What care should be taken for pearls and pearl jewellery?
Pearls are very soft and need special care and attention.
You should never store your pearls in a jewelry box next to other jewelry as the box and other pieces of jewelry can damage the pearls by scratching and nicking.
Only use jewelry cleaners that are clearly marked safe for pearls. Never use ultrasonic cleansers, dish or wash detergents, bleaches, baking soda or ammonia based cleansers. Never use toothbrushes, or any other abrasive materials to clean your pearls. They can wear away the nacre coating, leaving behind a plain looking bead.
Always take off your pearls before using any cosmetics, hair spray, or perfume and avoid heat and dry air because both can cause pearls to turn brown, dry out, and crack.
Wipe your pearls with a soft, lint-free cloth as soon as you take them off.
Mix a squeeze of mild dish detergent with warm water in a bowl. Put the gold item into the soap mixture and let sit for a few minutes. Use a soft toothbrush to gently scrub the jewelry. Remove item from soapy water, rinse it and dry thoroughly with a soft polishing cloth.
What precautions should be taken for jewellery packaging while travelling?
While travelling, and storing your jewellery (sets, bangles), use proper fitted boxes. Improper handling might result in breakage and damage.
Travelling pouches are easy and light-weight. They are lined with special jewellery care fabrics and have various compartments for storage. Always ask them from your jewellery for the ease and comfort while travelling with jewellery.
Exposure of everyday jewellery to harsh household chemicals, hand lotions, hairspray, everyday grime and the inevitable perspiration, causes a film formation resulting in the dullness of the surface, broken prongs, discoloration of metal etc, which keeps it from looking its best. Hence, periodic visits to your jeweler can help in keeping your jewellery looking best.
Everyday wear jewellery, once in 6 months otherwise annual visit are suggested because we care as much as you for these precious jewels. Periodic visits can help to:
Mend worn out prongs, broken prongs; Buffing in case of open prongs
Re-rhodium plating, re-polishing in case of scratches
Minor repairs like fallen stones, screws, broken links