Last to go on, first to come off
We source jewellery that is 18carat gold with a small selection of 14carat and 9carat pieces. Gold is a soft metal. To ensure no discolouration happens make sure all hairspray, perfume, and make up has dried before putting on your jewellery. We suggest looking over your jewellery periodically to ensure all the stones and claws are secure.
Antique jewellery often needs more care because of its age. Georgian pieces with foil back stones for example should never be submerged in water. Coral pieces can be brightened using a little olive oil. Any enamel should also avoid water and only ever be cleaned with a soft cloth.
Diamonds: The hardest wearing and most resilient of all gemstones can withstand everyday activities. To keep your diamonds sparkling place them in a bowl of warm water with some washing liquid, use a soft toothbrush to scrub off any grease or dirt, making sure to get underneath the stone. Pat dry with a soft cloth. Repeat as needed.
Gemstones: While gems are some of the hardest minerals on earth, they need some care to keep looking their best. Some stones are more brittle or susceptible to scratching than others and larger stones in particular should be worn and stored with care.
Most gemstones can be cleaned with warm water, washing liquid, and a soft toothbrush. Gently scrub the jewellery and pat dry with a soft cloth. Repeat as needed.
Pearls & Porous Stones: Some stones cannot withstand any water, and will even absorb chemicals from creams, soaps, and perfume if exposed to them. These stones include Pearls, Opals, Turquoise, Amber, Lapis Lazuli, and Coral. To keep jewellery with porous stones clean wipe them softly with a lint free soft cloth.
Pearl necklaces should be restrung every one to four years, if the silk between the pearls is still bright and clean they probably do not need to be restrung.