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Care and Repair

Natasha G jewellery is extremely well crafted however caring for your piece is fundemental to longevity and luster of your jewellery piece .  Air pollutants, dust, perspiration, perfumes and other natural elements can dull the appearance of gemstones or precious metals.  Because of this, it is always good practice to wipe down your jewelry with a cotton cloth after wear.

Jewellery should be professionally cleaned and inspected once a year.Periodic inspection and maintenance of jewellery helps prevent costly repairs or replacements. Inspect your jewellery as you wear it by looking for loose or chipped stones, worn links, bent prongs, or malfunctioning clasps.

If a problem is found, the piece should be brought in immediately for repair to prevent more extensive damage or loss. Contact us

 

How to Clean your Natasha G Jewellery

Over time, air pollutants, dust, perspiration, perfumes and other natural elements can cause Jewellery and gemstones appear dull. Below are some suggestions for keeping your pieces sparkly .

Some gemstones are more fragile than others. Generally speaking you can prevent many problems by not exposing gemstones to common elements such as:

  • Chlorine
  • Household cleaning chemicals
  • Extreme heat or light
  • Salt water

Cleaning Silver Jewellery

Sterling silver tarnishes from common everyday items that contain sulfur, such as leather, rubber, chlorine, and perspiration. Other elements to be conscious of are air pollutants and salt water. As these substances cannot be eliminated, we recommended that sterling silver be routinely wiped down with polishing or soft cotton cloth. Wearing your sterling silver regularly can also help prevent tarnishing. Use a clean, cotton cloth and mild dish detergent diluted in water.  Apply the diluted dish detergent to the clean cotton cloth and rub the piece in one direction, avoid using circular motions.

To remove heavier tarnish, wash your silver jewellery with warm water and mild soap.Only use clean, nub-free cotton or flannel cloth, nothing else as the surface of silver is easily marked. We advise against silver polish or dip style cleaning solutions. If the your silver jewellery needs further cleaning contact an authorised jeweller who will be able to clean and restore your piece to good as new .

Cleaning Gold and Platinum Jewellery

To clean gold or platinum jewellery, dilute dishwashing liquid in a small bowl of warm water and soak each piece for a 3-5 mins. Using a clean cotton cloth, gently clean your Jewellery piece.  Rinse your Jewellery well under warm running water, and pat dry with a soft, lint-free cloth.  Be sure to dry your jewelry completely before wearing again. Natasha G advises against using an ultrasonic cleaner, steamer or other “at home” jewellery cleaning chemicals (including bleach, ammonia, baking soda and aluminum foil) on gemstones. They should only be cleaned with diluted mild dish soap and warm water

Ebony Care:

Ebony is inlayed into each Jewellery piece and is chemically set. To preserve the ebony, treat it as you would any sensitive stones: avoid abrasion, as well as corrosive chemicals, cleaning products, chlorine, and salt water. If exposed to any of these, rinse under tap water for a few minutes and dry thoroughly with a paper towel.

Cleaning Jewellery with Crystalline Gemstones

Crystalline gemstones, such as amethyst, blue topaz, citrine, or peridot attract oils and lotions causing them to appear dull. To clean, soak them in a bowl of water with a touch of gentle dish soap. A soft baby’s toothbrush may be used to scrub around and behind the stone. After cleaning, thoroughly drying with a lint-free cloth.For diamonds, rubies, and sapphires set in gold or platinum, you can use a drop of ammonia in the rinse water. Ammonia tends to discolour organic gemstones and damages and dulls silver, so do not use it on these materials.

Cleaning Jewellery with Resin,  Organic, Opaque Gemstones

Never use an ultrasonic cleaner or chemicals (including bleach or ammonia) on organic gems and opaque stones such as pearls, opals, coral, turquoise, and lapis lazuli. They should only be wiped clean with a damp cloth. In addition, avoid contact with hairspray, lotions, and perfumes, which can be absorbed over time, causing discolouration .

 Cleaning Pearls

Pearls require proper care to retain their beauty and luster. They should be kept away from perfumes, cosmetics, perspiration, chlorine, vinegar, ammonia, and dirt. We recommend you put them on last, after hair products and perfume. Pearls should be removed before exercising to protect them from perspiration. After wearing, gently wipe them with a slightly damp cloth.Wash pearls periodically with mild soap (not detergent) and a soft cloth. Rinse pearls in clean water and wrap them in a thin, damp cotton towel to dry.

To prevent scratches, pearls should be stored away from other objects in the storage pouch provided. However, do not store them in an airtight package such as a plastic bag. Opals and pearls require humidity. When storing them, make sure the environment is not too dry or they may crack.

We advises against using an ultrasonic cleaner, steamer or other “at home” jewelry cleaning chemicals (including bleach, ammonia, baking soda and aluminum foil) on gemstones.