- 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 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.