Many factors can influence the condition of jewelry. Therefore you should make sure that your jewelry is properly cleaned, repaired and stored. Take care to avoid extreme humidity or heat as this may cause tarnishing. This will keep them looking their best.
Please follow these steps to ensure your beautiful jewelry lasts a lifetime.
Silver Jewelry will naturally tarnish over time. Always protect your jewelry from knocks, scratches, chemicals, sunlight and heat/cold to minimize these effects.
We recommend removing jewelry when you shower or bathe and particularly when on the beach, in the sea and in chlorinated water.
Avoid spraying perfume or applying creams directly onto your jewelry.
Keep away from extreme temperatures, humidity and sunlight, and avoid wearing your jewelry when using bleach.
To protect your jewelry, pieces should be individually placed in a pouch or within a soft lined box to stop them being scratched or tangled. Ideally store your jewelry in a dark, cool and dry place, and try to keep pieces apart, so that they don’t rub together or tangle up.
Metal – Using a soft, lint-free cloth is an effective way to keep silver, 18ct yellow and rose gold vermeil jewelry looking shiny and lustrous. A silver cleaner can also be used to clean sterling silver pieces. Ideally, store silver pieces in an airtight bag to help reduce tarnishing. Do not use tissue paper or paper towels to clean metal as they can cause scratching.
Gemstones – Since many gemstones are quite delicate, hot water, harsh chemicals and cleaners should be avoided at all times. We advise cleaning your precious stones with a clean, soft, damp cloth after wearing. Very porous stones such as turquoise and emeralds should be cleaned using an untreated, dry, soft cloth only. Do not use tissue paper or paper towels to clean gemstones as they can cause scratching.
Cord Bracelets – The best way to clean cords is to occasionally wash the cord with a mild soap in lukewarm water.