CARING FOR YOUR JEWELLERY
Jewellery is a truly special accessory. Whether it’s a sentimental piece or just something you love, you want to keep your jewellery looking at its breath-taking best and as good as new. Here we help you do just that.
Top tips for caring for your jewellery at home
Store your jewellery in a clean, dry place
Don't jumble pieces together as they can scratch each other and cause chipping
Keep them stored in separate boxes or in pieces of tissue paper
See your jeweller at least once a year in order to have all your jewellery professionally cleaned and checked for general wear and tear.
Jewellery can become dirty from natural skin oils and from dirt in the atmosphere. Regularly cleaning jewellery will help to keep it looking as gorgeous as the day it was purchased.
Sterling Silver reacts to sulphur dioxide in the air, and naturally discolours because of this. This is normal and easily rectified.
Cleaning Solution: The Sterling Silver Cleaner is probably the best home-solution to cleaning your Silver jewellery. This liquid has been specially designed to remove oxidation or discolouration from the metal, and to remove dirt from any stones set in the jewellery. Cleaning solution is fast, effective, and affordable. This solution will restore your silvers’ original colour and sparkle. (Not suitable for silver plated items).
Note: It is not recommended that pre-oxidized jewellery is cleaned in a de-oxidation solution.
Silver Polishing Cloth: In order to restore the lustre of your Silver jewellery, you may simply use a Silver polishing cloth on the metal which should produce a lovely shine. Our Silver Polishing cloths have a unique solution embedded in them, specially fashioned to remove surface dirt while restoring sparkle. Polishing cloths are available from us.
Mild Detergent Bowl: Simply mix a mild cleaning detergent such as washing liquid or liquid hand soap to luke-warm water to create a sudsy solution. Immerse the jewellery in the solution and use a soft brush to gently clean the jewellery. Rinse under fresh water, and pat dry using a lint-free cloth. This solution is effective in cleaning pre-oxidized items.
A clean diamond has a beautiful fire and a brilliant sparkle. Everyday products such as skin cream, soap, oils and cosmetics can dull your diamond’s natural radiance. Keep your diamond clean and gleaming.
Here are some tips on how to keep your diamond at its best:
Cleaning Solution: Use our recommended liquid jewellery cleaning solution. The liquid cleaner is the ideal home-solution to keeping your diamond as beautiful as they day you bought it.
Mild Detergent Bowl: Make up a small bowl of warm water and a mild cleaning detergent – washing up liquid or liquid soap. Place your diamond jewellery into the bowl and use a small soft toothbrush to gently clean the jewellery. Rinse the jewellery thoroughly after cleaning and pat dry with a Gold and Diamond Cloth, or a soft lint-free cloth.
Here are some tips on how to keep your Gold Jewellery clean and looking new.
Gold Polishing Cloth: In order to restore the lustre of your gold jewellery, you may simply use a gold polishing cloth to polish the metal, which should produce a lovely shine. Gold Polishing cloths available from us and are specially designed to remove surface dirt from gold, while restoring sparkle.
Alternatively, you may use a simple lint-free cloth which will also help re-shine the gold.
Cleaning Solution: The Gold and Diamond Jewellery Cleaner is probably the best home-solution to cleaning your gold jewellery. Specially designed to remove dirt from the metal and any diamonds or stones set in the jewellery, it is fast and effective (Not suitable for gold plated items).
Mild Detergent Bowl: If you do not have a Gold and Diamond Jewellery Cleaner, you may make your own home solution. Simply mix a mild cleaning detergent such as washing liquid or liquid hand soap to luke-warm water to create a sudsy solution. Immerse the jewellery in the solution and use a soft brush to gently clean the jewellery. Rinse under fresh water, and pat dry using a lint-free cloth.
Buff and Polish: Gold jewellery, especially gold rings, can become scratched due to daily wear.
All cleaning tips suggested for cleaning Gold can be applied to White Gold. However, your white gold rings will need additional polishing care as the Rhodium plating which gives the metal its white sparkle will naturally wear away from daily wear.
Rhodium Plating: It is recommended that a white gold ring should be re-rhodium plated every 12-18 months in order to help it remain as beautiful as the day it was bought. Have your rings re-rhodium plated, buffed and polished. You won’t recognise how fabulous they look after a little TLC.