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It is important to have your jewelry inspected and cleaned regularly by a jeweler you can trust. However, there are many things you can do on your own to care for and protect your jewelry. The information offered below will help you protect your valuable investments by avoiding some very real problems that arise from improper storage, heat, light and exposure to harmful chemicals.
Perhaps the easiest, and yet most often overlooked, way to care for you jewelry is ensuring it is properly stored at the end of each day. Precious metals and gemstones possess varying levels of hardness. In addition, some pieces possess sharper corners or design elements than others. For these reasons, one must avoid the temptation to simply toss one’s jewelry together in a drawer or box. Piling one’s jewelry together will most certainly result in scratches and even fractured gemstones. We recommend the following rules of thumb:
Listed below are commonly known gemstones and some rules of thumb for cleaning them:
Your insurance on any one of our products is determined by an appraisal - an insurance claim by the company determining the worth of the item in today’s market (which fluctuates depending on the given price of gold/gemstones). Moreover, it can also be certified anywhere by a GIA Graduate Gemologist.
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