Begin by removing jewelry, especially rings, during household chores and gardening. Avoid contact with salty water, soap, cosmetic products, fragrances, hairsprays and corrosive or solvent-based cleaning agents as these include chemicals that can damage your jewelry. Substances such as chlorine may permanently damage or discolor your jewelry, especially at high temperatures. Also try to avoid wearing your jewelry to the beach, swimming pool, hot tub or playing sports in order to protect it from getting damaged. Prolonged exposure to sunlight or heat can damage your jewelry.
On occasions, make sure that a professional jeweler checks your stones and its setting to ensure that they are securely set and prevent diamonds or gemstones from falling out. All precious metals and stones vary in their characteristics and handling needs. The following paragraphs outline some care guides for different types of products. We do not recommend using an ultrasonic bath for jewelry with precious resin or natural components such as pearls, mother-of- pearl, wood, rubber or leather.
Gold/Platinum: To preserve the beauty of your gold or platinum jewelry, dust and dirt should be removed by wiping it off with a damp cloth. We recommend having your piece of jewelry serviced on a regular basis. You can use an ultrasonic bath to clean your jewelry but make sure that there are no loose stones on the item before turning on the actuator as the vibration can make loose stones fall. Restoring your pieces to a brand new condition can be done by a professional jeweler who can polish and rhodium plate if necessary your items. We recommend having this done at least once a year.
Sterling Silver: Although all our silver jewelry is Rhodium Plated, which resists tarnishing, the materials natural effect and cannot be fully avoided. Regular cleaning of your pieces with a silver polishing cloth is recommended. We do not recommend using silver cleaning agents as they can remove the plating and accelerate the tarnishing process. Be gentle when you are removing dirt or oil with the cloth as the metal might scratch if rubbed to hard, using back and forth soft strokes as opposed to a circular motion is the preferred approach.
Stainless Steel: This metal is a very hard and resistant material which does not tend to stain, tarnish, discolor or scratch easily. However, shiny and polished stainless steel is more sensitive and should not be exposed to sharp surfaces. Over time, stainless steel may show signs of wear and tear. Although polishing stainless steel is possible if done by a professional jeweler, its hard surface makes it very hard to restore properly especially on intricate pieces.
Leather: This natural material is sensitive to the effects of light, humidity and water. To keep your leather parts in perfect condition and prevent the color from fading, protect it from prolonged exposure to high temperatures or direct sunlight. In the event of contact with water, it should be dried promptly with a soft, smooth cloth. To maintain its natural softness, treat the leather parts with a leather-care product.
Rubber: If your piece of jewelry has rubber inlays, please do not use any strong chemical-cleaning agents. Avoid scratches or cuts on the rubber, as this may cause the material to break.
Diamonds: It is recommended that diamonds are handled with care to maintain the lifetime of their brilliance. Avoid contact with chemical products such as fragrances and detergents, as these substances may tarnish precious stones.
Gemstones/Precious Stones: Gemstones are very sensitive and may change color if not treated properly. Gemstones should not be exposed to sunlight for a prolonged time as this may cause undesired changes in the material.
Pearls/Mother-of-Pearl: Clean your piece of jewelry adorned with pearls or mother-of-pearl with a damp cloth, carefully wiping the pearls or mother- of-pearl. Afterwards, dry your jewelry using a soft cloth.
Swarovski Crystals: Occasionally polish these crystals with a soft lint-free cloth to retain the original sheen of the crystal elements. If soiled, clean by hand with warm water and drops of mild soap and rinse it off. Finish by drying it with a soft cloth.
Cubic Zirconia: This hard synthetic material is optically flawless and usually colorless. To keep it looking this way avoid brushing it against any other surface as it will scratch and become dull. Clean your CZ with soapy water using a soft brush and rinse under warm water to keep its sparkle.
When your are not wearing your jewelry, we suggest that you pack your items in a soft material such as a pouch and place it in a dry, moist free place and avoid exposure to sunlight as these conditions can cause undesired changes in the jewelry. If you have necklaces or pendants, make sure to lay them flat; likewise, bracelets and bangles should also lay flat, and if they are large or have intricate and delicate designs avoid placing any other items on top of them. With rings, avoid placing any heavy object on top as it might damage a stone or the shape of the piece. Earrings such as hoops can lay flat, but do store earrings with posts inside a small box to prevent damaging the posts.