How to take care of your jewellery

Keep away from heat and light

Just like we need sunscreen to protect our skin from sunlight even when we are indoors, we need to protect our coloured gemstones too. Light and heat can affect a coloured gemstone’s durability and colour. Gemstones with lower hardness can fade or damage with continuous exposure to sunlight and heat. 

Protect from wear and tear

Solid 14k and 18k gold is meant for everyday wear because it has the properties to stand the test of time. However, it is susceptible to scratches, bumps and dents. Be mindful of your jewellery whilst doing any physical activity. 

Keep away from chemicals

Exposure to chemicals can damage or discolour gold and also harm coloured gemstones. Hairsprays, lotions, perfumes and other cosmetics may contain chemicals that can permanently damage the structure of gold or gemstones. Wear your jewellery after you have used these products. 

Never wear jewellery to a swimming pool or while using household cleaners. Chlorine, Chlorine bleach and ammonia among other chemicals can be too harsh for fine jewellery and tarnish their structure and/or give them a dull look. 

Jewellery with coloured gemstones should not be worn in the shower since this can create a soapy film on the jewellery. 

Clean your jewellery regularly

The best way to clean your jewellery is the easiest! 

a. For diamond jewellery or plain solid gold:

Take a bowl of warm water and add a mild dish soap to it. Do not use detergents. With a soft toothbrush, gently clean the jewellery after letting it soak in the warm water for about five minutes. Next, use a soft cloth to dry the jewellery. Let it dry completely before wearing. 

b. For coloured gemstones studded jewellery:

Because of their lower hardness, coloured gemstones should not be soaked or cleaned with water. Instead, use a soft cloth to gently wipe out any dirt on the jewellery. 

Store your jewellery properly 

Your jewellery pieces should be stored in a separate box/fabric pouches which they come with. Never toss them in a drawer as this would cause scratches when they rub against one another, in addition to getting tangled.

Use a separate pouch for each piece of jewellery or a fabricated jewellery box with individual slots for rings, bracelets and necklaces.