We want your jewellery to look as stunning as the day you got it but with regular wear, care is required to keep it in good condition.
Wearing Your Jewellery
- Remove Jewellery During Tasks – When performing manual tasks, remove your jewellery to prevent physical damage or exposure to chemicals or cleaning fluids.
- Put Jewellery on After Applying Makeup – Cosmetics, hairspray, perfumes and lotions contain chemicals that can damage jewellery.
- Remove Jewellery Before Entering Swimming Pools and Spas – Chlorinated water can react with the metals found in jewellery causing colour changes and tarnish.
- Contact Sports and Jewellery Don’t Mix – Apart from potential damage to your jewellery, it is dangerous if items get caught or entangled.
Cleaning Your Jewellery
- Remove Your Jewellery Before Bathing – Soap can cause a film to form, making your jewellery appear dull and dirty.
- Use Jewellery Polishing Cloths for Best Results – Polish silver or gold with a jewellery polishing cloth for best results. Use of tissue or paper towels can cause scratches because of fibres in these products.
- Clean Your Jewellery with Care – Bleach can literally destroy jewellery so avoid it at all costs.
- Use Warm Water to Clean Jewellery – Using warm mild soapy water is the best option when cleaning your own jewellery, if you do not have a jewellery polishing cloth. A soft toothbrush is ideal for reaching into hard to access areas in rings.
- Tarnish is a product of oxidation, caused by interacting of silver jewellery or objects with certain elements such as oxygen or sulphur as well as with certain acids. Tarnishing on silver jewellery, when worn on a regular basis usually does not occur.
- Storage for a prolonged time causes silver jewellery to tarnish. Taking a medication that changes the acidity of your skin may also cause silver jewellery to tarnish. Cosmetics, perfume, deodorant etc can also cause tarnishing to your silver jewellery.
- To keep your silver tarnish-free, frequently clean your silver in a mild dishwashing liquid diluted in water, rinse well and then thoroughly dry your silver jewellery. Always store silver in a dry container or a plastic bag with anti-tarnish paper.