All of our products are made of 18K gold or white gold plated on brass. To satisfy certain design demands, we use different kind of pearls. Some of them from nature, some of them are glass or resin. We can guarantee they are all high quality. Although they can last for years, it's still important to properly care for your valuable pieces to ensure they'll sparkle and shine for years to come. Here are 5 tips to help you care for your jewellery.
1. Keep Your Jewellery Clean and Dry
Jewellery cleaning is important to restore shine and remove any oils or dirt build-up. But if you’re cleaning a gold necklace or cleaning pearl earrings, you may need to use different tools for different materials.
To maintain your pieces, remember a few things:
- Many jewellery types can be cleaned with warm water and a mild dish soap. Be careful to use a gentle cloth or brush for cleaning, especially with soft gems like pearls that are easy to scratch.
- Avoid any cleaning products not specifically designed for jewellery. Many cleaners can contain harsh chemicals that can damage gems or metals.
- Put water into a separate bowl to rinse jewellery rather than over the sink, where it’s easy to lose a piece down the drain.
2. Keep It Out of the Gym and Spa
As a general rule, if you’re going to swim, sweat, or steam, don’t bring your jewellery with you. It’s common for people to keep a pair of earrings on in the pool or wear a ring in the shower. But moisture, as well as the pool chlorine, (and even the pH of your sweat) can discolour your jewellery. Additionally, it provides plenty of opportunities for your favourite items to get lost or broken. Here are some ideas:
- Keep a small cloth jewellery bag in your gym or swim bag to have a safe place to store your jewellery before workouts.
- Place a ring bowl by the bathroom sink to remind you to remove your jewellery before showering or washing your hands.
- Wear your pieces only during dry activities and dry places—that means taking them off when gardening, cooking, playing sports, and cleaning.
3. Avoid Contact with Lotion or Perfume
Precious metals, coloured gems, and pearls are very sensitive to chemicals. That can include even the products you put on your skin. If you’re applying perfume, make sure to do so before putting on your jewellery rather than spritzing afterwards. The same goes for any sort of makeup setting spray, lotion, or skin refreshing spray. Here are some things to keep in mind:
- Be careful, especially of pearls and porous gems—they can have permanent surface damage from some cosmetic chemicals.
- Make sure that your skin is completely dry after applying any sprays before putting jewellery on.
- If your precious metals become exposed to any chemicals, immediately rinse and wash off any residue with a gentle cloth.