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Jewellery Care & Sizing

Maintenance Tips

Handwash, perfumes, chlorine, detergents, and oils can all cause tarnishing and damage to the surface finish. Apply scents or cosmetics before you put on any jewellery.

If jewellery comes in to contact with water gently dry with a soft cloth to avoid risk of tarnishing.

Gold-plated jewellery can be cleaned with warm soapy water and a very soft toothbrush. Then rinse thoroughly and dry well.

Do not wear jewellery whilst swimming, bathing, showering, doing household tasks or whilst exercising.

Brighten up your piece by using a soft cleaning cloth. In the case of silver you can buy special silver cleaning solutions which can breathe life in to a piece that has lost shine with wear. Make sure you follow the instructions.

Store your jewellery separately, so it doesn’t rub and scratch against each other.

Do not store jewellery in a place where it could get damp or hot as it will cause the jewellery to tarnish.

Jewellery boxes are a good place to store your jewellery, but you should keep in mind that it does not protect the sterling silver pieces from tarnishing and oxidation.

Gold-plating is not a permanent process and will fade over time depending on wear and the amount of care taken. At Rachel Boston Jewellery we offer a re-conditioning service to make sure your jewellery can stay in pristine condition. If you are interested in using this service please email sales@rachelboston.co.uk with the subject ‘Re-conditioning’to get more information on pricing and services we offer.


Below you will find an international ring size guide. Here you can compare British ring sizes with the rest of the world.