Jewelry Care Tips

Fine jewelry is a precious possession that is designed and crafted to last generations, but proper care is required to assure the lasting qualities of your jewelry.

It is highly recommendable to visit your jeweler for “checkups” & get your jewelry cleaned at-least once or twice in a year.

BASIC CARE:

  • Remove jewelry during manual tasks.
  • Put jewelry on after applying makeup.
  • Polish silver or gold with a jewelry polishing cloth for best results.
  • Use lukewarm water to clean jewelry.
  • Inspect your jewelry often and avoid cleaning damaged jewelry.
  • Take all of your diamond jewelry to a professional jeweler once a year.
  • Store your jewelry with care.

 

GOLD JEWELRY – PERIODIC CLEANING

  • Mix a few drops of mild dishwashing detergent and warm water in a small bowl.
  • Dip each piece of gold in the mixture, 1 at a time.
  • Wipe the gold gently with a very soft cloth.
  • Rinse the gold gently in warm water until all traces of the suds are gone and the water runs clear.
  • You can also use toothpaste to clean gold jewelry.

DIAMOND JEWELRY

  • When cleaning, try not to touch the stone with your fingers; handle the diamond ring or necklace by the edges.
  • Use a soft brush, soap and water. If you don’t already have a special brush for cleaning jewelry, you can use a (soft, old) toothbrush, an eyebrow or even a lipstick brush; these are soft, small and make a good substitute.
  • Always use a mild cleanser like warm water to clean your diamond; jewelry stores use a diluted ammonia to clean with.
  • Soak the diamond jewelry for a few minutes, then scrub with a brush.

To rinse diamond jewelry, use a fine-mesh strainer.