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Jewellery & Diamonds

Jewellery & Diamonds

 

  • Diamonds may be the hardest natural substance known to man, but can still be damaged, chipped, abraded or scratched.  Therefore, don’t jumble your diamond jewellery together or with other pieces, because diamonds can scratch other jewellery and each other.
  • After removing jewellery, wipe with a soft cloth and store separately in a fabric-lined jewel case or in a box.
  • Clean your jewellery and diamonds regularly with a jewellery cleaner that you can obtain from your jeweller.
  • Remove jewellery before doing chores and do not let your jewellery or diamonds come in contact with chlorine, bleach or other chemicals as this can pit or discolour the mounting and have a negative effect on the stone . Platinum will not be affected.
  • Put on jewellery after you apply make-up, perfume or cologne.
  • Tanzanite and some other gemstones should never be cleaned in an ultrasonic cleaner or steam cleaned. Warm soapy water or a damp soft cloth is considered safe.
  • Remove all gold jewellery before showering or cleaning. Soap can cause a film to form on carat gold jewellery, making it appear dull.
  • Signs of wear, such as scratches, can eventually appear on jewellery. Consult your jeweller to determine if they can be removed by re-polishing.
  • See your jeweller at least once a year to have your jewellery checked for loose claws, worn mountings and general wear and tear and have your jewellery professionally cleaned every six months.
  • Do not rub silver with anything other than a polishing cloth or a fine piece of felt.
  • Store your silver in a cool, dry place, preferably in a tarnish-preventive bag. Make sure your silver is not exposed to air and light during storage – this can cause silver to tarnish.
  • For polished natural colour titanium rings, it is suggested that you have your titanium ring polished about once or twice a year.
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