Jewellery care guide
It requires very little effort to keep your jewellery looking as beautiful as when it was new, so you can cherish it for years to come.
- Try to avoid contact with water, perfumes and lotions, particularly in the case of costume or fashion jewellery and pearls.
- Chlorinated water can affect the settings of your jewellery, so be sure to avoid swimming. There is also chlorine present in tap water.
- Keep your jewellery stored away safely and separated, ensuring tangling or tarnishing does not occur.
- Keep chains fastened to help stop them getting tangled.
- Regularly check your fine jewellery for damage and wear.
- Gently rub gold and silver jewellery with a soft, clean cloth to clean and maximise the shine.
- Diamond jewellery can be carefully cleaned with a soft brush and soapy water if you don't have any specific cleaning solutions to hand.
- Check the instructions of ultrasonic cleaners before use, as they are not suitable for all gemstones. Pearls, opals and turquoise are particularly at risk.
- Avoid getting threaded and beaded jewellery wet.
- Make sure your pearl jewellery is the last thing you put on, after any make-up or perfume.
- Gently wipe pearls with a soft cloth as soon as you take them off. A damp cloth can be used, but always allow pearls to ‘air’ dry before putting away.
- Never use harsh detergents or abrasive cleaners or cloths on your pearls.
- Do not wear pearls in bed or during strenuous activity.
- Always store pearls separate from other jewellery to avoid scratches. Ideally store in a soft bag.