Here are a few helpful hints to keep your Jewellery looking shiny and new:
- Remove jewellery before sleeping to avoid unintentional damage.
- Items should be stored separately to prevent scratching.
- Non flexible items are best kept flat when not being worn.
- Direct contact with perfumes and hairspray or other chemicals may cause jewellery to discolour or degrade.
- Remove jewellery when doing physical activities such as going to the gym, gardening, cooking or other heavy duty activities.
- Items are not recommended to be worn whilst swimming or showering.
- Special care is needed for hollow items as they may dent under impact or pressure.
- It is recommended that you have your jewellery professionally cleaned every year. The settings should also be examined at this time to ensure any necessary work is done to prevent the loss of precious stones.
- Pascoes The Jewellers display boxes are intended for presentation purposes. We do not recommend that your precious item be stored in the display box. For best results, store items separately in soft pouches to prevent oxidisation.
White Gold Jewellery
Thank you for choosing a beautiful piece from our white gold collection. All our white gold Jewellery is rhodium plated to enhance the white colour which is a standard practice in the Jewellery industry.
The rhodium plating is a layer of rhodium that is electro plated over white gold to enhance the white colour and shine of your Jewellery.
Rhodium plating will wear off over time. White gold items will require re-plating in order to maintain the premium shine and white finish. In order to protect your jewellery and prolong the life of the rhodium plating, please follow these few simple guidelines.
- Make-up and perfume can be acidic and this acid could affect the lustre of your white gold Jewellery.
- Remove your white gold Jewellery when doing housework so as not to expose your Jewellery to harsh chemicals. Chlorine-based detergents and the like can have a damaging effect on white gold over time.
- Do not wear your white gold Jewellery while taking a shower or swimming due to traces of chlorine and salt in the water.
- When storing your white gold Jewellery, if possible keep your items separate to your other Jewellery to avoid scratching and store in a soft pouch to help protect it from any oxidization.
- Care should be taken when cleaning your white gold Jewellery. A soft cloth should be all that is needed as any cleaning solutions can be too harsh and may shorten the life of rhodium plating.
Rose Gold Jewellery
Rose Gold achieves its beautiful blush colour by mixing gold with copper - a bright, orange-red metal. A piece of jewellery with a higher copper content will have a stronger red colour. Rose Gold is sometimes also alloyed with silver, to create a softer pink shade.
- When storing your jewellery, it is best to keep these pieces separate in a soft cloth bag or pouch away from other jewellery, to avoid the risk of scratching and prevent oxidation (blackening).
- Remove your jewellery before sleeping to avoid accidental damage.
- Remove your jewellery when bathing, showering and swimming, as soaps, shampoos, chlorine and saltwater are specifically more harmful to Rose Gold jewellery as ‘copper’ is one of the least resistant metals to salt-related and chlorine-related corrosions.
- Avoid contact with perfumes, creams, cosmetics and hairsprays, as well as any other chemical or acid-based products.
Cleaning: Rose Gold jewellery may dull over time; a quick buff with a soft polishing cloth should brighten it up.
Pearls will last a lifetime if looked after well. In order to protect your pearl jewellery and to keep your pieces looking as good as new, please follow these few simple guidelines:
Pearl Jewellery and the glue often used in settings, is highly sensitive to acids, dryness and humidity, therefore special care is needed when wearing and cleaning your pearls.
- Do not clean pearls in ultrasonic and/or steam jewellery cleaner
- Do not bathe or swim whilst wearing pearls
- Avoid wearing perfume, cosmetics or creams on your neck or ears when accessorising with pearls.
- Avoid contact with chemicals and acids
- Avoid abrasive clothing; such as wool, sequins, beading, etc.
- Avoid hairspray lacquer
- Avoid wearing pearls in dry heat; this causes dehydration leading to the crazing and cracking of nacre.
Cleaning: Should only be completed with a soft, damp cloth after each wearing.
Opals are a very beautiful, however very soft gemstone and therefore require special care. Opals will can chip or break easily if they are knocked.