Cleaning Tips

Always
– Apply lotion, cosmetics, hairspray and perfume before dressing in jewelry.
– When undressing, wipe each piece with a clean soft cloth to remove oils and perspiration.
– Store in a fabric-lined box, seperately or individually wrapped in tissue to prevent scratches.

Tips for Cleaning
– Follow the instructions appearing on the label or box.
– Clean in a secure location, not the rim of a sink where a piece may slip down the drain.
– Use only a soft brush, never sharp or hard objects to remove dirt or particles.
– Clean your jewelry often; lotions, soaps and skin oils alter the optical properties of diamonds and gemstones, causing them to look dull.
– Seriously soiled jewelry should be cleaned professionally.
– Clean diamond jewelry with a soft brush dipped in warm water and mild detergent; rinse under running water.
– Never expose pearl jewelry to chemicals or solvents and store each piece in a soft bag.
– Don’t expose colored gemstones to chemicals, solvents or ultrasonics without knowing their specific cleaning requirements.

Tips for a long life
– Keep your Laboratory Reports in a safe location, seperate from jewelry pieces, for security.
– Have your jewelry cleaned and checked by a professional for worn mountings, loose prongs and general condition at least once per year.
– Have white gold re-plated, platinum re-polished and prongs re-tipped as necessary to maintain original condition (generally every 24 months or so).
– Have frequently-worn pearls restrung as necessary, with a knot between each pearl to prevent loss if the string breaks.
– Some colored gemstones should not be exposed to sudden temperature changes; know your pieces and their needs.
– Select daily-wear jewelry that is in harmony with your lifestyle and schedule of activities.
– Treat each piece as if it were a family heirloom, for someday it may be.

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