From Start to Finish and Beyond Our Service Relationship with Our Clients is Very Important to Us and Include:
Jewellery Repairs, Restorations & Services:
Free Cleaning & Check up
Jewellery Mounting & Prong Re-tipping
Chain Soldering & Bracelet Repair
Watch Repairs & Maintenance
Pearl & Bead Stringing/Re-stringing
Recycle, Re-Use and Re-Beautify Your Old, Broken Jewellery
Chlorine Corrosion Cracking. Save Your Jewellery From Chlorine!
We strongly recommend removing all jewellery before coming in contact with chlorine (swimming pools and hot tubs), and any bleach cleaning products (household cleaners- even hair dyes). Even some drinking water supplies contain enough chlorine to cause problems. Avoid expensive repairs or complete destruction of your gold jewellery by keeping it away from these chlorine containing compounds as much as possible. This damage is caused by a phenomenon called Chlorine Corrosion Cracking, also known as Stress Corrosion Cracking. An extreme example occurred a few years ago. A woman brought in a ring which she had soaked in Clorox for over 24 hours. She had confused Clorox bleach with Ammonia, which is safe for jewellery and is used to clean it. The ring crumbled in our fingers. Most damage does not occur at this rapid rate. It is a result of repeated exposure to weaker concentrations of chlorine over a long period of time. What happens to your jewellery as a result of this exposure? Prongs fall off and stones are lost. Jewellery cracks into one or more pieces. Thin sections may collapse. Other chemicals can also cause stress corrosion, such as acetic acid-salt solutions. A common example of this is the vinegar and salt solution used to make pickles. The higher the karat the gold is, the less effected it is by chlorine corrosion. Jewellery made from 18 karat gold or platinum mostly avoids these problems, but we still advise keeping these metals away from it anyways. Chlorine base chemicals are also known to discolor or corrode the surfaces of gold alloys. If you think any of your jewellery has come in contact with any of the above mentioned liquids, bring it in to have it inspected, cleaned, re-polished, and repaired if necessary.
Guideline to Cleaning Your Jewellery at Home:
In a bowl combine a few drops of mild dishwashing soap with warm water. Let your pieces soak in this mixture for about 15 minutes. If you want to get into fine areas of your piece, gently take a soft bristle toothbrush to it. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry. If you want to give your piece an extra shine it can be done with a polishing cloth.
Create a paste by mixing baking soda and warm warm. Run this mixture back and forth through your piece. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry. If you want to give your piece an extra shine it can be done with a polishing cloth.