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Keeping silver bright and shiny

As with most precious metals, in time silver will oxidize. Properly maintained silver actually improves with age. It develops a lush patina when treated well.

Simply clean with a mild soap and water solution. Pat dry with a soft cloth. If dirt is more stubborn a silver cleaner is appropriate. But don’t rub silver with anything […]

Maintaining the lustre and colour of your pearls

Retaining the lustre and value of your pearl jewellery is not a difficult task. It’s simply a matter of knowing what and what not to do.

Pearls keep their original lustre better if given a soft wipe after wear. This is especially so in Summer as perspiration can affect them.
Because they can be scratched, it’s a […]

Retaining the fire in your opals

Opal is softer than most popular gemstones, so it does need a little extra thought and care.

Avoid all ultrasonic cleaners and steamers, bleach, chemicals and other jewellery cleaners. You can, however, safely wash solid opal in plain warm water or soapy water. But no detergent. The above procedure should not be used if your opal […]

Keeping your gold jewellery in mint condition

Retaining the finish and value of your gold jewellery is quite easy. It’s simply a matter of knowing what and what not to do.

To help protect against scratching, it’s good practice to separate your gold jewellery in a compartmentalised jewellery box.
Because soap tends to cause a film that can make gold appear dull and dingy, […]

Retaining your diamond’s brilliance

Caring for diamonds is best not left to trial and error. Knowing what and what not to do ensures the lasting brilliance of your diamond jewellery.

Because diamonds can easily scratch other jewellery, even other diamonds, the best single piece of advice is to keep your diamond jewellery in a fabric lined jewellery case with dividers.
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Maintaining your gem’s colourful sparkle

Retaining the finish and value of your gemstone jewellery is quite easy. It’s simply a matter of knowing what and what not to do.

The best single piece of advice we can give you is to wipe your precious stone jewellery with a clean, soft damp cloth after wearing. This little habit will ensure that your […]