Tips for caring for and cleaning your jewellery
Our pieces are made from quality materials and will last for many years if cared for correctly. We have popped together the below tips to keeping your jewellery looking its best and lasting a long life.
Specific care for pearls and pearl jewellery:
How to store your jewellery:
Tarnish proof boxes or individual bags are the best way of keeping your jewellery untarnished and reduce scratching. Many people also get anti-tarnish tabs in a velvet lined jewellery box. Please ensure they are kept in a cool, dry discrete place or in a safe.
When to wear your jewellery:
We recommend that you avoid wearing your jewellery whilst cleaning, gardening, swimming/showering and particularly when doing sporting and gym activities.
Remember gold and silver are relatively soft metals and damaging the setting or chain can compromise the safety of the stones and pearls. We always suggest precious jewellery is saved for wearing on occasion rather than everyday.
For all pearl jewellery we say avoid wearing them in pools, showers, saunas or in hot environments as heat can break down the jeweller's glue used when setting the pearls. We also suggest avoiding wearing rings whist doing dishes. Also avoid knocking any setting, a pearl is often held with a glued single pin and therefore can be knocked out of the setting if not cared for properly.
Also apply cosmetics, moisturizers and perfumes prior to putting on your jewellery.
How to clean your jewellery:
We do offer jewellery cleaning and polishing services. Please contact us if you would like to know more about these services and what we can do to bring your jewellery back to life.
After wearing we recommend to wipe jewellery with a soft lint free cloth. A soft fabric like velvet or cotton make a good cloth to wipe your pieces down.
You can also clean your jewellery in warm water and diluted dish washing liquid (one drop to 1/4 cup warm water). Allow your jewellery to soak for 10 minutes then use a soft tooth brush to clean areas like engraving, details and behind stones.
Other care for your jewellery:
Always ensure your jewellery is covered by your insurance policy and have a safe place for them to be stored when not being worn. Some insurance policies require valuation of higher value items so be sure to clarify this with them to ensure your jewellery is covered.