CARING FOR YOUR JEWELLERY
A little TLC will go a long way!
- Regular cleaning helps to retain the shine. The best way to clean your jewellery is to use warm soapy water and brush gently with soft brush (i.e baby tootbrush or soft toothbrush).
- Silver and gold cleaning chemicals may damage the stones and ceramic parts. Avoid contact.
- Ceramic parts are best cleaned with warm soapy water and a soft brush. The white ceramic parts especially show grease and other dust easier. Quick brush with soap after use, keeps them shiny white.
- The ceramic might chip, like semi precious stones if dropped on a hard surface.
- With all jewellery avoid contact with hot water, harsh chemicals and acids. Such as household chemicals, hairspray, perfumes. These may cause discolouration or wear away the finish. Put make-up, perfume and lotions on before you put on jewelry.
- Remove jewellery when swimming in swimming pools or spas, chlorinated water damages the metals.
- To prevent scratches avoid wearing jewellery when doing contact sports or other sports, on the beach, gardening or other common chores.
- It is advised to remove jewellery when showering or bathing.
- Store in a dry place. If stored in humid conditions use a desiccant crystal packet. Jewellery is best stored flat in fabric pouches and in a box. When travelling, it is best packed individually in a pouch and in a box.
- To keep your jewellery in great condition for long, check regularly for signs of wear and tear, especially around areas such as catches or joints. Over time in use, stone settings can become loose, especially when caught on garments or in contact with hard surfaces. These can be tightened at your local jewelers.
- If the item is gold plated, the plating will wear of in time. It needs to be taken to your local jewelers for re-plating.
- The surface treatments will fade over time.