Caring for your Jewellery
Many factors can influence the condition of your jewellery. Take care to avoid extreme humidity or heat as this may cause tarnishing. Silver Jewellery will naturally tarnish over time. To minimise this I recommend removing jewellery when you shower or bathe and particularly when on the beach, in the sea and in chlorinated water.
- Avoid spraying perfume or applying creams directly onto your jewellery.
- Keep away from extreme temperatures, humidity and sunlight, and avoid wearing your jewellery when using bleach.
- Take off rings when doing anything like washing up, swimming, showering or gardening where using tools may potentially misshapen rings
To protect your jewellery, pieces should be individually placed in a pouch or within a soft lined box to stop them being scratched or tangled. Ideally store your jewellery in a dark, cool and dry place, and try to keep pieces apart, so that they don’t rub together or tangle up.
Using a soft, lint free cloth is an effective way to keep silver, 18ct yellow and rose gold vermeil jewellery looking shiny and lustrous. A silver polishing cloth can also be used to clean sterling silver pieces. Ideally, store silver pieces in an airtight bag to help reduce tarnishing.
Since many gemstones are quite delicate, hot water, harsh chemicals and cleaners should be avoided at all times. We advise cleaning your precious stones with a clean, soft, damp cloth after wearing. Very porous stones such as turquoise and emeralds should be cleaned using an untreated, dry, soft cloth only. Do not use tissue paper or paper towels to clean gemstones as they can cause scratching.