Caring for your jewellery

Caring for your jewellery
To keep your jewellery looking its best and to avoid damage we recommend treating your pieces with the utmost care. 
Even though jewellery may be made with some of the strongest materials, it is not indestructible and can still be damaged and broken. This can be avoided by taking extra precautions with your jewellery and we include a care card and cleaning cloth with each purchase.
Check your jewellery regularly paying attention to claws and making sure they are in place and stones are secure in their settings. Daily wear and tear will inevitably occur and you may need to send your ring to us for a service every once in a while. Vintage rings in particular were made when the lifestyles of the wearers were very different to today, in which case vintage rings need a little more due diligence in order to live up to the demands of modern life. If in doubt, we always recommend removing jewellery for any activities if you're not sure whether to wear it or not.
To ensure your pieces stay looking their best we advise the following:
- Keep jewellery away from moisture and remove before entering water
- Apply perfumes and lotions before wearing your jewellery
- Remove jewellery when sleeping
- Remove jewellery when doing strenuous activity i.e gardening, working out and housework
Cleaning your jewellery at home
Keeping your jewellery looking clean and sparkly is actually a lot easier than you think! We recommend using a soft bristled tooth brush, some warm water and a gentle washing up liquid. Often dirt and debris can gather at the back of the setting, so it's a good idea to gently scrub this area as well as the front. Ensure your jewellery is thoroughly rinsed and dried after cleaning.
Diamonds are Oleophilic meaning that they attract grease and oil easily, so it's important to keep them clean to make them look their best.
We don't recommend cleaning Pearls, Opals and certain coloured gemstones in this way so do get in touch if you have any further questions on cleaning your particular piece of jewellery.
If you'd like to ask any questions about caring for your jewellery then get in touch, we'd be very happy to help.

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