- Try to protect any jewelry from scratches, sharp blows, harsh chemicals, extreme temperatures and sunlight.
- Store jewelry separately so it doesn't scrape other jewelry.
- When doing household chores such as gardening and cleaning, be certain to remove rings.
- Put your jewelry on after washing and applying any makeup or hair spray.
- Avoid wearing jewelry in a swimming pool. Chlorine can cause damage to various gemstones and gold.
- Avoid storing your jewelry next to a heating vent, window-sill or on a car dashboard. Store jewelry away from sunlight as the sun may fade the gemstones.
- Always store bead necklaces flat - such as lapis, pearls, etc, as silk stretches over time.
- Be certain that stones mounted in rings are not loose or rattle. The prongs of a ring can wear down. If the prongs wear down too much or break, you have lost the stone.
- Sterling silver will polish up by rubbing or buffing it with a soft cotton cloth or a Sunshine Cloth. If you store silver in plastic bags with an interlocking seal, it will be less prone to tarnish. (Do not store pearls in plastic bags!).
Care for Gold Jewellery
- Remove all jewelry before showering, swimming, or house cleaning. Soap can leave a film on your jewelry making it appear dull and dingy. Chemicals such as chlorine or cleaning solutions can damage fine gold.
- For light cleaning of your gold jewelry, use a soft cloth with liquid detergent and lukewarm water.
- Grease can be removed by dipping your gold jewelry into plain rubbing alcohol.
- Protect your gold jewelry from scratching by using pouches or a compartmentalized jewelry box.
- For home cleaning of gold jewelry, we can remove tarnish by using soap and water mixed with a few drops of ammonia followed by careful brushing with a soft bristle brush. After the brushing, simply rinse with lukewarm water and allow drying.
Care for Diamond Jewellery
- Do not wear your diamond ring when you're doing rough work. Even though a diamond is durable, a strong blow can still chip it.
- Don't let your diamond come in contact with a chlorine bleach when you're doing household chores. It can damage and discolor the mounting.
- Do have your ring checked and cleaned at least once a year. In between, you can keep your diamond clean by lightly brushing it with an old toothbrush in a bowl of warm, sudsy water. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry with a soft cloth.
- Store your diamond jewelry separately because diamonds can scratch other jewelry or each other.
- The packing of your diamonds and other precious pieces for travel should be given care. There are many types of carryalls, especially designed for jewelry travel, available in all price ranges. They come in all sizes, shapes and patterns. Most have velvet pads inside to attach pins and earrings, and special compartments for bracelets and necklaces.
- Don't leave your ring on the rim of a sink when you remove it to wash your hands. It can easily slip down the drain.
Care for Astral Gems
- After use, the precious gemstone jewelry should be wiped thoroughly with a clean soft, slightly damp cloth. This is because the gemstone's luster will be enhanced it is ensured that jewelry is clean before storage.
- Gemstone or Gemstone studded jewelry should be stored individually in soft pouches provided by the Jeweler.
- Exposure to salt water or harsh chemicals, such as chlorine or detergents deteriorates the quality of the jewelry. These chemicals will eventually erode the finish and polish of gemstones.