TAKING CARE OF YOUR JEWELRY
Jewelry from VG Jewelers (The Village Goldsmith) will last many years if you look after it well. Although our jewelry is made from strong precious metals, it can still be affected by other metals that you come into contact with on a day-to-day basis. Things like using weights at the gym or gardening in your backyard can all lead to undue wear and tear on your ring. Here are some tips for jewelry care and cleaning jewelry:
Please be conscious of what you’re doing throughout the day and take your ring off if you think it might have a chance of getting damaged.
We know that jewelry can get a bit dirty. Hand lotions, hair products and everyday grime can leave your jewelry looking dulled and tarnished. Your diamond will also start to look dull if dirt builds up on the back of your diamond because light will no longer be able to be reflected.
Even though diamonds are the hardest substance known to man, we don’t recommend you use harsh abrasive cleaners.
We suggest you clean your jewelry by following these steps:
- Fill a small bowl with warm water and add a little dishwashing liquid. Remove your ring and place it in the bowl.
- Use a soft brush to remove the dirt. Do not use a harsh brush as it may scratch the platinum or gold.
- Once you’ve removed all the dirt, rinse it again in the bowl and then dry and clean it with a lint-free cloth.
We recommend that all jewelry should be checked and cleaned professionally often. For rings worn on a regular basis we recommend you do this at least once a year.