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Jewelry Care

How to Care for your Jewelry

You should remove your jewelry before swimming and strenuous activities. Chlorine can damage your jewelry, even gold. Chlorine will slowly eat away at the alloys in gold jewelry and over time, will cause the metal to pit and become brittle. You should also remove jewelry before gardening as dirt and small rocks are abrasive.
Clean your jewelry regularly. Lotions and body care products as well as your own sweat and body oils can dull the shine of your jewelry. We recommend using warm (not hot) soapy water and a soft toothbrush. Gentle dish soap is ideal, and refrain from using anything abrasive as it will scratch gold and silver jewelry and softer stones as well as pearls and coral.
Store your jewelry in a clean, dry place. Keep your pieces in a fabric-lined jewelry case, or in a box with compartments and dividers to prevent pieces from scratching each other. We recommend investing in a travel case as well as so often jewelry is lost and damaged when traveling, and having a safe spot to store it can prevent loss and damage. Watch for warning signs of vulnerabilities in your jewelry and bring them to a jeweler if you notice any of the following: loose stones, broken prongs, bent or shortened prongs, clasps that don’t fully close or are “sticky,” or broken or bent earring posts.