Jewellery care guide

Our Rhodium plated sterling silver jewellery prevents tarnishing. In case, overtime the piece tarnishes, we can re-polish it for you.

Put on your jewellery after you’ve applied your cosmetics like creams and perfumes. Pearls can discolor when in contact with cosmetics, so take extra care with them.

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Remove your jewellery when you go swimming and for physical work. On repeated exposure to chlorine, gold jewellery will weaken and eventually break and sterling silver jewellery will tarnish. In case you wear your jewellery while swimming/bathing, rinse it with soap and water afterwards to clean off the residual chemicals. Gold jewellery is soft, easily damageable and susceptible to scratches, be mindful of when you wear it. 

Avoid keeping the jewellery in envelopes and cardboard boxes. Always use a soft cloth to dry the jewellery, not tissue paper or towels. Store the jewellery separately in an airtight pouch (zip lock bag) to avoid scratches and tangling. 

Keep away your jewellery from direct sunlight as it can discolour or damage certain gems

Gold Jewelry

Oxidised jewellery should not be polished or cleaned with soap in order to maintain the oxidised details. The oxidised finish will disappear with time and this is not considered a defect, but a natural result of wear and tear. The oxidised finish can be reapplied by a goldsmith.

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Pearl

Keep pearls away from chemicals.

Avoid storage in a dry or climate controlled area as pearls draw moisture from the air to prevent cracking.

 

Pearl jewellery should be worn as often as possible, but avoid wearing pearls while performing rough tasks which could scratch the pearls.

Wipe your pearl jewellery with a soft cloth on a regular basis to avoid damage by perspiration.

The gem is incredibly soft and porous, so it is recommended to not dip it in liquid (as shown in the video above). In order to clean the pearl, wipe with a moistened, soft and lint-free cloth. Use a very soft brush to dislodge the remaining dirt. Let the pearl dry completely before you store it.

While storing your pearl necklace, avoid hanging it and fasten the hooks/clasps to prevent tangling or scratches by the metal. 

Restring your pearl necklace every few years and avoid moisture on the threading material.

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EMERALD

Consider re-oiling your Emerald by a professional if you feel it has lost some of its character and shine.

 

For general cleaning, the warm soapy water method is fine, but don’t soak your Emerald for long. Avoid ultrasonic and steam cleaning.

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Use room temperature water to clean opal since sudden temperature changes are not good for the stone. However, do not soak the stone in water as when Ethopian Opal absorbs water, it changes it's color. In case your Opal comes in contact with water and changes it's color- leave it to naturally air-dry and the original color will return.

Opal has a small amount of moisture which prevents the surface from cracks (crazing), thus it should be kept away from extreme hot sources. In the event that it loses its moisture, wrap it in moist cotton and put it in an airtight bag. Re-moisten the cotton wool in case it dries out.

 

Keep opal away from household cleaning products and cosmetics since it reacts badly to alcohol and acid.

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SAPPHIRE

Sapphire has a hardness of 9 and so, does not chip, break or scratch easily but can scratch other stones. The only precious stone that can scratch Sapphire is Diamond, and so, you must store your sapphire jewellery separately. 

Check your jewellery often to ensure the stone setting has not loosened. 

 

 For general cleaning, the warm soapy water method is fine, but it is recommended to avoiding soak your Sapphire in water unless it is set in Gold. Ultrasonic and steam cleaning can be done on natural, untreated sapphire stones.