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Caring for your Jewellery

Caring for your jewellery

Wearing Jewellery

• Jewellery should be protected from water and moisture, where possible. We recommend removing it during sports activities and while swimming.

• Jewellery should be removed before going to bed, bathing or showering. Most fashion jewellery is not robust enough to be worn in bed, as it can get easily caught or tangled.

• Perfume and hairspray can damage plating and lead to tarnishing. For this reason, wait for a couple of minutes before putting on your jewellery, after spraying perfume or hairspray.

• We recommend that your jewellery is the last thing you put on in the morning, and the first thing you take off at night.

• Pearls are absorbent and need to maintain a certain level of moisture to retain their bright colour and lustre – the best way to do this is to simply wear them!

Storing Jewellery

• Ideally, each item of jewellery should be stored in a separate, air-tight pouch in a dark place.

• Did you know that the silicon pouches found inside shoes and handbags are there to remove moisture? These are great to store with your jewellery to prevent tarnishing.

• Pearls should be kept in a soft cloth to prevent scratches.

Cleaning Jewellery

• Soap, cream and make up residues can usually be removed using a silver polishing cloth or with a soft brush in diluted soapy water.

• Alternatively some jewellery can be cleaned with a Silver Dip or an ultrasonic device.

• Oxidisation is a semi-permanent finish. The oxidised (blackened) items of jewellery should not be cleaned using a Silver dip, as this will remove the oxidised finish. When using a Silver cleaning cloth, focus on polishing the shiny, silver areas to prevent removing any of the oxidised finish.

• Many semi-precious stones used in jewellery, such as freshwater pearls, lapis lazuli, turquoise, mother-of-pearl, hematite, coral, agate or marcasite are also not suitable for cleaning in water or a Silver dip.

• In the case of leather, use leather care creams and only the silver parts should be cleaned using a polishing cloth.