Although gold is very strong, it's also the most malleable of all precious metals. This makes it susceptible to dings, scratches, and dents.
General Tips & Care
- Make sure to remove all jewelry before showering, exercising, heavy lifting, getting undressed and sleeping (prongs can catch on blankets and bend or chains can stretch and break) .
- Perfume, hairspray & other types of lotion may contain harsh chemicals that can tarnish your jewelry overtime. Avoid chemical cleaners, abrasive polishing agents, and chlorine.
- Avoid wearing your jewelry in the ocean or swimming pools, as the salt water and chlorine can cause damage.
Cleaning Gold & Diamond Jewelry
Air pollution, dirt, and daily wear can dull the surface of your jewelry. A combination of mild soap, warm water, and a soft toothbrush (like a baby tooth brush) may be used for cleaning. You can soak most jewels in this solution for 30 minutes to remove more stubborn dirt. Remove item from soapy water, rinse it and dry thoroughly with a soft polishing cloth. Refrain from using chemical jewelry cleaners and home ultra sonic cleaners.
*Do not clean jewelry with toothpaste as it can scratch metal and harden under stones.