How to Take Care of Your Bespoke Jewellery
by Joe Jackson on Jan 19, 2023
Taking care of your bespoke jewellery is highly important if you want to preserve your personal piece for years to come. Whether it’s an engagement ring or a wedding ring, it’s imperative that you look after your bespoke jewellery meticulously, as you’ll want to retain its value and quality. The right care will ensure that your jewellery remains in the best condition and provides longevity as expected.
In this post, we take a look at some of the different ways you can care for your bespoke jewellery and ensure that it lasts for as long as possible. Read on to learn more, and if you’d like to design your own one-off bespoke jewellery piece - please get in touch with the Anthony Paul Jewellery team today.
Clean and Store Your Jewellery With Care
One of the best ways to ensure longevity for your bespoke jewellery piece is to make sure that you clean it and store it properly. When you’re cleaning your jewellery, it’s recommended that you use a soft, dry cloth to gently wipe away any dust or dirt from your piece. And, doing this on a regular, routine basis is the best approach to take.
Another good way to clean your jewellery is to leave it in a bowl of warm water with washing-up liquid to soak for a few minutes. Contrary to common belief, metals like gold and platinum won’t discolour if they get wet as costume jewellery does. You can also brush your jewellery with a soft baby’s toothbrush if soaking it doesn’t remove everyday dirt.
Storing your jewellery with care means keeping it safe and protected in a clean, dry box or pouch away from direct sunlight. When you’re not wearing your jewellery, you should always keep it in a box away from any harm or danger.
Avoid Exposure to Chemicals
Another way to protect your jewellery is to ensure that it is not exposed to chemicals at any time. Exposure to harsh chemicals can cause discolouration and weaken the metals in your bespoke piece, not to mention damage certain stones like pearls and opals, reducing your jewellery’s lifespan.
Examples of chemicals that are common and need to be avoided include chemicals in household cleaning products and swimming pools. If you know that you’re going to be in close contact with chemicals in either of these situations, then it’s imperative that you remove your bespoke jewellery and keep it stored in a cool, dry place as suggested above.
Have Your Jewellery Inspected Regularly
Furthermore, you should get your bespoke jewellery inspected by a professional jeweller on a regular basis. This is really important as it will help to identify any damage, wear and tear, or general deterioration that may have occurred to your jewellery.
An inspection will also check for signs of dirt, tarnish or other signs of wear. If you get a regular inspection, this will identify any potential issues before they become more serious, and over the long term, your jewellery will hopefully stay in the best condition possible.
Avoid Exposure to Heat and Light
Lastly, you can prolong the life of your bespoke jewellery by avoiding exposure to heat and light. Jewellery is highly sensitive to heat and light, and if exposed to either, will result in damage to the piece.
UV rays can cause fading and discolouration of metals and gemstones, and also weaken a piece’s structure. Heat can cause metals to expand, which results in warping and deformation. Therefore, make sure you keep your pieces away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. This is the best thing you can do to ensure it retains its shape and beauty for years to come.
Designing a Piece of Bespoke Jewellery in Marlow
If you would like to design a unique piece of jewellery, then Anthony Paul Jewellery is the place to come. We are a family-run jewellers specialising in fine, antique jewellery and bespoke pieces, all of which are intricately crafted in our workshop in Windsor. Established in 1982, we have many decades of experience in the jewellery industry, so you’re in safe hands when you come to us.
We have an in-house team of designers and goldsmiths, with many years of expertise behind them. No matter your requirements when it comes to bespoke jewellery, we will help you create something extra unique and distinct, guiding you through the process from start to finish. From our in-depth consultation with our experts to our professional hand-drawn design and custom fitting, we’ll ensure that you receive a first-class service throughout.
To enquire about our bespoke jewellery in Marlow, please drop us a message via the online contact form on our website, and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible. You can also reach us by phone on 01628 620 353 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you soon.