All JEWLSCPH jewellery is made of the finest materials. We only use precious metals and gemstones, as the right quality ensures the jewellery's durability. To ensure that the jewellery remains beautiful, it is important that you care for the jewellery correctly. With correct and regular care your jewellery will keep its shine and remain beautiful for a long, long time.
Genuine and hand-made jewellery is delicate, and needs to be handled with care. Please read the following about our materials and quality. By following these guidelines, you will ensure that your jewellery stays beautiful.
1. Remove your jewellery:
- When going to bed.
- When participating in sports.
- When showering.
- When cleaning to avoid contact with household chemicals
Additionally, do not expose jewellery to contact with make-up, hairspray, creams and perfumes as they can speed up the tarnishing process
2. Be careful of blows and hits that might cause damage to the gemstones.
Avoid contact with abrasive or rough surfaces as a scratch can cut through particularly the plated surface
3. Storing your jewellery
When not using your jewellery, keep it in a separate jewellery bag, to minimize scratches and other damages, as well as tarnishing.
4. Cleaning your jewellery
Sterling silver is prone to tarnishing; a dulling that occurs when silver reacts with sunlight, ambient air – when the jewellery is in continued contact with skin, sweat, body lotions a natural chemical reaction changes the finish of the metal sometimes creating an oxidized-look. This has nothing to do with the quality of the metal itself. Cleaning and polishing the jewellery regularly will prevent the tarnish process and keep the shine of the silver intact.
A safe way to clean your jewellery with regular household remedies is to use one of the following ways:
Do it yourself
Tinfoil and salt: Pour boiling water to a bowl and add small curled up tinfoil balls and a little kitchen salt. Let the jewellery soak in the mixture for a few minutes. Do NOT use this method for jewellery with gemstones.
Liquid detergent, tooth brush and soft cloth: Add a few drops of detergent to lukewarm water and let the jewellery soak for about 10 min. Use the tooth brush or soft cloth to gently clean the jewellery. This method can be used for jewellery with diamonds and gemstones, but not jewellery with pearls.
Cleaning at the goldsmith:
Most goldsmiths offer a wide range of polishing liquids or silver dip, especially made for cleaning jewellery. However, as these contain chemicals, be sure to follow exact instructions.
JEWSLSCPH also offers a range of professional jewellery cleaning products. Buy them HERE.
Jewellery made of pure white gold have a special coting that will wear away over time, and should therefore get special coting treatment to keep its white look. The plating used on the sterling silver will wear away with time, which is considered normal wear and tear rather than a defect. The jewellery can be re-plating when worn off.
Jewellery with gemstones that you wear regularly should be checked at least once a year to check for scratches and damages to the gemstones. Pearl string necklaces should also be checked regularly to ensure the string is not deteriorating.
The cleaning tips above can be supplemented with ultrasonic cleaning once a year. This method is ideal for cleaning most metal jewellery without gemstones (excluding oxidized silver and plated jewellery).
If you have any questions about how to handle and care for you jewellery, you are welcome to contact us.