• Jewellery should not be worn while working in the house or garden, during sports and while swimming (in either salty or chlorinated water)
• Jewellery should be removed before going to bed, bathing or showering.
• Perfume and hairspray can remove the sheen and brilliance of jewellery. For this reason, it is advisable to use perfume, hairspray and other cosmetics and wait for a couple of minutes before putting on your jewellery.
• We recommend that your jewellery is the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off.
• 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!
• We advise extra caution wearing Pearl Rings. Pearls can only be set using Pearl glue on a metal post, a sharp blow could break the post or knock the pearl off.
• Soap, Crème and makeup 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 dipping baths 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 imitation pearls, cultivated fresh water pearls, lapis lazuli, turquoise, mother-of- pearl, hematite, coral, agate or marcasite are also not suitable for cleaning in water or a dipping bath.
• In the case of leather use leather care creams and only the silver parts should be cleaned using a polishing cloth.