Jewelry care

Wearing fine jewelry makes any day feel special but when it comes to caring for your jewelry, there are essential steps that can help keep it in pristine condition. The very definition of fine jewelry means precious metals and gemstones and it requires a little more care to keep it in tip-top shape. If you frequently wear fine jewelry, you may notice scratches, dulling, discoloration, or even tarnishing depending on usage. Not to mention, exposing your jewelry to chemicals, sun, or rough surfaces can easily damage your precious metals and gemstones. 

Jewelry Care Tips For Everyday Wear

 

When In Doubt, Remove Your Jewelry
The easiest way to keep your jewelry in pristine condition is to remove it if there is any chance of potential damage. If you’re wearing jewelry daily, such as an engagement ring or wedding band, be mindful of how different activities can impact your jewelry. A good rule of thumb is to take your fine jewelry off while doing chores, working out, or getting ready. 

For example, if you’re lifting dumbbell weights at the gym, the metal from the weights could easily scratch the precious gold or silver metal band. If you swim in a chlorinated pool, are sunbathing regularly (or both), this can lead to increased potential for fading and chemical damage over time. The same applies for using common household items; many people are unaware that cleaners, lotions, perfumes, and even hairspray can cause damage to fine jewelry.  If you have any doubts about how an activity may affect your jewelry, take it off just in case!

Store Your Jewelry  

For example, if you’re lifting dumbbell weights at the gym, the metal from the weights could easily scratch the precious gold or silver metal band. If you swim in a chlorinated pool, are sunbathing regularly (or both), this can lead to increased potential for fading and chemical damage over time. The same applies for using common household items; many people are unaware that cleaners, lotions, perfumes, and even hairspray can cause damage to fine jewelry.  If you have any doubts about how an activity may affect your jewelry, take it off just in case!

Jewelry pouches and boxes keep your jewelry safe during transport from our store to its final destination and can also be used as long-term storage. Just be sure to keep jewelry containers clean and dry to provide the safest environment for your fine jewelry. While it may be tempting to toss your jewelry into a drawer or on top of a dresser, safely storing your jewelry can help you avoid preventable damage such as scratches. So when you’re running errands, cleaning, working out, or even sleeping, make sure you have a safe place to store your jewelry!

Pro tip: Keep your jewelry in a jewelry box with padded storage spaces to protect it when not in use!

Properly Clean Your Jewelry 

When you wear jewelry often, you can expect some dirt and debris to build up, leaving your jewelry dull or cloudy. But don’t worry, cleaning your jewelry is simple and easy! Chances are that you received jewelry cleaner when you got your jewelry, but if you’ve lost it, that’s okay! The best way to clean your jewelry can be found right in your kitchen.

To safely clean your jewelry, use warm water, mild dish soap, and a soft brush to remove any debris or build up. If you want to get your jewelry extra shiny and clean, we recommend using a polishing cloth. If you didn’t receive one from your jeweler, you can always purchase a jewelry polishing cloth that’s specially designed for fine jewelry.

We are offering complementary jewelry cleaning servicer for life, but you can also use a jewelry cleaner of your choice.