Your jewellery is probably one of the most precious items you own; a prized possession that you love to wear and show off. Depending on the stone and metal, your jewellery needs special care and attention to keep it safe and last long. Follow these care tips to keep your shining ornaments at their best.
Always protect your jewellery from chemicals, sunlight, scratching and heat. Ideally, store your jewellery in a soft lined pouch or box. Try to keep pieces apart, so that they don't tangle or rub together.
Wear your jewellery for appropriate tasks; avoid wearing rings when cleaning, gardening or sport activities. Don't let your jewellery come into contact with nail polish removers, perfume and hairspray. Most importantly, when dressing up, wear your jewellery after you wear your outfit and doing your hair. Your jewellery should be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off.
Clean your jewellery regularly and use professional jewellery cleaning products (always read the manufacturer’s instructions). Never go swimming while wearing your jewellery, chlorine in swimming pools can cause serious damage.
Some gemstones such as pearls, opals and turquoise can be quite porous, that is why you shouldn't leave these stones immersed in water for too long. Some stones can also be damaged in sunlight such as such as Amethyst, Aquamarine, Beryl, Citrine, Kunzite and Quartz. These stones may lose or change colour when left in sunlight and/or high temperatures.
Check your jewellery regularly to ensure that stones mounted in rings are not loose or rattle. Prongs holding the gemstones in your jewellery can wear down. If the prongs wear down too much or break, there are high chances for the stone to fall out. Prongs are easily retipped by most professional jewellers to keep the stone secure. If this is the case with your jewellery you can consult Pravins where they will be restored to their original condition under the Pravins Lifetime Guarantee.
Gemstone necklaces, earrings and bracelets should always be stored flat, preferably in a silk pouch.
Visit our caring for your jewellery section for more information on keeping your precious pieces shimmering for a lifetime.