Each of our pieces is designed to last a lifetime — and then some. Taking small steps to maintain your jewelry on a regular basis will ensure they stay brilliant for years to come. Here are some of the most important ways to love and care for your modern heirlooms:
- Although diamonds are one of the hardest materials in nature, they can still be chipped by a sharp, sudden blow. Avoid wearing your diamond jewelry, specifically rings, when engaging in rough work or play.
- Keep your fine jewelry away from chlorine, bleach and other household chemicals, as this can damage and discolor the setting of your jewelry. You should also avoid wearing your fine jewelry when in a chlorinated pool or hot tub.
- Avoid wearing all gold jewelry before showering or cleaning. Soap can cause a film to form on karat gold jewelry, making it appear dull and dingy. By preventing the formation of this film, you immediately reduce the frequency with which your pieces will need to be cleaned.
- You can clean your diamonds regularly – ideally once a week – using a commercial jewelry cleaner:
- Simply dip the jewelry into the cleaning solution and then use a soft bristled brush to dislodge any grime from under the setting.
- After brushing, rinse and dry your jewelry with a microfiber cloth.
- Once clean, avoid touching your diamonds by handling your jewelry by the edges. Be sure to store your jewelry in a dark, dry and cool place for safekeeping.