Did you know gold jewelry isn’t really invincible? Most gold jewelry has been mixed with other metals called “alloys,” to harden the soft precious metal and can “crack under pressure.” Chlorine, found in many household cleaning products as well as swimming pools & hot tubs, can break down these alloys’ molecular structure and lead to diamonds falling out. Chlorine damage to gold is not reversible, because the gold’s foundation has been broken down. The gold can be temporarily repaired, but it is liable to break again. We want to protect your precious gold so they last a lifetime. Take off any gold before cleaning and taking a dip!
One of the most important aspects of maintaining the beauty of a piece of jewelry over its lifetime is the amount of care put into its preservation. Depending on the material used to craft your ring, it is a good idea to not wear it while performing any strenuous work. This includes exercising, working on your home or any other heavy labor. Blows to the ring may bend its prongs or the ring itself and could even chip your diamond.
Although diamond is known as the hardest material on earth, it still runs the risk of being chipped: a hard blow to the girdle (its middle) or culet (the pointy bottom) may damage it. Aside from this, however, diamond is essentially indestructible. To ensure the longevity of your jewels, it's best to store it in a jewelry box or an enclosed area where there are no other metals, as this could scratch your item or wear down the metal and its prongs.
And as always, “clean & checks” are always free for any of your jewelry, so bring them on by and we will get them sparkling again. For home care, we also offer jewelry cleaner you can use on the go or at home. Just stop in and ask for a bottle!