Caring For Your Designer Jewellery

Gold Jewellery

Due to its high quality, our 18ct gold jewellery requires little maintenance to keep it gleaming as long as you take a few common sense precautions to prevent a build up of dirt, grease, makeup, etc. However, even if it does get dirty, it is easy to clean without having to worry about tarnishing or its precious stones losing their lustre. 

  • Tips for keeping your jewellery clean:

    • Remove all jewellery before showering or cleaning. Soap can cause a film to form on karat gold jewellery, making it appear dull.

    • Remove jewellery when applying makeup, face powder, perfume or body creams if it covers where the jewellery sits.

    • Wash hands after applying makeup and creams before putting on jewellery.

    • Our jewellery is made from 18ct gold and will not react with the chlorine in the pool, just don’t lose it!. Be careful though, cheaper jewellery with lower percentages of gold and different alloys have been known to react badly to chlorine.

  • Tips for keeping your jewellery scratch and chip free:

    • Always separate your gold jewellery in a compartmentalized jewellery box or keep them individually wrapped to protect against scratching.

    • Be careful not to drop your jewellery onto a hard surface. Even though diamonds have a hardness of 10 on the Mohs scale, sapphires and rubies 9 and Emeralds 8, they are not indestructible! A knock on a hard surface could chip or shatter a stone.

  • Tips for cleaning 18K gold and precious gem jewellery:

    • Use a soft toothbrush and soapy water to gently clean the gold and precious stones, remembering to clean the back as well. After the soaping, simply rinse with lukewarm water and allow to dry.

    • Once dry you could also use a soft cloth to give a light polish.

    • Grease can be removed from karat gold jewellery by dipping it into rubbing alcohol.

    • If you own a pendant on a leather cord don’t immerse the cord in water!