Jewellery Care Guide
How to care for your jewellery:
Whilst being beautifully crafted from precious metals and gemstones, each piece of Jewellery has it's own limitations. From fine wires spun into sleek gold chains, to colourful and sparkling gemstones set into fancy rings. In order to keep your item of Jewellery in it's best condition, we ask that you respect these limitations and adhere to these guidelines that we have compiled for you.
- Always put Jewellery on after dressing, applying make-up, perfume, aftershave, hairspray etc.
Chemicals can tarnish and damage Gold, Gold Plate, Silver and Gemstones.
- Remove Jewellery when doing housework, gardening, sports etc.
Such activities could result in accidentally damaging your items by catching and breaking chains, loosening claws, denting the metal and chipping gemstones. Do not sleep in your Jewellery.
- Remove Jewellery before swimming, showering, using saunas or hot tubs etc.
Sudden changes in temperature and chemicals such as chlorine, shampoo, shower gel etc. can damage metals and gemstones.
- Give your Jewellery a light clean after wearing.
This will remove any oils, moisturisers, perfumes etc. and keep your Jewellery looking new for longer. Use a simple cotton polishing cloth or soft acid-free tissue.
For a more intense clean, use warm, mild soapy water and a soft toothbrush, then rinse with clean warm water and dry with soft acid-free tissue before storing. For tarnished silver Jewellery, it's best to use a Silver Cloth specially designed to remove residue and tarnish on Silver.
If your Jewellery pieces are particularly old or delicate, please proceed with caution and take it to your local Jeweller. They will be able to assess the piece and carry out a professional clean if appropriate.
- Always store your Jewellery in separate compartments, pouches or plastic bags and avoid direct sunlight or heat such as radiators.
These measure will Help avoid your Jewellery becoming tangled and scratched. Gemstones such as opals can be damaged by heat and pearls can be easily be scratched. Pearl Necklaces should never be hung on a necklace stand as this will result in stretching the threading string over time.
- Gemstones to take particular care with: Emerald, Pearl, Opal, Tanzanite, Coral, Amber, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli
*Please note that The Fine Jewellery Company offer advice only and are in no way responsible for the care or damage of your jewellery items, purchased from ourselves or otherwise.