JEWELRY CARE

How to make your jewelry last a lifetime.

  • Jewelry should be treated with love and care.
  • Each piece was thoughtfully designed using precious and semi-precious metals and gemstones that should be handled with care.
  • Remove your jewelry before showering, cleaning, washing dishes, exercising, gardening or prior to any activity.
  • To help preserve the integrity of your piece, avoid immersing in water and exposure to aerosols. Body lotions and perfumes should be applied before putting on jewelry. Exposure to these substances can lead to fine metal discoloration and erosion.
  • Jewelry with stone settings should be checked yearly by a professional jeweler.

FINE GOLD METAL

Gold jewelry can be cleaned by using simple warm water mixed with a small amount of mild, nonabrasive dishwashing soap and a soft toothbrush. Rinse and pat your jewelry dry, using a soft cloth.

STERLING SILVER

Sterling silver jewelry with a matte finish should not be rubbed with a polishing cloth as it can wear away the finish. We recommend making a watery paste of baking soda and water and rub gently to restore surface.

For silver with a high polish surface, we suggest using a soft buffing cloth to remove natural tarnish, without using harmful abrasive cleaners.

OPALS

Opals are one of the most loved gems and require special care instructions. They are extremely sensitive to sudden changes in temperature and we suggest avoiding exposure to extreme heat or cold. If you can’t avoid taking your opal jewelry from one temperature extreme to another, keep the pieces under your clothes if possible, to help minimize the change.

Apply your perfumes, colognes, and hairsprays before you put on any gemstone jewelry, but be particularly cautious with opals as they react very poorly to acids and alcohols.

Remove your opal prior to household or outdoor chores, that include washing dishes and gardening. Opals are sensitive to shocks from contact and may crack if exposed to excessive pressure.

Clean your opal using warm water, mild soap and a soft brush, just like many other gemstone pieces. Keep in mind that opals are sensitive to changes in temperature, hence, keep the water close to room temperature.

Avoid ultrasonic cleaners and chemical cleaners.

Opals are vulnerable to scratching. Store your opal jewelry separate from other pieces to minimize accidental contact or scratches.