We all love our jewellery, those precious items so powerfully attached to our special memories and the people we treasure who gifted them or passed down to us. So powerful in fact, they can bring us right back to an occasion, a place, a person, a moment.

Yet, powerful enough to take care of themselves, tough enough to withstand any sort of handling, believing the jewel will last forever, whatever the circumstances ? Erm.. sorry, no, hate to burst this delightful bubble, as much as we would love it to, it just ain’t going to happen without a little help! And that’s why we’re here!

We often find there are more jewellery repairs in the winter months, than during the summer season. The reason for this is that we wear many more layers of clothing and therefore there are many more chances of your jewellery hooking or catching onto one of these items.

The general rule of thumb to follow, is that your jewellery should be the last thing one puts on in the mornings, before leaving your house, and the first thing to take off when you get home.

I always suggest having one specific spot you make a direct beeline for when you get home, to leave your “rings and things” so as not to leave them in one of the “safe” places one can never remember later, without a few desperate prayers to St Anthony, (the patron saint of finding things) or whatever else works for you! Or even worse, next to the sink when you are peeling veggies so lovingly for your family’s dinner, only for them to end up being innocently thrown away with the potato skins!

A small decorative box on your dressing table would be a good idea, I myself make use of a cute animal ornament, which I find so useful to stack my everyday rings, and are available in store.

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