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Jewellery Care Guide
It's simpler than you think.
Care and cleaning
Pearls and other organic or porous gemstones should be protected from the alcohol or acids in make-up, perfume and hairspray. Always put your jewellery on last, after your perfume has dried.
Jewellery dips and sonic cleaners can damage pearls and gemstones, and wear down rhodium coatings. Generally, jewellery should be cleaned with nothing stronger than very mild soapy water and a soft toothbrush, while porus gemstones and pearls require only lukewarm water.
Caring for pearls
Pearls should be restrung every one to four years, depending on how often you wear them. If the string on your pearls is still bright white, it’s probably still fine. But if it’s beginning to look dull or grey, it’s time to restring. To arrange to have your pearls restrung, simply take them into the boutique where you purchased them, or contact customer services on +66 (0)92 581 6433 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Protecting gold jewellery
Most of our gold jewellery is made with 18 carat gold. Due to the purity of the metal, it is quite soft, and therefore needs to be treated with care.
The setting and the stones can both be damaged by sharp impacts that can occur when working with your hands, doing exercise etc. It is therefore best to wear your rings on your non-leading hand and remove them if you know you are about to embark on an activity that may expose them to risk.
Some of our 18 carat gold jewellery is plated with rhodium, which can give it either a bright, polished white gold finish, or a black sleek appearance.
Store your rhodium plated jewellery in its own pocket or pouch of a jewellery box or wallet to prevent it getting scratched and if your pieces start to look tired then bring them into one of our boutiques for re-plating, to restore their shine.
Although gemstones are some of the hardest natural materials in the world, the cut and setting can make them vulnerable. Larger stones in particular should be worn and stored with care.
Porous gemstones, including amber, turquoise, opals and pearls may be stained by oils or liquids, so it’s particularly important to avoid contact with face creams, sun tan lotion and household chemicals. Wash porous gemstones in lukewarm water and polish with a lint-free soft cloth.
Porous gemstones are more susceptible to damage when hot, so avoid wearing jewellery to the beach, where the sea salt, sun and sand could easily mar the appearance of your gems.
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