Jewellery Care & Sizing
The easiest way to keep your jewellery sparkling and beautiful is to give it regular cleanings and taking it off during strenuous activities.
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR JEWELLERY?
Grime can buildup on a ring, either underneath the settings or around the stones which can cause the diamonds to look dull. To clean at home first soak your jewellery in warm to hot water for about 20-30 minutes.
We recommend buying a soft toothbrush specifically for your engagement ring and gently rinsing your ring with warm water (make sure the drain is covered or use a bowl) and dishwasher liquid and gently brushing the ring with the toothbrush to remove the grime. Repeat as necessary. Afterwards dry the your ring and use a jewellery polishing cloth for a sparkling finish.
If a lot of grime has built up over time and hardened it might be best to bring the ring to us so we can help you clean the ring professionally and safely.
Stay away from household cleaners with harsh chemicals as they could damage or discolour the ring or any abrasive cleaners which could scratch the metal.
When to take it off?
1. At the Gym
We always advise against wearing your ring when you visit the gym or partaking in any strenuous physical activities (tennis, weight-lifting, rock climbing etc). Rings are made in platinum or gold, and even though they are hard wearing materials they are to a certain degree soft and by putting pressure on the material you could risk damaging the shape or the claws that hold the stones which in turn could lead to a stone falling out. Keep your ring in a safe place so you don’t damage it when you’re working out.
2. Beauty Regime
It’s common to want to keep your ring on when you’re getting ready but moisturisers, lotions, cosmetics, hairspray and perfumes all cause a build up of grime which diminishes the brilliance and natural sheen of your diamond.
3. In Water
You should never wear your engagement ring in the ocean, pool or showering.
Ocean - Cold water ‘shrinks’ your fingers making it easy for your ring to slip off and disappear in to the ocean.
Pool - Chlorine can sometimes damage or discolour the mounts of your rings.
Showering - Your ring can easily slip off your finger and risk falling down the drain. Also oily or exfoliating body washes can damage the diamond.
A diamond is one of the world's hardest materials but it can still chip! Cleaning can be a very vigorous activity with lots of potential to bang your ring on hard surfaces which can damage the setting or stones. Household cleaners also contain harsh chemicals which can damage and discolour the metal. When washing the dishes you also risk the ring slipping off and falling down the drain. Better to be safe and keep the ring in a secure place until you have finished.