Pearls are natural gems and can easily become damaged and lose their lustre if not taken care of properly. To help you prolong to wear of your jewels we have prepared some general guidelines of do's & don'ts to help you take care of your jewellery -
• Add jewellery last when dressing
• Store carefully to avoid tangling and scratching
• Handle with care and patience
• Check fasteners periodically for wear and tear
• Wear when bathing
• Wear in bed
• Wear when exercising
• Wear when doing housework, D.I.Y., Gardening etc
• Allow direct contact with perfume, hairspray, body lotions, foundations etc.
• Use abrasive cleaners on jewellery
• Tug your jewellery
This is not a restrictive list
All types of pearls, cultured, freshwater and simulated require treating with care. Cosmetics, perfume, hairspray should all be applied and allowed to dry before putting on pearls. Take care not to pull or snag. After wearing wipe pearls with a soft microfiber cloth.
Overtime your pearls may need to be re-strung. We recommend your pearls being restrung after 6 months to 1 year depending on use to prolong the wear of your precious pearly jewels.
Precious Metals - Sterling Silver
Sterling silver is one of the precious metals with a cool stylish look. It is also a natural characteristic of silver to tarnish. To remove the tarnish clean with a specialist cleaning cloth or fluid.
Precious Metals - Yellow Gold and Rose Gold
Yellow gold is a precious metal with warmth and lustre. It can be kept clean and lustrous with a specialist cleaning cloth or fluid. Periodic specialist cleaning and polishing by your jeweller is also recommended.
Rose gold can begin to appear darker and slightly redder after years of wear as It's the copper part of the rose gold becoming slightly darker and more vintage looking. This can take many many weeks, months or years of wear or exposure to happen. Many people seek out this darkened and vintage look for their jewellery, since it makes it naturally look like a piece of vintage jewellery.
Precious Metals - White Gold
White gold is a precious metal that is both beautiful and popular. The white lustre is enhanced by rhodium plating (rhodium is a member of the platinum family) which with general wear will fade over time. Therefore white gold requires a higher maintenance to retain its lustre. To restore the white lustre re-rhodium plating periodically is required. This specialist procedure can be carried out by your jeweller.
Please ensure your jewels are stored in a protective hard case to avoid damage when they are not being worn.