Jewelry Care

We know you’ll want to keep your jewelry sparkling and in top condition. After all, it may become a family heirloom. But you should know that different stones and metals require different care. Here are some simple tips for cleaning and maintaining your jewelry.

Soak for 15 minutes in a solution of two cups warm water and a few drops of a mild dishwashing liquid. Gently scrub with a soft-bristle brush (a soft toothbrush works well). Rinse with warm water, and dry with a soft cloth.

Soak for 20 minutes in a solution of one cup warm water and 1/4 cup ammonia. Then gently scrub with a soft-bristle toothbrush. Rinse with warm water, and lay on a tissue to dry.

Rub each pearl individually with a soft, clean cotton cloth dampened with a solution of two cups warm water and a few drops of a mild dishwashing liquid. (Soaking strands of pearls can cause the string to stretch.) Let air-dry overnight.

Rinse in warm water and pat dry. If silver is tarnished, use a silver-polishing cloth or a jar of silver-cleaning fluid. Do not use toothpaste or other abrasive cleaners, which will scratch. Wipe with a clean, soft cloth.


• Prongs can wear thin and diamonds may fall out. Chains and pearl strands weaken with wear. Before disaster strikes, let us professionally inspect and repair your jewelry every six months.
• Chlorine can weaken gold. Avoid wearing in swimming pools and hot tubs.
• Avoid wearing chains when sleeping. Always lay them out flat when not being worn.
• When dressing, put your pearls on last. Hair products, cosmetics, and perfume can eat away the nacre (outside coating) of pearls and damage their luster.