Jewellery Care

How to Preserve and Maintain the Beauty of Your Precious Pieces

The Cut Jewellery is designed to last for many years to come but all precious pieces will naturally tarnish and look dull if proper care hasn’t been taken. Always protect your jewellery from knocks, scratches, chemicals, sunlight and heat or extreme cold to minimise these effects.

While basic cleaning can be done at home with a drop of detergent mixed in water and a soft toothbrush, we recommend having your jewellery properly cleaned and inspected every six months. We offer complimentary cleaning and checking of your jewellery as a valued client of The Cut.

Wearing Your Jewellery

To minimise damage and maintain the overall appearance of your jewellery, it is crucial to follow some simple practices:

  1. Protect it from knocks, scratches, chemicals, sunlight, and extreme temperatures.
  2. Remove jewellery before showering, bathing, or participating in activities such as swimming, especially in chlorinated water or the sea.
  3. Avoid wearing jewellery during physical work, including housekeeping, gardening, or exercise.

General Care Instructions

By following these general care instructions, you can ensure the longevity of your jewellery:

  1. Keep your jewellery away from household cleaning products, including bleach and highly reactive solutions, as they can damage and discolor metals and gemstones.
  2. Avoid spraying perfume or hairspray directly onto gemstones or pearls, as it can compromise their integrity and shine.
  3. Remove your jewellery when applying makeup or creams to prevent residue buildup, which can dull the shine and impact the gemstone settings.
  4. Store your jewellery in separate compartments or pouches to prevent scratching and tangling.
  5. Keep your pieces away from extreme temperatures and humidity, as they can cause damage to sensitive materials.

General Jewellery Cleaning

Regular cleaning can help restore the sparkle and lustre of your jewellery. Keep in mind the following tips:

  1. Use a gentle, non-abrasive jewellery cleaner that is suitable for the materials and gemstones in your jewellery.
  2. Use a soft brush, such as a toothbrush, to gently clean hard-to-reach areas and remove dirt or residue.
  3. Rinse your jewellery with lukewarm water and dry it thoroughly with a soft lint-free cloth to prevent water spots and tarnis

Looking after Gemstones

Different gemstones require specific care to maintain their beauty and brilliance:

  1. Consult a professional jeweler or refer to a trusted gemstone guide for specific care instructions for your particular gemstones.
  2. Avoid exposing gemstones to harsh chemicals or sudden temperature changes that can cause damage or alter their color.
  3. Periodically inspect your jewellery for loose gemstones, and seek immediate repairs to prevent further damage or loss if you notice a stone is loose.

Caring for your jewellery goes beyond aesthetics; it preserves the sentimental and monetary value of your precious pieces. By wearing your jewellery mindfully, following general care instructions, cleaning it regularly, and giving special attention to gemstones, you can protect and maintain their beauty for years to come. Remember, when in doubt, consult us for expert advice and guidance tailored to your specific jewellery collection.