Fine jewellery is a precious investment that is meant to last a lifetime and be passed on to loved ones. Jewellery is often gifted to mark a special occasion, life event or an expression of love. Fine jewellery is made with a lot of hard work and precision and a lot of money is spent on it, so for this reason, you should care for and maintain your jewellery accordingly. Below are some tips that will help make caring and maintaining your jewellery a breeze.
Most diamond and gemstone jewellery can be cleaned at home very easily. All you need is a bowl of warm water, some dishwashing liquid and a soft toothbrush. Let the items soak in the soapy water for a few minutes, then give them a light scrub with the brush, rinse under the tap and dry on a tea-towl with a hair dryer. Pearls can be cleaned with a soft lint-free cloth and very dirty pearls can be cleaned in mild-soapy water and wiped off with a soft damp cloth.
Wear and tear happens on frequently worn jewellery; that’s why it is important to have your jewellery professionally checked and serviced every 1 - 2 years depending on wear. Our professional jewellers will inspect and tighten any settings that may come loose, file out any deep scratches and dents and polish your jewellery to give that fresh, clean look.
Keeping your jewellery stored safely when it is not worn is paramount. Where possible, keep your jewellery (and its related documents - invoices, certificates, valuations etc) that is not worn regularly in a locked safe in the boxes or pouches they came in. For jewellery that you wear on a regular or daily basis (earrings, engagement ring, wedding ring, watch etc), remember to keep them in a handy spot at home when you take them off; and always keep them in the same spot - that way you will never forget where you left them. It is also wise to keep your jewellery in a soft-padded jewellery box.
As you wear jewellery more frequently, it becomes part of your lifestyle and look. Jewellery is meant to be worn, enjoyed and admired, however, jewellery is not indestructable and you should keep the following tips in mind: