Exposure to chemicals can damage or discolor precious metals
gold, silver and platinum – and may harm some colored gems.
Even everyday substances like hairspray, lotion, perfume or other cosmetics can contain chemicals that will permanently damage the surface of your pearls and other delicate or porous gems (like turquoise). Fine jewelry should be removed before swimming in a chlorinated swimming pool or before using household cleaners. Many of these cleaners contain ammonia, which can be too harsh for delicate gems or vintage jewelry.
When it’s not being worn, it’s best to store it away in a soft pouch to help prevent scratches from other pieces of jewellery.
To maintain the shine on your silver, avoid contact with perfume, hairspray and domestic cleaning products. Also, if your silver comes into contact with water dry it immediately to avoid any lasting stains.
You should ensure they are cleaned to maintain it unique brilliance and sparkle.
To help keep their luster gently clean with a mild cleaning solution, rinse thoroughly with water and dry with a soft cloth. Even though diamonds are durable, they can be chipped by a hard knock.
It’s also best to store your gold jewellery separately to avoid discolouration from other metal types.
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.