Top tips to keep your custom jewellery looking good

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We’re very well-known for our specialist custom jewellery, so we’re often asked for tips to help our clients keep their jewellery looking great all the time. Unfortunately, many people tend to forget to clean their designer jewellery, either simply wearing it every day or returning it to their jewellery boxes after use.

This may be fine for about six months or so, but eventually you’ll notice that your diamonds have lost their sparkle, and the precious metals are becoming tarnished. When you have your custom jewellery cleaned by specialists however, you can instantly notice the difference in the shine and sparkle of your pieces.

To keep your designer jewellery looking fabulous at home, here are the answers to some of our more frequently asked questions.

Can I use an ultrasonic cleaner for my designer jewellery?

If your jewellery has bits of dirt and grime in the settings, then an ultrasonic cleaner might do the trick. Caution is required however, for soft gemstones or pearls, because the vibrations can loosen the settings or damage the Gems.

Can I use a silver dip for my silver pieces?

Yes, you can use a silver dip to remove the tarnish from sterling silver custom jewellery items. A dip is particularly useful for cleaning silver chains that would be near to impossible to clean with a polishing cloth. Always be wary of using these dips if your jewellery has soft gemstones or pearls and in the case of silver, if it has blackened etched areas incorporated into the bespoke designs then do not use it (in Brisbane some of our designer jewellery has coloured etching).As with the ultrasonic cleaners however certain Gemstones should not be cleaned with this machine.

Can I use toothpaste to clean my custom jewellery?

No! Anything that is abrasive, and that includes toothpaste and baking soda, will eventually wear away at your designer jewellery, removing tiny pieces of metal each time it is used, So only use the products mentioned above to clean your jewellery and wash each piece in warm water with a little liquid soap as well.

For bespoke, custom jewellery in Brisbane, make an appointment to see us at our design studio in the Brisbane Arcade.