A Guide to Long-Lasting Sparkle

10 Tips for Caring for Your Fine Jewellery:

A Guide to Long-Lasting Sparkle

10 Tips for Caring for Your Fine Jewellery:

Fine jewellery is not just an accessory; it's an investment and a treasure to be cherished for years to come. Whether it's a family heirloom passed down through generations or a newly acquired piece, taking proper care of your fine jewellery is essential to maintain its beauty and longevity. In this guide, we'll share ten valuable tips on how to care for your fine jewellery so that it continues to sparkle for generations.

1. Store Your Jewellery Properly:

When not in use, store your jewellery in a clean, dry place. Avoid tossing them into a drawer where they can get tangled or scratched. Instead, use individual jewellery pouches or boxes with soft lining to prevent friction and damage. All of our jewellery comes with a box or pouch to protect your items.

2. Clean Regularly:

Regular cleaning helps to remove dirt, oils, and other residues that can dull the brilliance of your jewellery. Use a soft-bristled brush, mild detergent, and lukewarm water to gently clean your jewellery. Avoid harsh chemicals and abrasive cleaners, especially on delicate gemstones.

3. Handle with Care:

When handling your jewellery, always hold it by the edges or the metal parts to avoid leaving fingerprints or transferring oils from your skin onto the surface. Be gentle when putting on or removing jewellery to prevent accidental damage.

4. Schedule Professional Cleanings:

While regular home cleaning is essential, consider scheduling professional cleanings at least once a year. Jewellers have the expertise and tools to clean your jewellery thoroughly and inspect for any signs of wear or damage that may need attention. Bring your jewellery in-store and we can take a look. It’s also a lovely thing to do before a special occasion so your special piece really sparkles.

5. Avoid Exposure to Chemicals:

Chemicals found in household cleaners, perfumes, hairspray, and cosmetics can damage the finish and gemstones of your jewellery. Remove your jewellery before swimming, showering, or engaging in activities where it may come into contact with harsh chemicals. Just make sure to put your jewellery in a safe place whilst you clean, swim, shower etc.

6. Inspect Regularly:

Take the time to inspect your jewellery regularly for any loose stones, damaged clasps, or signs of wear. Promptly address any issues by taking your jewellery to one of our professional jewellers for repair to prevent further damage. This is a really important step in keeping your jewellery in good condition, but it also important when maintaining your guarantee or insurance policy. We offer regular inspections to all of our customers, and even those who have bought their jewellery elsewhere. Book an appointment to have your jewellery assessed or simply pop in-store to have your jewellery checked.

7. Avoid Exposure to Chemicals:

Wearing the same piece of jewellery every day can lead to wear and tear. Where possible, try rotating your jewellery collection to give each piece a chance to shine and to prevent excessive strain on any single item.

8. Protect from Physical Impact:

Avoid wearing your fine jewellery during activities that involve physical impact or rough handling, such as sports, working out or manual labour. Remove your jewellery before engaging in such activities to prevent accidental damage or loss.

8. Consider Professional Appraisals:

Periodically have your fine jewellery appraised by a certified gemologist or jewellery expert. We have experts in-store and our workshop. Appraisals help ensure that your jewellery is adequately insured and provide documentation of its value for future reference.

10. Invest in Proper Insurance:

Finally, protect your investment by insuring your fine jewellery against loss, theft, or damage. Speak to our concierge team, or in-store team to discuss insurance options to give you additional confidence and reassurance.

By following these ten tips for caring for your fine jewellery, you can preserve its beauty and value for years to come. Remember that proper care and maintenance are essential to ensure that your jewellery continues to sparkle and bring joy for generations.