Our collections consist mainly of 14k and 18k gold and can be cleaned with a polishing cloth or warm, soapy water and a soft toothbrush. A gentle jewelry cleaner that is specifically designed for 14k or 18k gold may be used in some cases but we suggest reading the instructions and testing the cleaner on a small portion before cleaning the entire piece.
Most of the stones we use are natural gemstones; therefore, they may vary in shape, size and color. Inclusions can be seen in natural stones and are a part of their beauty. Most gemstones do not stand the force of cleaning agents, polishing cloth or ultrasonic cleaners.
Care for White Diamonds
Diamonds can be cleaned safely with lint-free cloths, soap and water, jewelry cleaning solutions and ultrasonic cleaners. Harsher cleaning methods are not recommended for home use.
Care for Black Diamonds
Black diamonds are natural diamonds that have been treated to give them their black color. Due to this treatment, they are sensitive to heat, chlorine and other household chemicals. Do not subject them to high temperatures and do not clean with an ultrasonic cleaner.
Care for Pearls
Pearls are organic gemstones that can be rather fragile. It is best to follow the old adage “pearls should be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off”. They are highly sensitive to chemicals and moisture so we suggest avoiding contact with lotions, perfume, cosmetics and hair products. Be sure to wipe pearls with a soft cloth after every use. Removing any chemicals, dirt or perspiration will help preserve their luster. Store your pearls separate from other jewelry to avoid scratches on the surface and do not store pearls in a plastic bag as some plastics emit a chemical over time that may cause deterioration.
Care for Gemstones (opal, turquoise, ruby, emerald, sapphire, etc.)
Keep gemstones away from high heat, chemicals, oils, perfumes, and household cleaners. Clean your gemstones using warm, sudsy water and dry them immediately with a soft cloth. Avoid using commercial jewelry cleansers, steam or ultrasonic cleaners.