Jewellery care

Dust, pollution and daily wear all conspire to cloud the brilliance of a gemstone and dull the surface of precious metals. As with all fine things in life, you should take care to protect your jewellery and always store it in a fabric lined jewellery box, taking care not to drop, bash or scratch.


Always remove your jewellery when applying scent, lotions and potions, or even better, always put your jewellery on last when getting dressed. Please note that chlorine is especially damaging to jewellery.Ensure that you rinse off any chemicals that come into contact with your jewellery straight away to avoid build up which can make cleaning difficult.


Avoid storing your  jewellery next to costume jewellery or watches with leather straps.Store jewellery separately so that pieces do not tangle, rub or scratch against each other.


Gold: Containing no oxides, pure gold is the only precious metal that will not tarnish. Having said this, it is a relatively soft metal and care should always be taken with your gold jewellery.Gold should be cleaned regularly in order to maintain its beauty and patina. A soft, lint free cloth or even better a gold polishing cloth is an effective way to keep gold jewellery looking its best.

Silver: Silver does tarnish. When worn daily you usually don’t see tarnish but if you let your jewellery sit it is very common. Silver re-acts to moisture and will tarnish but is easily cleaned with baking soda. 

Diamonds: Clean your diamonds with warm soapy liquid and a soft toothbrush, rinsing the stone and setting afterwards to ensure no soapy residue

Gemstones:When cleaning jewellery with gems you need to look at what type of gem your cleaning.and most transparent gems can be cleaned with dish soap, warm water and a toothbrush. Store your gemstones in separate jewelry bags to prevent future dirt build up and damage.