Keeping the shine
If you have any concerns about the condition of your jewellery, please do contact me directly.
I will always take care of anything that I have made for you, so please do let me know if you have any questions regarding cleaning or security of stones.
Here are a few tips on some of the things you can do to keep your jewellery looking beautiful:
Caring for Jewellery
This helpful guide is curtesy of the National Association of Jewellers. As a member of the NAJ, I am very grateful for all their help and advice.
Jewellery is delicate so it’s important to take care with it:
- Take your jewellery off if you’re involved in any activity which could knock or damage it.
- Take it off when you go to bed.
- Keep it well away from chemicals, especially chlorine. If it does come into contact with chemicals, rinse it in water immediately.
- Bathe and apply any lotions or perfumes before you put your jewellery on which can particularly damage stones like pearls or opals.
- Store it separately, ideally in a soft-lined box or case, so that your favourite pieces don’t tangle, rub or scratch one another.
- Gently rub gold and silver jewellery with a soft, clean cloth to maximise the shine.
- Jewellery set with gems can be brought to life by careful cleaning with a soft brush and soapy water, or with a proprietary jewellery cleaning solution.
- Do not get threaded pearl or bead jewellery wet and only wet antique jewellery after specialist advice – you could ruin it.
- Don’t use abrasive cleaners on jewellery.
- You can use silver ‘dip’ type cleaners on most silver jewellery – but rinse and dry them thoroughly. Don’t use silver ‘dip’ type cleaning solutions on gold jewellery, only special jewellery cleaners.
- Check your jewellery regularly for damage or wear and tear that naturally occurs after normal wear and ageing.
Make sure you have a detailed insurance valuation for your jewellery.
Finally, if a ring is too tight or too lose it can generally be re-sized to fit so do get in touch.