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Jewelry Care Tips

Fine jewelry is a precious possession that is designed and crafted to last a lifetime. However, proper care is required to assure the lasting qualities of your jewelry. Below are some simple, basic guidelines for the care and cleaning of your fine jewelry:


  • Store your jewelry in a clean, dry place.

  • Visit your jeweler every six months to have your jewelry professionally cleaned and checked for loose stones, worn mountings, and general wear and tear.

  • Apply all cosmetics, lotions, sunscreen, perfumes, and colognes before putting on your jewelry.

  • Store in a fabric-lined box and prevent them from moving around to keep them from scratching each other or chains tangling. For travel, use a box with compartments, or simply use a soft tissue to individually wrap each piece.

  • Use caution when removing your jewelry to wash your hands. Do not leave jewelry on the rim of a sink where it can easily slip down the drain.

  • Never expose jewelry to harmful chemicals such as household cleaners and bleach.

  • Always remove jewelry before entering a pool, hot tub, or spa as to avoid Chlorine and other chemicals which can harm your jewelry. Also, remove before getting in saltwater.

  • Inventory your jewelry and insure it in case of being lost, stolen, or damaged.

  • Have frequently-worn pearls restrung as necessary, with a knot between each pearl to prevent loss if the string breaks. This also prevents the pearls from scratching each other.

  • Do not submerge gold jewelry or soft gemstones in silver cleaner.

  • Use ultrasonic cleaners with caution. Your local jeweler can tell you if an ultrasonic is right for your jewelry wardrobe and, if it is, recommend an appropriate model.

  • When performing manual tasks or playing sports, remove your jewelry to prevent physical damage

  • Use only a soft brush, never sharp or hard objects, to remove dirt or particles.

  • Avoid cleaning damaged jewelry as it can worsen the problem. It should be set aside until repaired.

  • Out of jewelry cleaner? You can give your jewelry a quick at home cleaning with a mixture of warm water and a mild dish soap.

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