Jewellery Care Tips

JEWELLERY CARE TIPS

Now that you’ve bought yourself an exquisite piece worth a few thousands/lakhs, its time to start taking care of your precious possession. Not sure how? We will help you! Keep these tips in mind to keep the sparkle alive!

Always:

  • Apply lotion, cosmetics, hairspray and perfume before dressing in jewellery.
  • When undressing, wipe each piece with a clean soft cloth to remove oils and perspiration.
  • Store in a fabric-lined box, separately or individually-wrapped in tissue to prevent scratches.

 Jewellery Care

Avoid:

  • Wearing jewellery when doing physical work such as housekeeping, gardening or exercise.
  • Wearing jewellery while swimming or bathing.

When not to wear Jewellery

Confused how to clean that beauty without damaging it? Read on…

  • Always follow the instructions appearing on the label or box.
  • Clean in a secure location, not the rim of a sink where a piece may slip down the drain.
  • Use only a soft brush, never sharp or hard objects, to remove dirt or particles.
  • Clean your jewellery often; lotions, soaps and skin oils alter the optical properties of diamonds and gemstones, causing them to look dull.
  • Get professional help periodically.
  • For diamond jewellery, use a soft brush dipped in warm water and a mild detergent.
  • Never expose pearl jewellery to chemicals or solvents and store each piece in a soft bag.
  • Don't expose coloured gemstones to chemicals, solvents or ultra-sonic without knowing their specific cleaning requirements.

Want to keep them dazzling forever?

Follow these instructions and watch them shine till eternity!

  • Keep your Laboratory Reports in a safe location, separate from jewellery pieces, for security.
  • Have your jewellery cleaned and checked by a professional for worn mountings, loose prongs and general condition at least once per year.
  • Have white gold re-plated, platinum re-polished and prongs re-tipped as necessary to maintain original condition (generally every 24 months or so).
  • Have frequently-worn pearls restrung as necessary, with a knot between each pearl to prevent loss if the string breaks.
  • Some jewellery gemstones should not be exposed to sudden temperature changes; know your pieces and their needs.
  • Select daily-wear jewellery that is in harmony with your lifestyle and schedule of activities.
  • Treat each piece as if it were a family heirloom, for someday it may be.