Jewelry Care

Caring for Your Jewelry

Giving due care & attention to your jewelry is a fundamental part of owning gemstones and precious metals.
Making sure that your jewelry is free from wear & tear will help prolong its life for the years to come.

— White Gold —

White gold gets its bright white color from a coating of rhodium. When jewelry made of white gold is worn on a daily basis, it gets exposed to chemicals that can react with the plating and expose the natural, yellow metal underneath. Most people chose to ignore this and continue wearing their jewelry even after the plating has completely worn off. However, by spending a small amount of money, you can have it re-plated and back to its original color.

— Platinum —

Platinum can easily make it through small scratches, and day to day wear & tear. But if platinum is left unattended for too long its color may start to change and it may develop a lustrous shade. Many people enjoy this color but if you want your platinum jewelry to regain its lost color, you can have it re-polished.

— Silver —

Humidity is enough to tarnish sterling silver. It is very much recommended to keep silver in an air-tight container when it’s not being worn. A special jewelry cleaning cloth can be used to remove tarnish from silver and keeping it bright. There are also special liquid silver cleaners that can do the job for you.
Note: Chemicals containing bleach and chlorine should be avoided at all costs.

— Gemstones —

Ensuring the security of your settings should be a top priority. After a couple of jerks, timeworn prongs can become very vulnerable and may start to loosen up. Loose prongs mean loosened gemstones that ultimately would result in the gemstone falling off. If you own jewelry that is studded with gemstones, then we recommend professional inspections after every 6 months to make sure the settings and prongs are intact.

— Pave Settings —

Pave setting styles are exceptionally delicate and are always at risk of getting loose. In order to eliminate the risk of gemstones falling off, avoid wearing such jewelry in occasions where frictional contact can’t be avoided. Also try to avoid scratching or applying undue pressure on Pave settings. It is recommended you take your pave set jewelry for inspection after it gets scratched or at risk of getting lose.

— Wearing Jewelry —

Try to avoid all kinds of activities that would impact or cause abrasions, i.e. sports or mechanical tasks. Even diamonds have the tendency to chip away if impacted with enough force. Also keep all your jewelry away from harmful chemicals like bleach or chlorine.
High temperatures can also adversely affect your jewelry while apply gripping force such as holding bars can permanently deform the metal ring.

— Home & Professional Cleaning —

We live in a world where air pollution is rampant. This combined with daily intensive activities can cloud the real physical characteristics of your gemstone. We recommend professional cleaning sessions at least once a year. In between these sessions, you can employ self-made tactics to keep your jewelry as clean as possible. You may buy special gem cleaners, mix them in water and apply them to the gemstone with a mild brush. Such cleaners are commonly available in the market and don’t contain any harmful component, both for you and your gemstone. With that being said, pearls & emerald require extra servicing and shouldn’t be cleaned with normal cleaning solution. Instead using a weak soap solution would be effective against any marks or inclusions.
Use a soft cloth free of lint to wipe moisture off of it.

— Antique & Vintage Jewelry —

Antique jewelry are usually one of a kind and thus require an extra inch of care for their proper maintenance.
This is especially true for vintage pieces that have been passed down as heirlooms. For such jewelry, the best policy is keeping them in a moisture free environment for as long as possible, wearing them only on special occasions. In addition, keep the away from all kind of chemicals and avoid submerging them in water for long periods of time. It is best to have your antique jewelry dealt with by a professional inspector, every 6 months.