Caring For Your Fine Jewelry

Intricate and ornamental jewels require special attention to keep them looking good for years. In our how-to guide, we'll show you how to keep your jewelry in top condition so that it doesn't lose its lustre over time.

Basic Jewelry Maintenance

Even a diamond, one of the toughest materials on the planet, can be broken if not properly cared for, therefore it’s important to look after your jewelry on a daily basis. You may have to take care of some of the basics, such as removing your jewelry before swimming or washing your hands, but here's a quick list of the simple guidelines to follow to keep your jewelry in good condition:

Avoid Household Bleaches

Avoid exposing your gold jewelry to household bleach, as this can cause the gold to discolor and even disintegrate.

Avoid Household Chemicals and Extreme Temperatures

Jewelry is often delicate and heat-sensitive, it's crucial to keep it away from home chemicals like perfume, hairspray, cosmetics, and lotion, and to keep it away from high temperatures. Hardstones, in particular, are vulnerable to chemical degradation following exposure.

Avoid hard surfaces

Always keep your jewelry away from hard and harsh surfaces, which can crack or deteriorate gemstones and hardstones, as well as cause scratches on metal.

Cleaning And maintenance at Home

It's critical to clean your jewelry exclusively with warm soapy water and a delicate brush, then dry it with a clean, soft cloth. Do not use an ultrasonic cleaner or alcohol wipes to clean your gemstone and hardstone jewelry. While you're cleaning your jewelry, properly inspect the gemstone and diamond settings for any damage. Damage to a setting can cause a stone to become loose or even fall out if it is not repaired.

Cleaning by a Professional

Gemmaee recommends having your jewelry professionally cleaned on a regular basis. Once a year is advised for commonly worn pieces. While your jewelry is with professionals, they will perform a thorough maintenance check to verify the settings and prongs are in good working order.

Keeping Your Jewelry Safe

All of our jewelry is packaged in a secure, cushioned box lined with tarnish-proof cloth at the time of purchase. We recommend that you keep your jewelry in its original case between wears to keep it in good condition.