Caring for your jewellery, diamonds and gems

  • Diamonds may be the hardest natural substance known to man, but can still be damaged, chipped, abraded or scratched.  Therefore, don’t jumble your diamond jewellery together or with other pieces, because diamonds can scratch other jewellery and each other.
  • It is best to store your jewellery in a fabric-lined jewel case or box.
  • Remove jewellery before chores and do not let your jewellery or diamonds come in contact with chlorine, bleach or other chemicals that can pit or discolour the metal (silver that has come into contact with bleach turns black).
  • Remove all jewellery before showering or washing. Soap can make the metal appear dull and stones will lose their lustre.
  • Put on jewellery after you apply makeup, perfume or cologne.
  • Signs of wear, such as scratches, will eventually appear. It is advisable to have our workshop check your jewellery for loose stones, worn mountings and general wear and tear and to have your items buffed and polished to look like new.
  • Do not rub silver with anything other than a polishing cloth or a fine piece of felt as the metal is soft and scratches easily.
  • Silver tarnishes very easily and it is advised to store your silver in a cool, dry place, preferably in a soft bag or wrapped in a piece of felt or cloth.
  • Wipe pearls with a soft, clean cloth after each wearing and occasionally wash them with mild soap and water. Never put your pearls into any sort of jewellery cleaner unless it is specifically formulated for pearls.
  • Pearls should be strung with a knot between each pearl, to avoid abrasion and to prevent loss if the string should break.