Vu's top tips on how to care for your jewellery
Whether you’ve treated yourself to a new piece of jewellery or been spoilt with an amazing gift you’ll want your new necklace, ring, earrings or bracelet to remain looking beautiful for many years to come. Here at Vu Jewellers we created high quality jewellery from solid precious metals and high quality diamonds and gemstones so with a little love and care from you, your jewellery should last a lifetime. Here’s our recommendations on how to care for your jewellery.
It’s pretty quick and easy to give your jewellery a clean and polish at home. The method is the same for rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets alike. Get a bowl of warm soapy water (dish soap is fine) and a soft toothbrush and give your ring/pendant/earrings a gentle scrub. We don’t recommend doing this in a sink just in case you knock the plug eeek! Make sure you dry it well using a soft towel and you can even use a hair drier on the low setting. For silver and gold jewellery you can brighten it up with a polishing cloth. If your diamonds and gemstones still need a little more sparkle try cleaning them with a soft toothbrush in some soda water, the bubbles help loosen the trapped dirt and debris from the settings.
Pearls are very delicate and you'll need to take extra care when giving them a clean. Because pearls have a porous surface they can easily lose their luster and a gentle clean can bring it back. Some rules for cleaning your pearls -
Don't soak your pearls, this can weaken the string and cause it to break.
Use a soft makeup brush or soft cloth with a little warm water and shampoo, go over each pearl and then rinse with a clean slightly damp cloth. Lie the strand of pears flat while drying to prevent the string from stretching.
Do not use an ultra sonic cleaner or any jewellery cleaning products on your pearls.
If you’ve got some jewellery with some dirt that seems to have settled in for the long haul and it’s just not shifting or if you don't fancy cleaning it yourself then bring it into Vu Jewellers and we can give it a full clean and polish using our professional jewellery cleaning equipment. We’ll have it looking like new. Bringing your jewellery in for a clean also allows our jeweller to check over stone settings to ensure your stones are safe and not about to fall out.