- Keep all your jewellery separate so that they do not scratch one another.
- Remove all jewellery when swimming as chlorine may damage them.
- Remove all jewellery while bathing or showering as the soap causes a soapy film on jewellery.
- Protect your jewellery from damage by removing them while doing house work or gardening.
- Have your jewellery checked and cleaned by a professional jeweller at least once a year.
- Keep your jewellery out of direct sunlight and fireplaces as the heat can cause your jewellery to fade.
- When dressing up for work or going out always remember to put your jewellery on last, as hairspray, make-up can cause damage to your jewellery.
- Do not wear too many chains at once as they can rub against eachother and damage each of the chains.
- When working with food, remove all jewellery as strong smelling foods can blemish the gold.
- Try to clean your jewellery at least once a month by using warm soapy water with a soft toothbrush or buy a special cleaning product from your jeweller.
- Wear your jewellery as often as possible as this keeps the metals bright.
- Remove chains and bracelets when going to sleep to prevent them from breaking.
- Check your jewellery for loose stones to prevent you from losing them.
Caring for your Pearls
- Always remember that a pearl is a gem, which is organic by nature and grown in water from living cells of a living creature.
- Do not swim with your pearls on.
- Never expose to chlorinated water.
- Pearls must be kept away from extreme heat.
- Store pearls seperately from your other jewelery.
- Store pearls in a damp linen cloth as this helps to prevent the pearls from drying out.
- Always put your pearls on last when getting ready as make-up, perfume and hairspray can damage your pearls.
- After wear, always remember to wipe your pearls with a soft cloth.
- Remove pearls when bathing or showering.
- Restring your pearls regularly.
Caring for your Platinum Jewellery
- Clean platinum periodically in the same way you clean other fine jewellery –using a pre-packaged jewellery cleaner or by soaking it in a mild solution of soap and warm water then gently rubbing it with a soft cloth.
- Have your platinum jewellery professionally cleaned once in a while.
- If looked after properly your platinum jewellery should not need to be repaired, but, for adjustments, re-sizing, polishing and cleaning look for a qualified jeweller with a platinum trained bench worker.