Caring for your Jewellery & Timepieces
If ever you are in doubt, get it checked. Feel free to call us or stop by at any time with questions. Cleaning is always complimentary!
All fine jewellery should be handled with care. Here are a few tips you should know to ensure longevity of your jewellery.
When performing manual tasks:
Remove your jewellery to prevent physical damage or exposure to chemicals or cleaning fluids. Some tasks that should be avoided when wearing jewellery include kitchen work, gardening, cleaning the house, swimming, and showering. Although diamonds are hard minerals they can still be broken and scratched on hard surfaces. Do not wear gemstone jewellery in situations where it may be exposed to rough surfaces, extreme temperatures, harsh chemicals, or severe impacts (gemstones can be delicate, ask your jeweller for more information on your specific type of stone).
Clean your jewellery (including gold, silver, diamonds and gemstones):
With warm soapy water and gentle brushing. Ultrasonic cleaners should only be used with caution on all jewellery, unless instructed by our jewellers. Avoid applying cosmetics, lotions or sprays with your jewellery on, as this can cause build up and make your jewellery appear dull.
Store your jewellery properly:
If you are not wearing it. Jewellery should always be stored separated from each other to avoid scratching. Special care on storing your hollow jewellery is essential to avoid squishing and denting, as most hollow jewellery cannot be repaired.
Waterproof: This means that the watch will most likely have a "screw down crown" so that you are able to dive or swim with it.
Water Resistant: An indication of the test pressure in terms of water depth does not mean a water-resistant watch was designed for repeated long-term use in such water depths. For example, a watch marked 30 meters water resistant cannot be expected to withstand activity for longer time periods in a swimming pool, let alone continue to function at 30 meters under water. This is because the test is conducted only once using static pressure on a sample of newly manufactured watches. The test for qualifying a diving watch for repeated usage in a given depth includes safety margins to take factors into account like aging of the seals, the properties of water and seawater, rapidly changing water pressure and temperature, as well as dynamic mechanical stresses encountered by a watch. Also every diving watch has to be tested for water resistance or water-tightness and resistance at a water over-pressure as it is officially defined.
All of our brands we carry come with a manufacture's warranty (varying lengths of time). An explanation of how to take care of each brand will come with the corresponding watch.
Regular inspection is necessary on your diamond and gemstone jewellery, if you notice a loose prong or other visible damages, bring it into us as soon as possible