Caring for your Jewellery
Gold and Platinum
VISIT THE EXPERTS — IT'S FREE!
Did we make your engagement ring, wedding band, pendant or earrings? Every Era Design stamped jewellery item is automatically eligible for free cleaning. It's part of our warrantee, just bring it in — no need for proof of purchase.
PUT IT ON
A natural quality of silver is the process of oxidization, which translates into a tarnished look. Wearing your silver jewellery more often slows down this natural process and keep your precious silver jewellery looking shiny and new for a longer period of time. So if you love it, then wear it! It doesn’t have to be a special occasion to adorn yourself in your favourite pieces.
IT'S ALL IN THE PACKAGING
To keep your silver looking gorgeous store each piece of jewellery individually in small plastic bags or soft pouches. Your jewellery will be protected from any scratching that might otherwise occur if all the pieces were stored all in one big pouch or container.
Some jewellery bags have a special anti-tarnish lining. If you have an extensive silver collection, you might want to consider investing in one to help reduce the maintenance of your pieces.
BUFF TO A SHINE
The best way to clean silver is by using a special polishing cloth made for jewellery. These cloths are infused with a special polishing compound that is effective for removing any tarnish spots, oils, dirt and dust from all precious metals. Be sure to give your pieces a wipe down with the polish cloth before storing them. This will help keep your jewellery looking great. Keeping a cloth near your jewellery box reminds you to show your jewellery some love before putting it away.
NOT A SOLUTION
Liquid silver cleaners seem to get the job done the first few times you dip your jewellery into such a solution. However, it's not recommended to use these “dip” cleaners on your fine jewellery. Over time your silver may change in color and any gems that may be set in the pieces can sustain damage caused by the chemicals in the “dip” solution. It is also advisable to never clean your jewellery with toothpaste and toothbrush, as this will cause noticeable scratches on your silver.
VISIT THE EXPERTS
Visit your reputable jeweller about once per year. They will be able to professionally clean and polish your jewellery and check the setting of all your gems too!