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.

Care tips

  • 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.
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