Cleaning And Caring For Your Jewellery
12 October 2023
All jewellery, mainly jewellery worn daily, requires ongoing care and maintenance to ensure it remains in peak condition. Your jewellery should be kept away from harsh detergents and hard surfaces (even a diamond can be chipped by a hard knock along its grain); hence, it is best to remove your jewellery during:
- Undertaking heavy work with your hands, such as working out at the gym, heavy lifting and gardening;
- Carrying out domestic chores, mainly when using chemicals such as chlorine and bleach, which will affect your jewellery finish and lustre
How to Clean Diamonds
Diamonds, with a magnetic affinity to dirt and oil, beckon for a careful touch. Keep them away from moisturisers, oils, and makeup when it’s time to refresh their brilliance.
You can visit one of our boutiques to keep your diamond jewellery looking its best.
DIY Diamond Care
You can follow these simple steps if you prefer to clean your diamonds at home.
You will need a soft toothbrush and a mild solution of 6 parts water and 1 part ammonia. Alternatively, you can use some gentle dishwashing detergent instead of ammonia.
Here’s how to do it:
1. Get a soft toothbrush, a towel or cloth, and the cleaning solution.
2. Dip the toothbrush into the solution and gently buff the diamond.
3. Rinse the diamond well with water.
4. Dry the diamond with a soft towel or cloth.
Please note that this at-home cleaning method is not recommended for pearl jewellery.
Pro Tip: Bring your jewellery to Rohan Jewellers annually for a professional check, clean, polish, and a complimentary rhodium plating session to maintain that brilliant white finish for your white gold pieces.
How to Clean Pearls
Pearls, the epitome of grace, demand a tender touch to preserve their natural lustre. Shield them from the harsh embrace of hairspray, cosmetics, sun creams, and perfumes, all harbouring chemicals that can mark their delicate nacre. A gentle wipe with a soft, damp cloth will free them from excess oils and dirt.
Care Note: While pearls are born to be worn, you should refrain from swimming, showering, sleeping, or engaging in sports with them. Schedule a yearly restringing session or seek prompt attention if signs of looseness emerge.
Storing Your Treasured Gems
When the spotlight is off and your jewellery takes a well-deserved rest, ensure it rests in a protective box or pouch. Let each piece have its own space to avoid the dance of unnecessary scratches; exercise caution in the unfortunate event of a knock or drop. If you suspect damage, entrust it to us for a thorough safety check.
Above all, remember that you wear a piece of art meticulously crafted from natural materials. Treat your jewellery with absolute love and care.