If you are unsure how to clean your jewellery, we can do it for you! If you want to have a go at home, the process depends on what you’re cleaning.
Exposure to the air or moisture can tarnish your silver jewellery. You can reverse this by rubbing it all over with a silver polishing cloth. Silver cloths have a special chemical on them which easily removes tarnishing and discoloration.
You can also use jewellery cleaning solution. This is a strong chemical mixture which should NOT be used with any enamels or synthetic stones.
A little dishwashing liquid mixed with water also does a good cleaning job. Soak your silver in that mixture to remove any oils first. Then use jewellery cleaning according to instructions. A gentle scrub with a sot brush can help. Then rinse thoroughly with hot water. Be sure to completely dry each piece. Buff with a cloth for final measure if you want to.
Silver jewellery with enamels, shell detail, synthetic stones or oxidized detail should be soaked and brushed in soapy water but NEVER exposed to chemical cleaners. These will strip any oxidizing or erode and discolor other elements. Rinse in hot soapy water and then dry.
Pandora or any other charms should never be used with silver cleaner as they use oxidization to highlight their patterns.
Gold Platinum and Diamonds
White and yellow gold, diamonds and platinum can be cleaned with soapy water and a soft brush. The best results come from a professional buff to remove scratches and ultrasonic cleaning which can be done in our store by our jewellers.
All natural coloured stones have different properties and characteristics. Ruby and sapphire stones can safely be cleaned as you would a diamond. Emeralds require special care as they are very brittle. We recommend emeralds are cleaned professionally by a jewellery. Opals, pearls, greenstone and shell requires special care also.