Caring For Jewellery
“The last thing to wear and the first thing to take off”
Water, dirt, or grease on the top or bottom of a diamond interferes with the diamond’s brilliance and fire. Daily use of jewellery may attract grease,sweat or soap solution to stick on diamond faces which will reduce the shine of the jewellery.
Jewellery cleaning is the practice of removing dirt from jewellery to improve its appearance. There are a number of things owners can do to prevent build up of dirt and prevent jewellery from becoming tarnished.
- store jewellery carefully in its original packaging or in a jewellery box
- Avoid exposing jewellery to harsh chemicals or perfumes as this could cause damage and discoloration
- Avoid wearing jewellery when using household cleansers
- Sweat can result in a grimy build up on jewellery, this can be removed by cleaning jewellery using warm water, mild soap and a soft bristle toothbrush
- Avoid exposing jewellery to hair spray, cosmetics or lotions as this can tarnish or discolour the jewellery.
- Stone settings can become loose over time, especially if they have hit against a hard surface or snagged on clothing.