Jewellery Care Guide
Jewellery is among our most personal and cherished possessions. Knowing how to take care of it, can make the world of difference! Here are some tips:
Engagement, Eternity and Wedding Rings
- Diamonds and other precious stones attract dirt and oils quite quickly and easily. If your diamond begins to appear cloudy or dirty this is most like due to trapped dirt and oils and will require professional cleaning.
- Avoid contact with acids, abrasives or other harsh chemicals such as bleach and other household cleaning products.
- Avoid heavy hands on activity whilst wearing your ring such a gardening, moving furniture and exercising.
- A pre-wedding professional clean is advised to have your ring looking its best on the big day.
- Over time white gold rings will begin to look worn. If scratches occur it may begin to look yellow due to the yellow gold underneath and the ring will need replated in rhodium.
- To avoid oxidation, store your silver jewels in a cool dry place.
- To retain shine and prevent discoloration, limit exposure to corrosive agents such as perfume, chlorine and sweat for long periods of time.
- Remove your silver jewellery before exercising or carrying out other physical work.
- To avoid scratches, always keep pieces separated. Wrap them in soft cloth or tissue paper and store them in jewellery boxes.
- Wipe your silver jewellery with cotton pads or our cleaning cloth to remove dust and dirt. For a more thorough cleaning, try our Silver Jewellery cleaner to keep your pieces in mint condition - https://bit.ly/2RWDEkw
- Avoid contact with acids, abrasives or other harsh chemicals such as household cleaning products. Exposure to chlorine in particular should be avoided.
- To maintain the original glow of gold, regular polishing is advised and a yearly professional cleaning to keep it in pristine condition.
- Store your gold jewellery away from other pieces of jewellery in fabric bags, soft cloth and boxes to avoid scratches and tangling.
- Due to the nature of white gold, it will lose its luster over time. Having it professionally polished every two years is advisable. As white gold is rhodium plated it can wear off quickly due to friction. For this reason, white gold rings will need to be replated once every two years. We offer this service from our physical stores.
- Depending on the material from which its made, some costume jewellery can be very susceptible to tarnishing. Do not get it wet and remove when washing hands, showering or swimming.
- Do not wear before applying fake tan, creams, perfumes, hairspray or other beauty products.
- Keep away from harsh chemicals such as cleaning products.
- Do not use jewellery cleaner on costume jewellery.
- Store costume jewellery in air tight bags or wrap in anti-tarnish paper.
And remember "jewellery should be the last thing you put on, and the first thing you take off"