CARE OF YOUR JEWELRY

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR DIAMOND

Caring for a diamond takes more than occasional cleanings. Diamonds are forever, but they can be damaged if you are not careful. By learning how to properly care for your diamond, you will ensure that your diamond is indeed forever.

First, you should take your diamond jewelry to a jeweler once a year. Have him check the mountings and prongs that hold your diamond in place. This will prevent your diamond from falling out of its setting and becoming lost. It is recommended all repairs be done by Whitney Boin Studio.

Diamond jewelry that is not being worn, or diamonds that are loose should be stored in a fabric lined jewel case, or in a jewelry box where it can be kept separate from other jewelry. Each piece should have its own compartment. This will keep diamonds from becoming scratched, and it will also keep your diamond from scratching other jewelry as well.

Remove your diamond jewelry when doing physical work. Diamonds can be chipped and scratched easily. Also avoid allowing your diamond to come into contact with bleach or other household cleansers this can damage or change the color of the settings and mountings, and it may even irreversibly change the color of the diamond!

We recommend having your jewelry periodically appraised and insured in the event of loss, damage or theft. All adjustments, resizing, polishing and cleaning should be sent to Whitney Boin Studio address.

HOW TO CARE FOR PLATINUM

All precious metals age with daily wear. Over time, platinum develops a rich finish, called a patina, but it doesn’t wear away. Many people prefer the patina look, but you can have your platinum jewelry polished if you are interested in maintaining a high shine.

Remove your platinum jewelry when undertaking heavy work. It is also advisable not to handle bleach or harsh chemicals when wearing your jewelry. Although they won’t hurt the platinum, chemicals may discolor diamonds or gemstones.

Clean platinum in the same way you clean other fine jewelry to maintain its fine appearance and ensure that it lasts. Either use a mild solution of soap and warm water, and gently rub it with a soft cloth, or buy a jewelry cleaning solution.

 

All adjustments, resizing, polishing and cleaning should be sent to Whitney Boin Studio address.