Care for your Diamond Jewellery

Care for your Diamond Jewellery

Jewellery Storage

• Protect your jewellery when it is not being worn by separating it from other jewellery, using a separate compartment in your jewellery box.

• Gems and gem quality items, improperly stored, can damage each other. Diamonds, for example,may scratch rubies, sapphires, or emeralds, and in certain situations, each other. To be on the safe side, be sure that gemstones and jewellery do not touch.

• Because of their softness, cultured pearls need special care. Clean and dry them prior to storing your pearls in a special chamois pouch - safe from potential harm.

• Rings, regularly worn, need periodic cleaning to remove the film caused by, cosmetics, soap, and skin oil that may cloud the ring's beauty. Diamonds, for example, have an affinity for grease and literally collect oils in dishwater. Remove rings before
routine household chores and clean rings regularly.

• Activity which might subject a gemstone to sharp blows-such as gardening, working with hand tools, or playing sports-may also damage a gemstone.Diamonds are also susceptible to damage from an impact, which might cause them to chip or crack.

• Chemicals present in hair spray or cosmetics may cause damage, especially to cultured pearls. Wipe your pearls with a soft chamois or flannel cloth after each wearing to remove your skirts oils and salts.

• A very few colored gemstones, such as kunzite, may fade when worn in sunlight or in a tanning booth.