HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR PRECIOUS JEWELLERY
Your jewellery is an important part of your life, and can also be a significant investment. So it pays to take care of it as well as you can. Here are some simple guidelines to help ensure your precious jewellery lasts for a long time to come.
Ø Remove jewellery before sleeping to avoid accidental damage.
Ø Items should be stored separately to avoid scratching.
Ø Non-flexible items should be laid flat when not being worn.
Ø Direct contact with perfumes and hairspray may cause discolouration of jewellery.
Ø Hollow items may dent under impact or pressure, and should be treated with care.
Ø Quality cleaning solutions are available from all RJI stores. Our sales staff will be happy to advise you.
Ø Jewellery should be removed when bathing as swimming pools have chemicals that can be harmful to jewellery/pearls.
Ø Beware when using domestic cleaning products as chemical agents can erode precious metals and stones.
Ø All stone settings should be checked every 12 months to ensure the stones are secure.
Ø Pearls – wear pearls after applying make-up, hairsprays, or perfume. Also store pearls in a jewellery box or soft cloth to prevent scratching.
Ø White gold jewellery is rhodium plated to enhance its lustre. Items may require re-plating after sufficient wear.
Ø Body jewellery should be sterilised before use.
Ø Our body jewellery can not be used for piercing.
Ø Follow care instructions from the professional piercer.
Ø Allow piercing to fully heal before inserting new body jewellery.
Ø Our 9ct gold body jewellery does not contain nickel.
Ø Ball ends should be checked daily.
Ø Toe rings should not be pulled apart or squeezed together when placing on toe. This may cause the gold to crack or stones to fall out.
Ø Anklets can be broken if caught on stockings or shoes.
Ø Direct contact with perfumes/hairsprays and chemical agents can affect plating.
Ø Any battery change for a watch under the warranty period should be made at store of purchase if possible.
Ø Watches should not be worn in bed where a magnetic underlay is used.
Ø 30–50m is suitable for light swimming (not in the ocean).
Ø 100m is suitable for swimming including surf swimming (unless under exceptionally rough conditions).
Ø 200m watersports watches are suitable for diving.