HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR JEWEL: Caring for jewelry is essential to keep it looking its best and to ensure it lasts for a long time. Whether you have precious heirlooms or costume jewelry, here are some general guidelines for caring for your jewelry:
HOW TO STORE YOUR JEWEL: Store each piece of jewelry separately to prevent scratching and tangling. Use soft pouches, jewelry boxes, or compartmentalized storage to keep items organized and protected. Keep jewelry away from direct sunlight, heat, and humidity, as extreme conditions can damage some materials.
HOW TO KEEP YOUR JEWEL CLEAN: Clean your jewelry regularly to remove dirt, oils, and sweat. How you clean it depends on the material: Gold: Soak in warm, soapy water and gently scrub with a soft toothbrush. Rinse and pat dry. Gemstones: Use a soft, damp cloth or a mild soapy solution (avoid using harsh chemicals). Pearls: Wipe with a soft, damp cloth and avoid expo- sing them to water or chemicals.
BE GENTLE WITH YOUR JEWEL: Avoid wearing jewelry when doing strenuous activities or heavy work to prevent damage. Remove jewelry before showering, swimming, or using household cleaning agents, as they can tarnish or corrode metals and damage gemstones. Put on jewelry after applying cosmetics, lotions, and perfumes to prevent chemical interactions that may damage the jewelry.
Cleaning with an ultrasonic cleaner is best left to professionals due to damage caused by vibration.
INSPECT YOUR JEWEL REGULARLY: Check your jewelry for loose stones, clasps, or any signs of damage. Have your fine jewelry inspected and cleaned by Jochen Leën at least once a year.
PROTECT YOUR JEWEL FROM IMPACT: Avoid dropping or knocking your jewelry against hard surfaces, as this can cause chips, cracks, or scratches.
AVOID CONTACT WITH CHEMICALS!
Remove jewelry before swimming in chlorinated pools or hot tubs, as chlorine can damage metals. Take off jewelry when using household cleaners or when in contact with harsh chemicals. Remember that different types of jewelry may require unique care. If you are unsure about how to care for a specific piece, please do consult us. Proper care will not only keep your jewelry looking beautiful but also help maintain its value and sentimental significance.