We hope you will enjoy your new jewellery for many years to come. For a lifetime of pleasure from your beautiful jewellery, we recommend that you follow these guidelines:
- Put your jewellery on after applying makeup. Cosmetics, creams, hairspray and other beauty products contain chemicals that can damage jewellery. Spraying perfume directly onto jewellery may cause spots, colour changes and general deterioration.
- Remove jewellery during housekeeping or gardening. Exposure to household chemicals may destroy your jewellery
- Don't wear jewellery in swimming pools, spas or at the beach. Chlorinated or salt water may react with the metals, gems and pearls causing colour changes and structural damage.
- Remove your jewellery before bathing or showering. Soap can cause a film to form on jewellery, making it appear dull and dirty.
- Keep your jewellery away from extreme temperatures, humidity and direct sunlight
- Remove your jewellery when playing sports.
- For best results, always clean and polish your jewellery with a soft dry cloth or a professional polishing cloth. Never use tissue paper or paper towels to clean metal as they can cause scratching.
- If necessary use warm (never hot) water with a drop of dishwashing liquid to clean jewellery. Rinse your jewellery thoroughly, dry with a cotton cloth, and leave until completely dry before storing.
- Commercial jewellery cleaning solutions can be used to clean metal pieces, although you should not use them for jewellery containing gemstones, pearl or enamel. Simply wipe with a soft cotton cloth, or if necessary wash in warm water with a little dishwashing liquid.
- An oxidised finish requires careful handling as it can be removed by overzealous cleaning and polishing. Use a soft cloth to wipe your jewellery, and do not use any tarnish-remover products, brushes or polishing cloths on an oxidised finish.
- Fashion jewellery made of alloy should be kept separately from precious metal jewellery.
- Your storage place should be dark, cool and dry. Remember that metals, gems and stones don’t like moisture
- Keep silver jewellery separate from gold. In general, it’s always better to store each item separately; gems and stones are much harder then precious metals and can easily scratch them
- If possible, it is best to keep your jewellery in a special jewellery box that has a soft lining, drawers, and individual compartments. Your jewellery will appreciate such a home.
- Store your golden and platinum jewellery in boxes with fabric lining, or in special fabric pouches. Don’t put them in cartons -- these contain sulphur that may cause dark stains on your jewellery
- The main enemy of silver is moisture, which will quickly tarnish and darken your silver items. Never store silver jewellery in a bathroom. If you live in a wet climate, you should put your silver jewellery in a small plastic bag with a zipper and place a silica gel bag -- as you might find in a shoe box -- inside to absorb excess moisture.
- Keep your pearl jewellery in a dark place, as it will tarnish in direct sunlight. Pearl can be easily scratched by contact with sharp objects or other gemstones, so keep it separately. Pearl may dehydrate and crystallize if left for a long time in a dry place. To prevent this, always store pearl in a damp or moist area, or simply wear it more frequently.
- Enamel jewellery can be scratched or damaged by sharp objects; it’s essential to keep it separate from other jewellery. Enamel must also be kept away from household chemicals and perfume.
- Silver jewellery will naturally tarnish over time.
- Rhodium plating is not permanent and will require further plating to maintain its original appearance.
- Enamel and glass jewellery may be broken if dropped on a hard surface. Please handle your enamel/glass items with extra care.