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Jewellery DOs and DON'Ts

Maintaining your jewellery doesn't require any specific equipment or detergents. We've put together a list of the DO's and DON'Ts to help you keep your jewellery in pristine condition.

Maintaining your jewellery in pristine condition does not require any specific equipment or detergents. Diamonds can easily be cleaned with warm water, soap, and a soft brush. It is very important to regularly clean your diamond jewellery and engagement ring, as diamonds naturally attract dirt. We advise that you your jewellery is inspected as often as possible to reduce the risk of losing a diamond, gemstone or even an entire bracelet if the clip is not secure.

It is best to have your jewellery evaluated and insured. Most pieces increase in value over time, with an average of about £300 per year for good quality diamond jewellery and engagement rings. Store your jewellery in a secure jewellery box. It is important to store your items separately from each other and away from direct sunlight, especially in the case of pearls and gemstone jewellery.

DON'T abuse your jewellery

Engagement rings and jewellery go through plenty of abuse on a daily basis. To preserve your jewellery and engagement ring, avoid wearing them when working out, gardening, or swimming in the sea or a swimming pool. High temperatures, detergents, cosmetic products, salt, and harsh impacts are just a few of the factors which could damage your jewellery. Get in touch with our experts for friendly and professional advice on diamond and gemstone jewellery maintenance or for an evaluation of your jewellery. You can also visit the educational section of our website for more information.

DO invest in diamond jewellery

Jewellery and engagement rings are an excellent investment to enjoy on a daily basis and pass down to the next generation. Whether you are participating in auctions for vintage jewellery or buying brand new pieces, you are very likely to purchase an item which will increase in value over time. The risky aspect of investing in jewellery is the label, where when purchasing a designer piece, you might be paying extra for a designer name rather than superior craftsmanship or flawless diamonds.

When buying jewellery, always ensure you understand all of the characteristics which determine the price, value, and quality of your purchase. Investing in jewellery does not necessarily mean you should buy ready to wear pieces – you could also consider the prospect of loose diamonds or gold. Bear in mind that gold and diamond investments require time to increase their value and wearing the item can automatically decrease its value, especially if any damages occur. Purchasing high quality jewellery guarantees you will have a stunning piece to enjoy for years to come.

DON'T spend too much on fashion or costume jewellery
This type of jewellery emerged during the great depression and remains to be highly popular. Classed as fashion jewellery, these are accessories which are made of something other than precious metals, diamonds, or precious and semiprecious gemstones. While it is perfectly fine to purchase eye-catching trendy pieces to wear with specific outfits or on single occasions, this type of jewellery should not break the bank.

If you fell in love with costume jewellery with a high price tag, you could instead go for bespoke jewellery and get the same design with better value for your money. For instance, a bespoke piece could be inspired by any design you like and incorporate diamonds, gemstones, and precious metals of your choice.


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