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Jewelry Care

Jewelry is among some of our most loved and treasured possessions, and in order to preserve its beauty, we must care for it as such. While it is important to have your jewelry cleaned and checked regularly by your most trusted jeweler, there are many ways you are able to care for and protect your beloved pieces.

Storing Your Jewelry

  • Remove rings before performing household chores, going to the gym, swimming, and gardening. 
  • Jewelry should be stored separated from each other to avoid scratches and damage. It is best to store your jewelry in a jewelry box or in individual cases/pouches. 
  • Store necklaces, chains and bracelets flat to avoid kinks and knots.
  • Always store bead jewelry and pearls flat and in a soft pouch. Avoid storing pearls in plastic bags, as the lack of moisture will cause the pearl to dry out and decay.
  • Store jewelry away from sunlight, as light and heat may have adverse effects on certain gemstones, causing them to fade or even crack. 
  • Never throw your jewelry in your handbag or parcel.
  • Never leave jewelry on the edge of a sink – they can very easily slip down the drain.
  • Do not sleep in your jewelry.
  • When traveling, protect your pieces from scratches and impact damage by using a jewelry travel pouch with padding.

Cleaning Your Jewelry

  • Clean your jewelry and colored gems with warm water, a soft brush, and use only a mild soap (no detergents). Clean ear wires in rubbing alcohol.
  • A water pick or toothpick may be used to clean the hard to reach places 
  • Only use a soft polishing cloth to clean your pearls and gemstone jewelry 
  • Avoid wearing jewelry when spraying hair spray, perfume, and when coloring your hair
  • Purchase an appropriate cleaning solution to keep your pieces clean and untarnished. Consider using an ultrasonic cleaner, but first, consult your trusted jeweler about your gemstone cleaning.
  • Grease can be easily removed from gold jewelry by dipping it in rubbing alcohol.
  • Don’t rub precious metal with anything other than a fine piece of felt or polishing cloth to prevent scratching from fibers.
  • Never use an ultrasonic cleaner on organic materials such as amber, bone, coral, horn, ivory and pearls. Opals and Turquoise should also not be put in an ultrasonic.
  • Pearls require special care. After each wearing, gently wipe them with a soft cloth to remove body oils and perfume.

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