A Few Basic Rules of Jewelry Care

  • Remove jewelry while cleaning.

  • Clean jewelry regularly. Soap and oils from fingerprints can significantly detract from jewelry luster and shine.

  • Apply makeup before putting on jewelry. Chemicals in cosmetics, hairspray, perfumes and lotions can often damage metals, pearls and other types of jewelry.

  • Avoid wearing jewelry in swimming pools and spas. Chlorine can react with metals causing color and structural damage,

  • Contact Sports and jewelry don't mix. Hard blows can dislodge a gemstone from its setting.

  • Separate pieces of jewelry when storing it. Contact can lead to abrasion.

  • Heat can fracture gems. Store gemstone jewelry in a temperate location.

  • Fine jewelry should be regularly inspected to ensure that stones are securely set.

Care of Sterling Silver

Silver is a precious metal, a relatively rare metal and may require cleaning from time to time. Care should also be taken to prevent silver tarnish build-up, a dulling that naturally occurs when silver reacts with sulfur or hydrogen sulfide in the ambient air. To clean your silver, use polishes formulated specifically to remove tarnish. With proper care, your fine quality silver will last a lifetime. 

  • Remove jewelry while cleaning.

  • Clean jewelry regularly. Soap and oils from fingerprints can significantly detract from jewelry luster and shine.

  • Apply makeup before putting on jewelry. Chemicals in cosmetics, hairspray, perfumes and lotions can often damage metals, pearls and other types of jewelry.

  • Avoid wearing jewelry in swimming pools and spas. Chlorine can react with metals causing color and structural damage