As we all know, things don’t always go to plan. Jewellery are subject to wear, damage or even loss. We offer replacement of damaged or lost diamonds or certain gemstones for a fee.

As part of this regular maintenance, a jeweller should examine the diamond or gemstone ring. That way you can stay on top of any potential issues before they arise – including possibly losing a stone.

Jewellery can be fragile-even a well-constructed ring may fall victim to accidental damage, no matter how careful the wearer is. You can have dents and scratches repaired when you need to.

We recommend having your diamond or gemstone ring inspected at regular intervals (every six months or so), and repaired if necessary. You’ll notice how much better the ring will look when clean, and it’s easy to drop by the jewellery store to have the ring cleaned every few months to keep the diamond or gemstone sparkling.

There’s usually a one-time cost for a jewellery service plan, but it will protect the ring setting for a period against repairs such as: resizing the band; re-tipping the prongs; replacing the head that holds the diamond securely in place; tightening the stone; and (rhodium) plating if applicable

You may also want to consider insurance to protect against loss or theft should something awful happen.

As with most types of jewellery, contact with chlorinated water can attack the surface of gold and result in damage to its appearance.

It’s best to remove your jewellery when you go swimming and everyday items such as perfume, hairspray and cleaning products can also tarnish your gold.

To enjoy your gold for years to come, polish regularly with a soft cloth to bring out its vibrant shine. It’s also best to store your gold jewellery separately to avoid discolouration from other metal types.