It is important to take care of your jewellery to keep it in pristine condition and to get the most out of it.
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. Try not to get threaded<span> pearl or bead jewellery wet and only wet antique jewellery after specialist advice - you could ruin it.
Wipe pearls with a soft damp cloth after wearing to remove perfume, hairspray and anything else likely to damage them. 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.
Keep jewellery carefully stored and separated - not jumbled together in a draw. Keep chains fastened so that they don't get tangled up.
Your jewellery can also benefit from an occasional professional cleaning service for items of high wear, i.e. rings and bracelets. Over time, rings wear against other jewellery and normal objects and can lose their polish. Platinum and Gold items can be polished back to a high shine, White Gold items require Rhodium plating as well as polishing. This is because all white gold is between 37.5% and 75% gold, which imparts a yellow tone to the gold. Rhodium plating covers this and gives the bright, white finish we all love.
We reccomend a periodical 'health check' for items of precious jewellery. We advise every 12 months on rings worn all the time you pop them down to us and we will examine the ring and check there is no damage, the claws that hold the stones are all secure and there is no remedial work required. This service is free of charge.We also sell a range of specialist jewellery cleaners and cleaning products in store.