The gemstone you have chosen is unique and delicate, with no two stones ever being exactly the same. Therefore, treat your gemstone with care, avoiding knocks. Avoid wearing your jewellery during activities such as sport, gardening, housework, DIY or subjecting it to extreme changes in temperature; your purchase is not indestructable. While we would advise you to take care of all your gemstones, the hardness and durability of gemstones can vary, such as tanzanite, opal, pearl, coral, amber and blue john. These are more vulnerable to wear, especially when set in rings or bracelets, so be aware to take special care when wearing such gemstones.
Clean gently with a soft cloth dampened with water only. Avoid detergents, abrasives or commercial cleaners. By following these simple guidelines, your gemstone jewellery should give you years of pleasure.
Pearls are one of the oldest known gems discovered over 4,500 years ago. In Ancient Greek, the word ‘pearl’ implied perfect purity. Pearls can be affected by cosmetics, perfumes and hairsprays. It would be advisable to complete your makeup and wear your pearls at the very end.
To keep your pearls looking beautiful, wipe them with a soft and slightly damp cloth occasionally to remove any residue. Do not apply any polishing or cleaning agent to this cloth, just warm water.
Keep your pearls separate from other jewellery as they can become scratched.
Finally, if you wear your pearls regularly have them re-strung at the first sign of fraying.
To keep your jewellery looking pristine you will need to take care of it as you would any other precious item. Here are some tips:
- Remove rings when performing manual work that is likely to scratch the surface.
- Clean jewellery from time to time using a soft brush in warm soapy water. Never use abrasive cleaners.
- Dry using a soft, clean non-abrasive cloth. Gently rub to maximize the shine.
- When not wearing jewellery store it carefully. Keep items separated – not mixed with other pieces in a box.