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Tips on Caring for your Jewellery

BE CAREFUL WITH LIGHT AND HEAT

Just as the sun’s harmful rays can damage our skin, light and heat can affect a colored gemstone’s durability and color. Over time, and in excess, they can also fade or damage some gemstones, such as amethyst, kunzite, topaz and shell cameos. Pearls and other delicate materials, such as ivory, will bleach under extreme exposure to light. Other gems, especially amber, can darken over time when exposed to too much light.

Excessive heat and sudden temperature changes may also fracture some gems. Heat can easily remove the natural moisture these gems need to keep their beauty. Pearls, for instance, can dry out, crack and discolor. Opals can turn white or brown, develop tiny cracks, and might lose their play-of-color.

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Tips on Caring for your Jewellery

Jewellery is one of our most intimate and cherished accessories. Understanding how to care for and protect your treasured jewellery can make a world of difference in maintaining its beauty and keeping your heirlooms sparkling for generations to come.

BE CAREFUL WITH LIGHT AND HEAT

Just as the sun’s harmful rays can damage our skin, light and heat can affect a colored gemstone’s durability and color. Over time, and in excess, they can also fade or damage some gemstones, such as amethyst, kunzite, topaz and shell cameos. Pearls and other delicate materials, such as ivory, will bleach under extreme exposure to light. Other gems, especially amber, can darken over time when exposed to too much light.

Excessive heat and sudden temperature changes may also fracture some gems. Heat can easily remove the natural moisture these gems need to keep their beauty. Pearls, for instance, can dry out, crack and discolor. Opals can turn white or brown, develop tiny cracks, and might lose their play-of-color.

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Francarlo Designer Goldsmith highlights trendy timepieces

FRANCARLO Designer Goldsmith at Walmer Park Shopping Centre is giving a Citizen “his and hers” watch set to the winners of The Herald Bride and Groom 2014. The jewellery store will also present a rose-gold Obaku watch to the reader who correctly predicts this winning couple.

Owner Tanya Slabbert outlined key trends in timepieces: “These days really anything goes!

“A popular trend amongst women is to wear an array of bracelets on the other wrist, be it Nomination, Thomas Sabo, or any silver gold or diamond jewellery. What’s important is to have fun with your jewellery!

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