Jewella's Guide to Jewellery Care

Please be aware that jewellery will tarnish over time and does need to be cared for. All the jewellery brands stocked at Jewella are of a high quality and should stay beautiful for many years with reasonable care. Please bear in mind that some pieces are more delicate and fragile than others.

Do not expose your jewellery to water or damp conditions and avoid contact with chemicals such as perfume, hair dye, household chemicals and hairspray as this could cause discoloration and damage to base metals and crystals. Cleaning solvents can damage soft gemstones and metal fittings so ensure pieces are removed when undertaking housework. Remove jewellery before applying hand/body creams. Remove jewellery before bathing and showering. Remove jewellery before swimming in a chlorinated pool or hot tub. Chlorine can permanently damage or discolour your jewellery. Remove jewellery during strenuous activity or exercise as jewellery can become tarnished from salts contained in perspiration.

Storing your Jewellery

Keep your jewellery pieces separate and store them in a soft lined pouch or box. It’s important to keep individual jewellery pieces apart to avoid items rubbing together causing wear and scratches and to prevent tangling and knots. Remove kinks and knots as soon as they appear to prevent damage.

Cleaning your jewellery

It’s important to clean jewellery pieces very carefully and gently in order to not loosen stone fixings and cause scratches. For jewellery pieces that contain precious/semi-precious stones, wipe the stones with a clean, soft cloth after wearing. Gently wipe jewellery items with a jewellery cloth or a smooth woven cloth to remove oils and dust. Rubbing with a soft jewellery cloth is an effective way to restore the shine and lustre of your jewellery.

A mild soap and water solution used with a very soft brush can effectively clean most jewellery; however do not use cleaners that contain abrasives. After cleaning with this solution it’s very important to gently blow dry the jewellery with your hair-dryer. This is crucial as it ensures no moisture is left that may cause corrosion, shortening the life of your jewellery.

Do not soak jewellery pieces that contain knotted strands, such as Pearl strands as soaking weakens and stretches knotted fibres.

Raw brass will develop a patina over time. To ensure brass pieces remain clean, apply a tiny bit of Brasso, rub in very gently and polish up with a soft cloth. For Sterling Silver items, polish with a Silver cloth.