Fine jewelry can become a treasured family heirloom if it is properly cared for. Time worn prongs and clasps can result in the loss of a gemstone or an entire piece of jewelry. At Larry Jewelry, as part of our after-sales-service, we encourage our customers to bring in their Larry Jewelry’s jewelry pieces for yearly servicing.
Larry Jewelry recommends the following “DO’” and “DON’T” caring tips for your jewelry:
- Ultrasonic cleaners are only suitable for very hard stones such as diamonds, rubies and sapphires. However, this method may cause prongs to loosen from the intense machine vibration.
- All gemstones can be wiped with any untreated (no chemicals, soaps or abrasives) soft cloth.
- Pearls require special care: after wearing, gently wipe them with a soft cloth to remove body oils, perfumes and cosmetics since these can spoil the beads. Store them separately from other jewelry to prevent scratches.
- Diamonds, sapphires and rubies can be rinsed in a sink or basin using a solution of soapy warm water. If needed, scrub gently with a soft brush (such as a soft toothbrush), rinse with warm water and lay them out to dry on a towel.
- Store your gold or platinum chains in separate elongated boxes or plastic bags to prevent tangles and knots.
- Avoid excessive impact against hard surfaces, extreme temperature changes and contact with perfumes, cosmetics and household chemicals.
- Wear your jewelry to play sports or do house-work. Even though diamonds are very hard, they can be chipped by a hard knock along their grain.
- Wear your jewelry to bed, to prevent damages like tangles, scratches, or even scratching your skin.
- Knock your jewelry against each other, to prevent scratches or tangles.
- Put your jewelry in boiling water as most of the gemstones and diamonds can be destroyed.