If you are the new owner of a piece of Splendor Diamonds jewellery, congratulations - you're embarking on the start of a long journey with us. If you are an existing customer, welcome back.
We predict you and your jewellery will have a long and happy life together but, like all relationships, a little routine maintenance goes a long way.
Below are some guidelines on how to prolong the life of your Splendor Diamonds jewellery, which explains how to protect, preserve and care for your new purchases. Some of the guidelines relate to Splendor Diamonds jewellery in general; others are specific to particular gemstones.
Our jewellery is designed to last a lifetime and by taking a few simple precautions, yours will soon become a family heirloom.
We recommend that you return your Splendor Diamonds jewellery to us once a year for a professional ultra-sonic clean and polish. Our experts will ensure that the settings, clasps, chains and stones are secure. We offer this service completely free of charge.
If you are in different part of the world, make an appointment with a local jewellery for regular maintenance as it's very inexpensive. They will be able to make sure the prongs are still strong, keeping the setting in place. In addition, they can clean it for you. At least once a year is ideal.
engagement ring care
He's done his job: Picked out a spectacular ring, planned a memorable proposal and said all the right things that led you to say "YES". Now that the ring is on your finger and you've re-counted the story to friends and family, it's important to consider how to keep the ring in the pristine, sparkling condition it was the day he slipped it on your finger.
INSURE YOUR JEWELLERY
One of the first steps and couple should take following a proposal is to insure the ring. While it may be easy to think you'll never take the ring off, accidents happen. Add a policy to your existing insurance policy or consider finding a seperate policy just for your jewellery.
It's important to read all of the fine print when trying to determine the right one for you. Some plans cover theft but not other events or repairs. It also is important to periodically have your jewellery valued to ensure the policy reflects the accurate value of the ring. A good rule of thumb is every five years.
While it may be hard to think of removing such a sentimental and valuable ring from your finger, taking it off for a certain activities can be important to keep the jewels intact. Always take if off when playing sports like tennis or racquetball or performing tasks like gardening.
Wearing the ring while swimming in the ocean presents a perfect scenario for it to get lost, while a pool exposes it to potentially damaging chemicals. In addition, take it off when cleaning with chemicals like bleach. If you choose to keep it on, wear protective gloves to limit it's exposure to chemicals.
Some women are quick to remove the ring when washing their hands in a public sink but, doing so runs the risk of accidentally losing it. It easily can fall down the sink or to be left behind. It taking it off in a public place like a locker room at the gym, be sure to have a designated case to place it for safekeeping. Be sure that it is securely locked.
MAKE IT SPARKLE
Regular cleaning helps remove any dirt and keeps the ring as brilliant as the day it was purchased. Soak it in warm water and a mild dishwashing soap for half an hour and then gently clean it with a soft bristle toothbrush or gentle cleaning utensil. A mix of half cold water and half ammonia also works. Soak the ring for an hour and let air dry.
JUST SAY NO TO CHEMICALS
Aside from cleaning products, things like perfume, lotion and sunscreen can add residue to the ring and diamond, which can cause potential damage. Always remove before applying.
HOW TO CLEAN AN ENGAGEMENT RING ?
Your engagement ring is meant to last a lifetime and you want to keep it sparkling, clean and gorgeous. Not only is this special ring one of your most valuable possessions, it's also a priceless symbol of your love.
Fortunately, taking care of your engagement ring isn't difficult. These simple methods ensure that your ring stays just as stunning the day he slipped it on your finger for the first time.
5 TIPS & TRICKS TO CLEAN YOUR RING
Planning a spring clean ? Remember to include your engagement ring ! It's easy to maintain it's sparkle using these simple household items.
FRESHEN UP - For platinum rings, mix a dash of baking soda with water to create a simple cleaning solution. Rub along the band and around the setting, then use a lint-free cloth to wipe dry.
MINTY BRILLIANCE - Gently rub toothpaste along the band and around the setting with a soft bristle toothbrush. Rinse with water until it looks brand new.
A DEEPER CLEAN - Using dishwater detergent and a small toothbrush, scrub your ring until it sparkles. Rinse with warm water and wipe dry.
EXTRA SHINE - For a thorough clean, use one of the above methods and then soak your ring in a mix of one part ammonia to three parts water, for 30 minutes. Dry naturally.
BRING IN THE PROFESSIONALS - If your ring has become really dirty over time, it may be best to visit your local jeweller to restore your ring to it's true brilliance.
STORING YOUR JEWELLERY
Protect your jewellery from scratching, denting, chemicals, direct sunlight and excessive heat/cold by storing it appropriately. Pieces of jewellery can become scratched when they come into contact with one another. Each piece should be stored individually, preventing tangles and reducing scratching and damage.
We recommend that you store your jewellery pieces individually in the Splendor Diamonds case that you were given at the time the purchase. Keep your jewellery somewhere dry, with low humidity.
PROLONGING YOUR JEWELLERY'S LIFE
Consider your daily activities when choosing your jewellery. We recommend that you remove your jewellery when gardening, playing sport or at the beach. Harsh chemicals may damage your pieces, therefore avoid wearing jewellery when swimming or cleaning.
Avoid contact with nail polish remover, perfume or hairspray. For this reason, jewellery should be the last thing on and the first thing off. We advise cleaning your jewellery regularly with professionals products, ensuring that you follow the manufacturer's instructions. Once a year, return your Splendor Diamonds jewellery to us along with your invoice number for professional cleaning or take it to your local jewellers.
Protecting your gem set jewellery
Take care to protect your jewellery from impact against hard surfaces. Even a diamond can chip if hit with enough force and at the right angle. Gemstones such as amethyst, emerald, kunzite, opal, pear, peridot, tanzanite and tourmaline are very delicate and easily abraded. Before putting on your piece of jewellery, examine it for a moment.
Check that the stones are secure and don't rattle; gently shake your piece of jewellery close to your ear. Please also check that the settings of the stones have not moved; gently rub your piece of jewellery against a thin cloth to ensure that claws are not catching. Ensure that your gem-set Splendor Diamonds jewellery is checked at least once a year by returning it to us or at your local jewellers.
CARING FOR GEMSTONES
Gemstones are precious and they do require care and attention. Certain coloured stones, such as emerald, can crack if they are allowed to become dry. For this reason, they should be re-oiled every two or three years. For further advice on caring for your precious stones, please speak to one of our sales consultants.
PEARLS NEED SPECIAL ATTENTION
Pearls are relatively soft and can scratch easily, especially if stores with other jewellery. Avoid spraying perfume or other strong chemicals on to your pearls, and keep them away from direct heat. When cleaning your pearls, refrain from using any strong detergents. Instead, keep them clean by wiping them with a dry, lint-free fabric.
Keep your pearls in a soft pouch made of chamois, silk, leather or another non-abrasive material. Never store pearls in a plastic bag. We recommend having your pearls restring fairly regularly.
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