Jewellery Care

Posted on February 15, 2016 by The Team Flora Bhattachary Fine Jewellery

Taxila Ring in 18 carat and Sapphire

We want you to be able to continue to wear your jewellery for a lifetime, so it's worth taking a little time to make sure that you look after it.  All jewellery is delicate and perfumes, harsh chemicals such as chlorine or cleaning products should be avoided. Protect your jewellery by keeping it in a cool, dry place where it will not rub or scratch against other pieces.

Cleaning

The best way to clean most of our pieces is in luke-warm soapy water, rinsed and patted dry.  A very soft baby toothbrush can be used to reach less accessible areas.  Please be aware that brushed finishes are not permanent, and will naturally burnish over time.  We are happy to re-finish them in our workshop.  Be extra careful with vermeil jewellery not to scuff or rub, as this can remove the plated surface.  Pearls should be cleaned using duster or a pearl cleaning set available from specialist stores.  Strung pearls should not be immersed in water and should be checked regularly to guard against wear.  We are happy to service our pieces in our workshop if required.

Stones

Our carved semi precious stones are cut by specialist lapidary experts and therefore require particular care. Take care not to knock pieces on hard surfaces, as even stone can crack or chip if it receives a severe blow.  No stones are infallible and even diamonds or sapphire can chip, so try to remove jewellery where there is an increased chance of accident.

These easy steps could extend the life of your favourite jewellery.  Proper jewellery care ensures you will enjoy your jewellery for years to come, so take a little extra time to look after it and keep it looking beautiful.


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