Fine jewelry pieces are works of art that deserve to be treated with tender loving care. With the proper
attention, they become heirloom pieces that can
be passed down from generation to generation.
General Jewelry Care
- Wash jewelry in warm soapy water to remove dirt and oils. Rinse well.
- For most stones, use a mild, biodegradable, commercial liquid jewelry cleaner. Many jewelry stores and department stores carry a selection
of jewelry cleaners that are safe. Be sure to read and follow the directions on the container.
- Non-porous stones can be dipped in tarnish remover (eg. Tarn-X) and/or a solution of baking soda and water.
- Wash jewelry in soap and water to remove tarnish remover.
- A Sunshine Cloth will clean and shine up metals like gold and silver, and can be purchased at most fine jewelry stores.
- To extend the life of your silver, and to delay tarnishing, store your silver jewelry in a zip-lock bag.
- Don't submerge jewelry with holes.
- Don't put pearls or other porous stones in tarnish remover - follow instructions on bottle.
- Scotch Brite can be rubbed on the surface to refurbish a satin finish.
Care of Tahitian Pearls
- Wash pearls in warm soapy water to remove dirt and oils. Rinse well.
- Any chemical products (perfumes, colognes) will damage the pearl luster.
- Rubbing the pearl with extra virgin olive oil will preserve the luster.
- Excessive water use will weaken the leather.
- Never put pearls in tarnish remover.