Jewellery Care

Remove Your Jewelry When

  • Working at home with harsh chemicals
  • In a swimming pool or hot tub
  • Bathing
  • Putting on lotion, perfume, hairspray, or other beauty products
  • At the gym working out
  • Working in the yard
  • For good practice every time you come home

Store your Jewelry properly

  • Use a jewelry box, armoire, or displays.
  • Keep jewelry separate to avoid scratching
  • Hang chains or bag them separately with clasp just outside the bag
  • Make sure they are appraised and insured. (jewelry boxes are #1 target for theft)

Jewelry Cleaning

  • Get your jewelry professionally cleaned often
  • Clean Metals using a polishing cloth
  • Clean Diamonds and precious gemstones with commercial jewelry cleaner
  • Be careful, some gemstones and jewelry require special care
  • Free jewelry cleaning and inspection available

Special Care Gemstones and Jewelry

  • Emeralds - Emeralds are durable but because of natural internal characteristics it requires special care. Emeralds should not be exposed to extreme heat. Brush using cold water.
  • Jade - Wipe with a damp cloth then dry thoroughly. Avoid hot water, chemicals, ultrasonic cleaners, and steamers.
  • Marcasite - These stones are set with jeweler cement. Soaking and exposure to heat can loosen the stones. Wipe with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly.
  • Opals - Soak briefly in cold water. Dry them thoroughly. Avoid extreme heat, hot water, ultrasonic cleaners, and steamers.
  • Pearls - Wipe your pearls with a damp cloth to remove perspiration, oil or any other residue. For regular cleaning, wipe with a damp cloth. Dry completely with a soft cloth. Avoid heat, hot water, steamers or ultrasonic cleaners along with cosmetics and hairsprays. Don’t soak in water.
  • Costume Jewelry - Costume jewelry often uses jeweler cement. Wipe with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly. Avoid Ultrasonic cleaners and steamers.