Our jewelry is made with care from precious metals and gemstones. Understanding how to care for and protect your jewelry can make a world of difference in maintaining its beauty. Following are instructions on how to do so.We recommend bringing your jewelry at least every 6-8 months for maintenance, cleaning and check-up.Always protect your jewelry from sharp blows, scratching, chemicals, sunlight and heat/cold. Over time, and in excess, they can also fade or damage some gemstones, such as amethyst, kunzite, topaz and shell cameos. Pearls and other delicate materials, such as ivory, will bleach under extreme exposure to light. Other gems, especially amber, can darken over time when exposed to too much light. Excessive heat and sudden temperature changes may also fracture some gems.
- Store your jewelry in a soft lined box or soft pouch with an anti-tarnish strip. Try to keep pieces apart so they don’t rub together. If you don’t have a jewelry box, please use the velvet pouch given to you with your purchase.
- Your jewelry will age and tarnish naturally so if you want to keep your pieces in pristine condition, clean your jewelry regularly, using a professional jewelry-cleaning product. Always read the manufacturers instructions.
- Our purple cleaning solution is perfect for gold/platinum and diamonds jewelry. Do not use our solution on Amethyst, Aquamarine, Cameo, Coral, Emeralds, Opals, Pearls, Tanzanite, Morganites and Turquoise Gems, instead (and always when in doubt) use a soft toothbrush, warm water and mild soap.
- Cleaning fine jewelry (as well as diamonds and most colored gems) is best done with warm water and detergent-free dish soap and a soft brush. Thoroughly dry your jewelry after exposure to water. A pulsed-water dental cleaning appliance and a soft, lint-free cloth can also be used.Be sure to rinse your jewelry in a glass of water to remove cleaning solutions since you risk losing loose stones or even an entire piece of jewelry if you rinse directly in the sink.
- Jewelry cleaning cloths are a quick, safe and easy way to clean your jewelry. Our cleaning cloths are treated with tarnish-fighting and inhibiting ingredients that safely and effectively clean and polish the surface of gold, silver, and platinum jewelry. It is safe to use gently in most jewelry pieces with gems. Avoid rubbing delicate ones (like emeralds and pearls) directly with it.
- Never go swimming wearing your jewelry, as chlorine in swimming pools can cause damage to metals and might erode gold jewelry. Chlorine is also harmful to various gems.
- Avoid wearing fine jewelry while sleeping, cleaning, gardening or performing sports activities.
- Keep gold jewelry away from harsh chemicals like household cleaning fluids as they create abrasions and reduce the lustre of the metal. Even everyday substances like hairspray, lotion, perfume or other cosmetics can contain chemicals that will permanently damage the surface of your pearls and other delicate or porous gems (like turquoise).
- If using an ultrasonic cleaner at home, please remember that the vibration generated by the machine can sometimes shake gems loose or chip gems that are set with their girdles touching. Do not use this cleaning process on treated gems, pearls, coral, ivory or amber. Nor in gems susceptible to heat and temperature changes such as tanzanite, moonstone, fluorite, iolite, kunzite, lapis lazuli, malachite, opal, topaz, and turquoise gems.
- Give treated gems special care. Many colored gemstones are routinely treated to improve the appearance of color and clarity. These treatments can be negatively affected by heat, solvents, steam and ultrasonic cleaners. Knowing whether your gem has been treated is the first step to knowing how to care for it.
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