Care of Jewellery
1. Get into the habit of always putting your jewellery on last as a finishing touch after getting ready for your day ahead.
2. Also get into the habit of removing your jewellery when entering a Sea Pool Shower, the gym, working in the garden or doing any household tasks. (Chlorine, detergents, oils, perfume, make-up and hair spray all contain chemicals which can dull the finish of the metal).
3. Gently wipe jewellery clean with a soft cloth after each wear to remove any chemicals and oils from the skin.
4. Thoroughly dry jewellery after exposure to water. Moisture can cause tarnishing and can weaken springs and clasps.
5. Gold-plated silver jewellery can be cleaned with warm soapy water, but it must be rinsed thoroughly, dried, and then gently wiped with a soft clean dry cloth.
Pearls naturally darken with age and wear. The creamy colour they develop cannot be removed even through professional cleaning. However, pearls that naturally darken are just as desirable in colour as they have naturally taken on a life of their own.
Consider storing your pearls in a silk, velvet or satin -based bag or box, to prevent scratches from other items of jewellery. Do not store in plastic bags - some plastics can emit a chemical that over a time will cause pearls to deteriorate.
Long term care: Avoid long term exposure to light, as this will turn pearls yellow. Strong light or heat above 140f (60c) will cause pearls to dry and crack.
Avoid cleaning with harsh chemicals or brushes that could damage the surface. When possible only use mineral or distilled water to rinse the pearls. (Standard tap water contains chlorine and other chemicals that can damage the surface of your pearls). Polish your pearls with a dry soft cloth to maintain their lustre.
Gold-plated jewellery is made by using electricity or chemicals to deposit and bond a very thin layer of gold over another metal (such as silver). The process creates a layer as thin as 1/1000 to 3/1000 of an inch of gold over a more affordable metal.
Jewellers create gold-filled jewellery by pressure bonding an actual layer of gold to another metal. Depending on the manufacturer, it is in all cases significantly thicker than regular gold plating. Gold-filled jewellery can be worn daily without fear of fading or rubbing off for many years.
Please note: Diamonds under 30 points are uncertified. If you wish to have the diamonds certified, there is an added cost of £145+VAT = £174. Certified cost to be added to the cost of the diamond purchase.
As one of the UK's leading specialists in certified diamonds, we go to great lengths to ensure that each of the diamonds we sell has been ethically sourced.
We guarantee that every diamond we sell has not been used to fund wars or insurgencies (stones that are known as conflict, or blood, diamonds), and has been scrutinise by our very own, highly skilled gemologists.
In 2002, governments around the world implemented the Kimberly Process; an agreement that controls the trade of rough diamonds to ensure they are not used in areas of conflict. These controls ensure that every shipment contains only certified diamonds, is numbered and sealed.
As a British Jewellery Association (BJA) member, we are committed to eliminating the trade in conflict diamonds and have an auditable means by which we can prove that all the diamonds we sell comply with the Kimberley Process.
You can buy diamonds and jewellery from us with the confidence that your purchase is genuine, traceable and of the best quality. Please only buy from a legitimate source and help us stop the trade in Conflict Diamonds.
With a history spanning over 30 years in the UK, our supplier has continued to reinforce it's reputation as one of Europe's leading diamond suppliers, by consistently realising the expectations and requirements that our extensive and varied clientele demand.
Our UK office is comprised of professionals who work very closely with the most respected gemology institutes and laboratories throughout Europe and America, allowing even the most specialised and diverse products to be sourced.
For over a decade we have been partnered with Trau Bros, who are a globally recognised 'DTC'.
To continually reinforce our portfolio of products and services, we have introduced to the UK our interactive on-line inventory aiding the efficiency of business to business commerce in an ever-evolving industry.