Tips for taking care of your jewellery.

Jewellery is not indestructible but delicate so it’s important to take care of it:

  • Gently rub gold and silver jewellery with a soft, clean cloth to maximise the shine.
  • Jewellery set with gems can be brought to life by careful cleaning with a soft brush and soapy water, or with a proprietary jewellery cleaning solution. Try not to get threaded pearl or bead jewellery wet and only wet antique jewellery after specialist advice - you could ruin it.
  • Wipe pearls with a soft damp cloth after wearing to remove perfume, hairspray and anything else likely to damage them. Don't use abrasive cleaners on jewellery.
  • You can use silver 'dip' type cleaners on most silver jewellery - but rinse and dry them thoroughly. Don't use silver 'dip' type cleaning solutions on gold jewellery, only special jewellery cleaners.
  • Keep jewellery carefully stored and separated - not jumbled together in a draw. Keep chains fastened so that they don't get tangled up.
  • Take your jewellery off if you’re involved in any activity which could knock or damage it
  • Take it off when you go to bed
  • Keep it well away from chemicals, especially chlorine. If it does come into contact with chemicals, rinse it in water immediately
  • Bathe and apply any lotions or perfumes before you put your jewellery on which can particularly damage stones like pearls or opals
Store it separately, ideally in a soft-lined box or case, so that your favourite pieces don’t tangle, rub or scratch one another.
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