Cleaning and Maintaining your Branded Jewellery

Rose Gold Rises

Jewellery can mean so much to us, a moment in time, a remembered occasion, a treat for a birthday or Christmas gift or just a well deserved treat for yourself. It is so very important to make the jewellery last as long as possible and to retain that shine you saw when you first opened the box. These few tips will help keep your designer jewellery looking perfect for as long as possible.

 

Remove Jewellery when Performing Tasks

 

preparing to clean a ring

Your jewellery is not invincible! It will scratch, stones can come loose and it can become soiled with products, dirt and grease. Always remember to take your jewellery off when washing up, doing chores or DIY and generally any activity that involves your jewellery coming into contact with anything over a prolonged period.

 

Remove Jewellery when Coming in Contact with Water

 

washing hands

Like mentioned above, water is not your jewellery’s friend. Water will tarnish your jewellery, leaving it dull and potentially damaging any metal platings. Any products in the water will also assist in leaving it looking dull and worn.

 

‘Last Thing on, First Thing off’

 

Adding earrings to an outfit

This saying is key to keeping your jewellery looking amazing. Dress yourself in your jewellery as the last part of dressing and remove as soon as possible after your event.

 

Maintaining and Storing your Designer Jewellery

 

Swarovski Delta Rings

Store Correctly

 

Jewellery box

Correct storage will provide a safe place for your jewellery. A jewellery box with a soft lining is best, away from harsh lights and also provides a place in which to put your jewellery of which you wont forget about! I’m forever taking my rings off and then forgetting where i put them! With an adequate jewellery box this won’t happen.

 

Correct Cleaning Routine and Products

 

cleaning jewellery

Cleaning your jewellery all depends on what the jewellery’s made from.

Sterling silver jewellery – Cleaning cloths or silver dip are fabulous for sterling silver jewellery and will leave a high polish. Silver with a brushed effect is easy to clean with an eraser, just rub over the affected area to remove any tarnishing.

Silver coloured metal or rhodium plating – A little warm water and detergent applied with a soft toothbrush is best for plated jewellery as not to remove the plating.

Gold or gold plating – Unlike silver, gold wont develop a tarnish over time so is easier to keep. Similar to metal plating, drop the item into a bowl of warm soapy water and leave for a short while to loosen any dirt. Then clean into the nooks and crannies with a toothbrush to remove the dirt. Do not use boiling or hot water as this can affect some precious stones, such as Opals.

For a heavy clean that should only be done rarely, ammonia can be used on solid gold items to lift the colour and remove dirt. Submerge the item into the cleaning product diluted at 1 part ammonia: 6 parts water and leave it for no longer than one minute. Rinse immediately with hot water to remove any trace of the product. Then clean off with a soft dry cloth. Please only do this method if the item is only gold and has no stones.

 

Jewellery with Stones

 

Thomas Sabo Silver and Pink Synthetic Corundum Ring

There are two ways to mount stone into a jewellery item, stones can either be glued in or contained with claws around the stones.

Glued stones - submerging them in water and chemicals are going to loosen the setting and could lead to the stones becoming loose. So for glued stones we suggest using the toothbrush methods around the stone but not fully submerging it.

Claw set stones - you should submerge these, leave for several minutes and then clean with a toothbrush.

A toothpick or cotton swab can also be used to clean around the edges of the stone to remove grease and dirt build up.

Please make sure you know what your jewellery is made from before you clean it. How do I know what my jewellery's made from, you may ask? Check for hallmarks, if you can see none you can presume it is plated metal and should be treated carefully.

 

If you are unsure on how to clean your jewellery and keep it looking its best then please contact us at the shop and we will advise.

Previous
Next

Engaged has a nice ring to it 💍

When it comes to
Engagement Rings there is a whole lot of choice from the different
metals, designs, diamond shapes and grades. The ultimate classic design
(and my personal favourite) is the Round Brilliant-Cut Diamond
Solitaire.

I spent a whole week @giagrams in 2019 examining and grading diamonds to which I have become a little obsessed!!

The
Round Brilliant-Cut shows off the uniqueness of your natural diamond.
With 58 expertly cut facets natural light enters the top of the diamond
(the table) and bounces around the precisely cut facets to give you the
brightness, fire and sparkle of a diamond ✨🔥

💎 @giagrams spent 15 years examining how light behaves in a round brilliant cut diamond
💎 cuts are graded from Excellent to Poor
💎 the better the cut grade the more valuable the diamond

Want to know more about Diamonds, the 4 C’s and the best choice of Engagement Ring for you? Then join us next week for our @diamondroomlancaster 5th birthday celebration and let us show you more…

Book your appointment // 01524 847100// shop@silvertreejewellery.co.uk

#diamonds #naturaldiamonds #engagedhasaniceringtoit #perfectproposal #misstomrs #solitairering #diamondring #diamondroom #diamondsofinstagram #silvertreejewellery

@kimberleyelizabeth_jewellery Life is a circle, the end of one journey is the beginning of a next 💫

The
beautiful handmade jewellery by Kimberley Elizabeth is a firm favourite
in the shop!! Kim hand makes all her jewellery from her little at home
studio in The Bay Area 🌊 she is inspired by the natural world around
her and creates simple tactile designs in sterling silver that reflects
current styles and landscapes.

Find the latest collection
‘Woodland Walk’ created specifically for us in store. With silver
necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings resembling the grain of wood
from large symbolic woodland trees 🌱 🪵 🌲

✨ sterling silver
✨ hand made
✨ natural designs
✨ gift boxed & wrapped for free!!

#kimberleyelizabethjewellery #sterlingsilver #thebay #jewellerymaking #handmade #handmadejewellery #woodlandwalk #silvertree #silvernecklace #circlenecklace #jewellerymaker

Eeeek… cannot wait to see our couple on TV tonight at 8pm 🎥 👰🏼 📺 #SayYesToTheDress #TLC #SYTTDLancs

Steven proposed to Summer with a beautiful 18ct White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring 💍 from the @diamondroomlancaster in 2020 during a romantic lockdown picnic 🤍 to be married in 2022

@summerseath
@avarosehamilton
@therealgokwan
@syttdlancs
@sayyes_tlc

#weddingcouple #onthetelebox #sayyes #dreamproposal #lockdownproposal #silvertreelancaster #diamondroom #weddingshopping #weddingringslancaster #lancasteruklove❤️

At Silver Tree we actively seek out unique designers that
we know our customers will love and that underpins our own ethos of
offering luxury designer jewellery at affordable prices. We also love a
small business base, that like us, gives back to the local community.

Have a peek in store and meet our new designer jewellery collection, Anna Beck.

Founder
Becky Hosmer started Anna Beck 18 years ago during a trip to Bali. This
is where she met her future business partner, Gede, an inspired local
artisan. As the brand expanded, Becky moved to Bali from Los Angeles and
started to understand the magic and beauty behind the pieces they were
creating together.

Living and working with the artisans in Bali
taught her the art of jewelry making, as well as the art of mindfulness,
love and kindness. The jewellery collections are not only always
handmade in Bali but forge partnerships that are mutually beneficial for
the local economy; donating a portion of proceeds to support non-profit
local charities 🙌

Look good and feel good in Anna Beck 🤍

www.silvertreejewellery.co.uk/designers/anna-beck

#annabeckjewellery #uniquejewellerydesigns #twotonenecklace #handmadejewellery #silverjewelry #silverjewellery #bali #balicreatives #uniquegifts #uniquejewellerygifts #jewellerylove #giveback #feelgoodshopping #lancaster #lancastershopping #lancasterukbusinesses