Precious metals including gold, platinum and sterling silver are much softer than other metals and everyday objects, like steel. You can scratch or damage your pieces by picking up or hitting hard surfaces. So please remember to remove your jewellery if your day-to-day activity is very hands on or using potentially damaging materials, for example lifting weights at the gym, gardening or cleaning.
It is advised to remove your jewellery before you shower and before swimming in the ocean or chlorinated pools. Avoid spraying perfumes or hairspray directly on your jewellery as these chemicals will tarnish your piece over time. We also recommend removing all jewellery when you go to bed to avoid unnecessary pulling on claws.
Everyday wear means your stones are exposed to dirt, perspiration, makeup, natural skin oils and everyday chemicals, these materials will build up on your stones over time.
To clean your stones, soak your piece in a bowl of warm, soapy water and use a soft toothbrush to scrub underneath the stones (underneath the stones is where most of the dirt is trapped).
Finish with a soft lint free cloth to give the metal a polish.
We recommend that all of your jewellery is insured and covered for accidental damage, theft and loss. We recommend Centerstone & Q Report Jewellery Insurance. You can view their websites and get a quote via these links
- Centerstone Jewellery insurance
- Q Report Jewellery insurance
Alternatively, you can also insure your pieces under your home and contents insurance policy, but we recommend listing the items as portable and make sure you read the fine print as many don’t cover you for loss or accidental damage.