Jewellery Care

How to Take Care of Your Jewellery

At Stones Diamonds, we understand that your jewellery is more than just an accessory—it’s a cherished piece that tells a story. To keep your jewellery looking its best and to prevent the need for frequent repairs, regular care and maintenance are essential. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you take care of your precious pieces:

General Jewellery Care Tips

  1. Regular Cleaning: Clean your jewellery regularly to remove dirt and oils that can dull its sparkle. A toothbrush, warm water, detergent or soap, and a soft cloth will properly clean most pieces. Avoid harsh chemicals that can damage stones and metals. No need for “jewellery cleaners”, these products are usually just a soap and detergent.
  2. Proper Storage: Store your jewellery in a dry, cool place. Keep pieces separate to prevent scratching and tangling. Using a jewellery box with compartments is ideal.
  3. Safe Wearing: Remove jewellery when engaging in activities that could damage it, such as gardening, swimming, or exercising. Be mindful of exposure to perfumes, lotions, and hairsprays, pariticularity when wearing pearlsm, which can be extremely harmful.
  4. Check for Damage: Regularly inspect your jewellery for signs of wear and tear. Look for loose stones, worn clasps, or bent prongs.

Preventative Measures for Longevity

Jewellery is crafted with precision and care, making it both delicate and durable. However, improper care can lead to damage and the need for more frequent repairs. Here are some specific steps to help prevent common issues:

Remove Jewellery During Physical Activities

Wearing jewellery while engaging in physical activities such as going to the gym, playing sports, or doing household chores can significantly increase the risk of damage. Here’s why:

  • Impact and Pressure: Activities that involve impact or pressure can bend, scratch, or break your jewellery. Rings, in particular, can easily get caught on equipment such as gym equipment or clothing, leading to bent prongs or shanks.
  • Sweat and Chemicals: Sweat and exposure to chemicals in gym equipment, cleaning products, or chlorinated water can damage the metal and dull the stones.
  • Abrasion: Physical activities often involve contact with hard surfaces that can scratch the metal and stones, especially softer gemstones like opals and pearls.

Regular Maintenance

Preventative maintenance can go a long way in preserving your jewellery’s condition:

  • Inspections: Regular inspections by a professional jeweller can catch issues early. At Stones Diamonds, our free jewellery cleaning and inspection service helps identify problems like thinning claws or loose stones before they result in significant damage.
  • Repairs: Properly addressing any signs of wear and tear can prevent minor issues from becoming major ones. Services like ring resizing, rhodium plating, claw re-tipping, pearl re-stringing, and stone resetting ensure your jewellery remains secure and stunning.

Below is an example of a Platinum Ring Band with significant damage caused by improper care.

Our Services

At Stones Diamonds, we love helping you keep your jewellery in top condition. We offer a range of services to address any issues and maintain the beauty of your pieces.

Ring Resizing

Whether your ring is too tight or too loose, our skilled jewellers can resize it to fit perfectly.

Rhodium Plating

Restore the shine and lustre of your white gold jewellery with our rhodium plating service.

Claw Re-Tipping

Protect your precious stones by having worn or damaged claws re-tipped.

Pearl Re-Stringing

Keep your pearl necklaces and bracelets secure and beautiful with our re-stringing service.

Stone Resetting

Ensure your stones are securely set and looking their best with our stone resetting service.

Free Jewellery Cleaning and Inspection

One of our most popular services is our free jewellery cleaning and inspection, which we offer to all of our customers. This service is designed to keep your jewellery sparkling clean and in excellent condition. Regular inspections allow us to identify and address any potential issues before they become major problems.

Many customers are surprised when we show them how close they were to losing an expensive and precious diamond due to thinning claws. Below is an example of a claw showing the typical wear that regularly worn jewellery experiences:

By taking advantage of our free cleaning and inspection service, you can ensure your jewellery remains as beautiful and secure as the day you first wore it.

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