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Jewelry Care Tips

Always:

  • Apply lotion, cosmetics, hairspray and perfume before dressing in jewelry.
  • When undressing, wipe each piece with a clean soft cloth to remove oils and perspiration.
  • Store in a fabric-lined box, separately or individually-wrapped in tissue to prevent scratches.

Never:

  • Never wear jewelry when doing physical work such as housekeeping, gardening or exercise.
  • Never expose jewelry to household cleaning products.
  • Never expose jewelry to chlorine swimming pools or hot tubs.

 

 Tips for Cleaning:

  • Follow the instructions appearing on the label or box.
  • Clean in a secure location, not the rim of a sink where a piece may slip down the drain.
  • Use only a soft brush, never sharp or hard objects, to remove dirt or particles.
  • Clean your jewelry often; lotions, soaps and skin oils alter the optical properties of diamonds and gemstones, causing them to look dull.
  • Seriously soiled jewelry should be cleaned professionally.
  • Clean diamond jewelry with a soft brush dipped in warm water and mild detergent; rinse under running water.
  • Never expose pearl jewelry to chemicals or solvents and store each piece in a soft bag.
  • Don't expose colored gemstones to chemicals, solvents or ultrasonics without knowing their specific cleaning requirements.

 

Tips for Long Life:

  • Keep your Laboratory Reports in a safe location, separate from jewelry pieces, for security.
  • Have your jewelry cleaned and checked by a professional for worn mountings, loose prongs and general condition at least once per year.
  • Have white gold re-plated, platinum re-polished and prongs re-tipped as necessary to maintain original condition (generally every 24 months or so).
  • Have frequently-worn pearls restrung as necessary, with a knot between each pearl to prevent loss if the string breaks.
  • Some colored gemstones should not be exposed to sudden temperature changes; know your pieces and their needs.
  • Select daily-wear jewelry that is in harmony with your lifestyle and schedule of activities.
  • Treat each piece as if it were a family heirloom, for someday it may be.