Caring for your Jewellery
Always store your jewellery pieces individually to prevent so pieces rubbing together that can cause scratches or tangles! Gemstones need some extra attention to ensure that they don't knock against one another when stored.
Try and keep away from direct heat and humidity to prevent tarnishing. With time and wear, sterling silver will naturally become oxidised and eventually tarnish. Storing silver jewellery in a sealed plastic bag or airtight box when it is not being worn will keep out the air that causes oxidation.
Cleaning your Jewellery
Always remember that your jewellery should be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off when dressing.
Your jewellery is particularly susceptible to damage from the effects of chemicals present in perfume, hairspray, make-up, nail polish remover, body oils, sun tan lotion and deodorant.
Clean your jewellery carefully with a soft, non-abrasive and lint-free cloth or chamois; this helps maintain or bring back its shine.
Do not swim or shower while wearing gold filled or silver jewellery, and remove rings when washing your hands. Chlorine, salt water and fresh water can damage precious metals and gemstones by dulling or eroding them.