Silver should be kept absolutely dry. If your silver is used frequently, keep it away from excessive exposure to air and store it in a tarnish-proof cloth such as the pouch provided by the manufacturer or a silver storage box. Good storage boxes are lined with tarnish-proof fabric and have a separate space for each individual piece. If your climate is humid, place a small packet of desiccant crystals inside your storage area, whether it is a closed box or a flannel roll. Avoid contact with rubber bands or other rubber products. The sulfur in rubber causes tarnishing and corrosion. Sterling silver is a precious metal and may require cleaning from time to time. Using a small amount of silver jewelry cleaner on a soft cloth, gently rub the silver several times. Then rinse the silver thoroughly in warm water and carefully dry. This will remove the tarnish and dullness, keeping your sterling silver like new. Please note: chlorine and bleach accelerate tarnishing and should be avoided.
Dust, pollution and daily wear all conspire to cloud the brilliance of a gemstone and dull the surface of platinum and gold. We suggest that your ring receive periodic professional maintenance. Our trained technicians will check that the setting is adequately securing your stones and give your ring a thorough cleaning. Between professional cleanings, we recommend the occasional use of a non abrasive cleaner for diamond jewelry. A mild solution of six parts water to one part ammonia may be applied with a soft bristle brush. Jewelry with stones other than diamonds may need other care.
Gold is lasting and durable but can get scratched or dented if treated roughly. This is particularly true of rings and bracelets. Remove these pieces before any type of strenuous activity.
Avoid chlorinated swimming pools as well as acids and abrasives found in household cleaning solutions. Repeated exposure can weaken gold’s structure, eventually leading to breakage.
Repeated exposure to dust, moisture, perspiration and makeup can cause gold to lose its luster. Clean your jewelry regularly by using a cleaning solution of sudsy, lukewarm water, or having it professionally steam-cleaned by a reputable jeweler. After cleaning and rinsing, always dry and polish jewelry with a chamois or soft cloth to avoid scratches and bring out its shine.
Proper storage is as important as cleaning. Protect your gold jewelry by storing it safely in a jewelry box or keeping it wrapped in a soft cloth when not being worn.
Inspect your gold jewelry regularly for weakness or damage.