Caring for your jewellery
While we will be pleased to help you restore your jewellery to its pristine condition, there are few simple steps you can take to keep your much loved jewellery looking as new.
- Remove all jewellery before taking a shower or cleaning. Soap can form a film on jewellery making it dull.
- A soft chamois cloth is an effective and inexpensive tool to keep your jewellery lustrous and shiny.
- Do not use toothpaste to clean jewellery.
- Be careful of chlorine. Chlorine, especially at high temperatures, can permanently damage and discolour your jewellery. Do not wear jewellery while using chlorine bleach or while in a pool or hot tub.
- Tarnish can be removed by using brush with jewellery cleaner or soap and water. After brushing simply rinse with lukewarm water and allow drying.
- Always clean hooks with an alcohol swab before wearing any new earrings.
- Apply your make-up, hair spray and perfume before your jewellery – the chemicals in them will damage the finish of the metal and the stones. In other words, put the jewellery on last.
While all of the above steps will help you keep you jewellery looking great, nothing quite beats professional care and attention. For best result, we at ME Jewellers will provide you with a much more professional looking and lasting results.
Storing Your Jewellery
- When not wearing jewellery store it in soft cloth pouches, soft cloth wraps and plastic zip lock bags or their original box or case.
- Chains should lie flat to avoid kinks.
- Gold is strong but can still be scratched. So avoid placing pieces atop each other in a jewellery box or drawer.
- Store your ornaments in a dry place. Avoid extreme temperatures.
- Always store jewellery in separate pouches or wraps. Don’t cram them into your jewellery box. Overcrowding could mean misplaced gems or lost jewellery if a small piece falls unnoticed from the case. You could even inadvertently bend a fragile piece or chip a delicate stone.
- Don’t leave earrings, gold chains or pendants on the rim of a sink or edge of a bathtub, they can easily slip down the drain.
- Don’t leave coloured gems, pearls or Swarovski crystals exposed to sunlight for extended periods as they will fade.