Just because there is rising demand for welded jewellery, doesn’t mean it’s always a good idea. While wearing your precious accessory indefinitely sounds appealing, it can cause a lot of problems when it comes to care and maintenance.
This is only one of many essentials every fine jewellery owner must understand to make sure their pieces last for as long as possible.
If you want to know more about how to properly care for your bracelet, necklace, earring, or ring, this article will help. It covers everything, from jewellery cleaning and storage to insurance and repair.
Fine jewellery is ideally stored in clean and dry places. While many owners likely already know this tip, some may still end up leaving their pieces on the nightstand at the end of the day.
To minimise the exposure to potentially damaging air and moisture, it’s best to place fine jewellery pieces inside jewellery cases or compartments lined with fabric. If this is not possible, each piece should instead be wrapped in soft paper before being stored away in a drawer.
If you want to clean your jewellery at home, you’ll need lukewarm water, the softest brush you can find, and the mildest soap. Delicate gemstones should never be saturated for long. Make sure that every piece is completely dry before placing it back in storage.
Better yet, you can have professionals like us clean your jewellery for you. At Hatton Garden Diamond, we have the expertise, experience, and equipment to bring back your fine jewellery to how it was the day you bought it.
If you purchased your jewellery from us, we provide a complimentary polishing service once every year.
Precious metals like silver, gold, and platinum are highly susceptible to discolouration from everyday products like lotions, hairsprays, and perfumes. It’s best to leave wearing your jewellery as the last step before you head out (after you’ve applied everything else like makeup, perfume, and others).
Apart from getting ready, some activities are also not ideal for your fine jewellery, such as swimming, working out, cooking, and doing chores around the house. Not only can the chemicals involved (chlorine, sweat, cleaning detergents) cause discolouration, but the activities themselves can damage your pieces.
Sleeping may seem like a harmless activity, but the prongs in your fine jewellery can bend or even break as they get caught up in sheets or chains. It’s better to avoid these risks altogether and retire your accessories as you rest.
If the unfortunate does happen, and your fine jewellery gets damaged, it’s best to leave jewellery repair work to professionals. It may look easy to reset a loose stone, but doing so may worsen the damage already done, especially if you try to correct bent prongs or apply adhesives. Please don’t.
Instead, have us look at your fine jewellery. If you purchased your accessories from us, they will be insured. We also provide our clients with complimentary insurance inspections that most insurers require annually.
Your fine jewellery should always be treated with the care it deserves, starting from the day it was bought. This makes sure that your precious accessories last as long as possible and stay beautiful even after years of use.
If you want to learn more about proper care and maintenance for your fine jewellery, book a consultation with us through our contact page. We have more than 40 years of experience helping clients ensure that their fine jewellery always shines the brightest.