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Jewellery care
1.   Try to guard your jewellery from scratches, harsh blows, chemicals, extreme temperatures and sunlight.
2.   It is important to remember that every piece of jewellery needs to be cared for in a special way. Ideally, two pieces of jewellery, especially diamonds, should not be kept in the same box so it doesn’t scrape against each other. Wrapping smaller items of jewellery individually in tissue paper before keeping them in a box safeguards them against scratches.
3.   When playing sports or doing household chores such as gardening and cleaning, be certain to remove rings and other jewellery.
4.    Avoid wearing jewellery when swimming in a pool. The chlorine can cause damage to various gemstones and gold.
5.    Put your jewellery on after applying any makeup, hair sprays or perfumes.
6.    Make sure that stones mounted on rings are not loose. The prongs of a ring can wear down or break over time. Prongs are easily re-tipped to keep the stones intact.
7.    Sterling silver is prone to tarnish. It can be polished by rubbing or buffing with a soft cloth. Silver stored in sealed plastic pouches are less prone to tarnish.
8.    Do not wear gold jewellery while bathing or cleaning. Soap won’t harm gold, but will leave a film of residue that will coat your jewellery leaving it less lustrous.
9.    Jewellery can be cleaned with commercial jewellery cleaners or with a soap and water (without chlorine) solution. Brush the solution on your jewellery with a small soft brush and rinse with lukewarm water. Jewellery set with gemstones need professional cleaning by a jeweller and should not be cleaned by this method.

10.  Use a chamois cloth to wipe your cleaned jewellery. This is a safe and gentle way for returning the lustre to your jewellery. It’s often a good idea to establish regular contact with us, since we will be able to advise you about repairs and caring for your jewellery. Any new piece of jewellery that you treasure and love may become a family heirloom over time.