We recommend an annual inspection to promote early detection of wear and tear, which may assist in avoiding gem loss, clasp failure, etc.
At Richard James Jeweller we offer a FREE Clean and Check Service for your peace of mind.
All jewellery should be treasured and worn with care as an adornment.
Avoid contact with household cleaners or chemicals, chlorine, bleach, salt and chlorinated water, perfumes, hair-spray and cosmetics.
Do not wear jewellery when showering or cleaning, and never wear jewellery to bed or while participating in sport, as this may cause kinking, snagging or breakage.
Even diamonds, although durable, may chip if impacted.
Pearls should be restrung once a year.
Store jewellery separately, to avoid tangling and knocking together, and use a jewellery roll when travelling.
Between professional beauty treatments, we offer specialist cleaning products for use at home, with advice on which gems and jewellery are suitable for these products, or we suggest a soft toothbrush and a mild detergent.
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