Jewellery Care

Remove Your Jewellery When

  • Working at home with harsh chemicals.
  • In a swimming pool or hot tub
  • Bathing.
  • Putting on lotion, perfume, hairspray, or other beauty products.
  • At the gym working out.
  • Working in the yard.
  • For good practice every time you come home.

Store Your Jewellery Properly

  • Use a jewellery box, armoire, or displays.
  • Keep jewellery separate to avoid scratching.
  • Hang chains or bag them separately with clasp just outside the bag.
  • Make sure they are appraised and insured. (jewellery boxes are #1 target for theft).

Jewellery Cleaning

  • Get your jewellery professionally cleaned often.
  • Clean Metals using a polishing cloth.
  • Clean Diamonds and precious gemstones with commercial jewellery cleaner.
  • Be careful, some gemstones and jewellery require special care.
  • Free jewellery cleaning and inspection available.

Special Care Gemstones and Jewellery

  • Emeralds- Emeralds are durable but because of natural internal characteristics it requires special care. Emeralds should not be exposed to extreme heat. Brush using cold water.
  • Jade- Wipe with a damp cloth then dry thoroughly. Avoid hot water, chemicals, ultrasonic cleaners, and steamers.
  • Marcasite- These stones are set with jeweler cement. Soaking and exposure to heat can loosen the stones. Wipe with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly.
  • Opals- Soak briefly in cold water. Dry them thoroughly. Avoid extreme heat, hot water, ultrasonic cleaners, and steamers.
  • Pearls- Wipe your pearls with a damp cloth to remove perspiration, oil or any other residue. For regular cleaning, wipe with a damp cloth. Dry completely with a soft cloth. Avoid heat, hot water, steamers or ultrasonic cleaners along with cosmetics and hairsprays. Don’t soak in water.
  • Costume Jewellery- Costume jewellery often uses jeweler cement. Wipe with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly. Avoid Ultrasonic cleaners and steamers.