Jewellery Care Guide
Hints to keep your Jewellery looking fabulous
We advise that jewellery should be removed before sleeping, engaging in exercise, undertaking physical activity such as gardening or other heavy duty activities to avoid accidental damage.
Items should be stored separately as gems come in different grades of hardness and if stored together may be scratched or damaged.
Jewellery is the last item you should put on as direct contact with perfumes and hairspray may cause Jewellery to discolour.
It is not recommended that stone set Jewellery is worn while swimming or showering.
The settings of any stone-set piece should also be examined yearly to prevent the loss of precious stones.
Most Jewellery can be easily cleaned using a mild detergent and warm water. Rinse well and leave to dry. If in doubt speak to your local jeweller for their advice.
For best results, store items separately in soft pouches to prevent oxidisation.
The most tried-and-true, gentle way to clean fine jewellery is to do so at home using this DIY solution:
A dish, lukewarm water, a soft bristle toothbrush, and some mild dish detergent.
The milder the soap, the better.
To make the DIY jewellery cleaner, Mix a drop of dish soap in a bowl with some lukewarm water.
For extremely soiled fine jewellery that does not have fragile gemstones, soak the jewelry in the mixture for a few minutes.
Always remember that delicate gemstones should never be saturated for more than a few seconds.
Next, use the toothbrush to buff away any dirt and residue gently.
For dirt in hard to reach spots, carefully use a toothpick to dislodge it.
As you're cleaning the jewellery, take note of any loose stones or damage that needs to be repaired.
If gemstones are loose, stop wearing the jewellery until it can be fixed. Finally, pat the jewellery dry and allow it to air dry completely before putting it back into storage.
The exception to cleaning with water is Pyrite, also known as Marcasite.