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Jewelry Care Instructions

by Andrea Van Wilgenburg

We recommend that all fine jewelry be worn gently to prevent loss, damage, and getting dirt lodged between the metal and gemstones. We recommend removing jewelry during strenuous exercise, while doing chores, while swimming (chlorine can damage metal), etc. Also, avoid having your jewelry come into contact with other harmful chemicals such as nail polish remover, perfume and hairspray.

To clean your gemstone ring, you will want to use hot soapy water and a toothbrush from time to time to clean underneath the main gemstone where dirt and oils can build up impairing the brilliance of your stone. You will notice that your gemstone has lost some of its lustre when it is time to clean your ring. You can also clean around the accent diamonds to remove any dirt that collects there. To polish your ring afterwards, just use a soft cloth such as a chamois. When not wearing your jewelry, it is a good idea to store it in the original box separate from other pieces as the metal can scratch.

You will want to in inspect your jewelry on a regular basis. Look closely at the claws, which can loosen and make your centre stone vulnerable to falling out. If you knock your ring or get it caught on something, check it closely to ensure that claws haven’t been damaged or that the stones are not loose or rattle.  Hard blows on faucets and car door handles are common causes of broken claws in rings. Also, prongs of a ring can and do wear down over time. If prongs are worn down, they can be “re-tipped” by most jewellers to keep the stone secure.

You may need to have your jewelry serviced from time to time by a professional, especially if you wear your piece all the time. Rhodium plated white gold for example may need to be re plated from time to time (our white gold in-house mounts do not get rhodium plated). Gemstones may need re-polishing or repair. Claws may need to be re-tipped. Professional cleaning can also help clean in areas that you may not have been able to clean during your regular cleaning.

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