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Caring for your jewellery

Top tips for ensuring your jewellery remains in great condition:

  • Always try to store your jewellery in its original packaging or a jewellery box.
  • Avoid wearing your jewellery when exercising, playing sport, swimming or gardening, to prevent knocking or scratching. 
  • Avoid contact with hard or abrasive surfaces.
  • Always remove your jewellery when cleaning to prevent scratching and damage by household chemicals. 
  • Always remove rings in the shower or bath or when applying soap or other body products as they can leave a film on the jewellery.

Caring for filigree jewellery

Filigree is a delicate technique and therefore requires extra special care to keep your filigree jewellery looking its best. In addition to the tips above, here are some special considerations when it comes to keeping your Filigree jewellery looking good as new:

  • Take special care when wearing your delicate Filigree piece to avoid any knocks or bashes. In particular, make sure to take your jewellery off before doing any manual work or carrying anything heavy.
  • The detail in the technique means that Filigree jewellery can easily pick up residue from soaps and chemicals and these can tarnish the metal over time. Where possible, take off your jewellery when it risks being exposed to chemicals and soaps.
  • Don't let your jewellery come into contact with perfume as it can tarnish silver. Spray your perfume first, let it dry, and then put your jewellery on.

Cleaning your jewellery

To clean silver, use a soft cloth or a silver polishing cloth in anti- varnish bag or pouch.

Alternatively you can leave your jewellery to soak in a bowl of warm water with a mild liquid detergent before cleaning with a soft bristle toothbrush. Rinse under running water and use a soft cloth to dry the piece. This also applies to gold and platinum jewellery.

Check regularly for signs of wear and tear as stone settings can become loose over time.

Diamonds are the hardest natural substance on Earth but they need special care to maintain brilliance. If you wear your ring every day, it'll get dirty; lotions, hairsprays and makeup will create a thin layer on your stone making it look dull. Why? It's simple; a diamond’s sparkle originates from the light entering, travelling to the bottom and reflecting back to the eye. If it's dirty, light will be restricted. To bring your stone back to life, fill a bowl with warm to hot water and washing up liquid. Let the stone soak for 20-40 minutes, brush the stone with of a soft-bristled toothbrush. Kids' toothbrushes are usually softer, which makes them perfect for cleaning diamonds! Keep this toothbrush separate from your other cleaning brushes and use it only to tend to your jewellery. This way, it will stay soft and clean.

Some of our precious metals are rhodium plated to a create brighter, whiter or blacker finish. This can be susceptible to wear over long periods. If this does occur, please contact us and we can organise a re-finish for your jewellery. This service is free for the first year within the date of purchase.

To protect your rhodium jewellery you must avoid using chemical cleaners and follows the cleaning and care instructions above to maintain its shine. About matt finishes: A piece of jewellery with a matt finish may take on a polished appearance over time. If this does occur, please contact us and we will organise a re-finish.