-worn pearls restrung when necessary, with a knot between each pearl to prevent loss if the string breaks.
  • Some coloured gemstones should not be exposed to sudden temperature changes.
  • Select jewellery pieces to suit your lifestyle.
  • Treat each piece with great care.

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