Clean your jewellery carefully with a soft, non-abrasive cloth; this helps maintain or bring back its shine. If necessary, you can use a mild washing up liquid with warm water and a soft toothbrush, then rinse with clean water and dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.
Avoid using chemical-based cleaners as these contain harsh chemicals and can strip your jewellery over time. We do not recommend the use of any jewellery polishing cloths which have been treated with cleaners or polishing agents.
What to avoid
Your jewellery should be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off when getting dressed.
Plated jewellery can be damaged from the effects of chemicals present in perfume, hairspray, make-up, nail polish remover, body oils, sun tan lotion and deodorant.
Do not swim or shower while wearing gold-plated or silver jewellery, and remove rings when washing your hands. Chlorine, salt water and fresh water can damage precious metals and gemstones by dulling or eroding them. Gold and silver are particularly susceptible to damage from chlorine, which can permanently damage or discolour them. Soapy water when bathing and showering can also leave a thin film, which makes the metal seem dull.
Base Metal: A base metal is a metal used to manufacture the jewellery (e.g brass, stainless steel, silver). It is then usually plated or wrapped in gold depending on the colour finish required.
Gold Plated: Gold plated jewellery is jewellery made of a base metal (e.g. brass) or silver that has a thin layer of gold applied to the top through an electrochemical process called electroplating
Gold Filled: Gold filled jewelry is made by taking one or more sheets of solid gold (18KT in our case) and wrapping them around a base metal under intense pressure and heat. Gold-filled jewellery has a much thicker layer of gold than gold plated, which is why it has a higher price point.