Helpful Tips for the Care of Jewellery
- Apply lotion, cosmetics, hairspray, and perfume before dressing in jewelry
- When undressing, wipe each piece with a clean, soft cloth to remove oils and perspiration when undressingWipe.
- Store in a fabric-lined box, separately or individually wrapped in tissue to prevent scratches.
- Never wear jewelry when doing physical work, such as housekeeping, gardening, or exercise.
- Never expose jewelry to household cleaning products.
- Never expose jewelry to chlorine in 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 diamonds and gemstones' optical properties, causing them to look dull. Use only a soft brush, never sharp or hard objects, to remove dirt or particles.
- 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 Laboratory Reports in a safe location, separate from jewelry pieces, for security.
- Have your jewelry 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 to maintain original condition (generally every 24 months).
- Have frequently-worn pearls restrung as necessary, with a knot between each pearl to prevent loss if the string breaks.
- Some colored gemstones should not be exposed to sudden temperature changes; know your pieces and their needs.
Select daily-wear jewelry that is in harmony with your lifestyle and schedule of activities.
- Treat each piece as if it were a family heirloom, for someday, it may be.