Jewelry and Stone Care Guide

Jewelry Care

As avid jewelry lovers, we believe jewelry should be worn and loved everyday.  That being said, our pieces are wearable treasures and should be treated with care.  Here are a few tips to keep your jewels in their best state, to be handed down for generations to come!

- Please remove your pieces if engaging in activities that may be hard on the hands, as our pieces are delicate and don’t enjoy rough play.  These activities may include lifting weights, moving heavy objects, gardening and the like.  Pave diamonds in particular are gloriously hand set with the utmost precision, and even when shanks are slightly bent, this can cause diamonds or stones to pop out from their settings.

- Please order rings in the correct sizes, as shanks that are too large for you can cause a ring to swivel and get warped, which will cause stones to become dislodged from their settings.

- To clean your pieces of grime, use warm water and gentle soap and scrub with a soft toothbrush.  For gold and diamonds only, you can dip your piece quickly into boiling water which will remove any debris.

- We recommend taking your piece to a reputable professional jeweler to be cleaned periodically.  Please note that certain stones such as emeralds and opals shouldn’t be left in a hot ultrasonic as this can cause the stones to dry out, crack or become discolored.

 

 

Stone Care

Below are a few tips on our popular stones, to keep them sparkly and fresh!

Diamonds: The hardest stone on the Mohs scale and one of our favorite stones. This stone can be worn everyday and has a hard exterior but can still be chipped if not treated carefully.

Opals: Opals, especially the Ethiopian kind, are stones that are extremely sensitive and reactive to their environment, which make them magical!  However, this sensitivity makes them subject to damage if it is exposed to certain chemicals, lotions, perfumes and swimming, among other things.  While they do typically return to their original state when dried out in a windowsill in gentle sunlight, some chemicals can alter their state permanently.  Please be sure to remove them when appropriate and treat them with care and they’ll stay nice for a very long time.

Sapphires: The second hardest stone on the Mohs scale, this stone is safe for everyday wear.  We use a variety of sapphires thats range in color.  Some of our favorites aside from the traditional deep blue sapphires are Ceylon Sapphires and rose cut sapphires.

Emeralds: The emeralds we use in our pieces are natural and treated with oil.  Emeralds are softer than diamonds and sapphires and need to be treated with a bit more care, as they can dry out if exposed to hot water and become damaged if impacted.

Pearls: Pearls are soft stones that need to be treated with a bit of care.  When not wearing your pearl piece, store it in a soft place and only clean with a soft cloth moistened with water, as anything more abrasive will scratch the stone and make it lose its luster.

If you have any questions about caring for your JKD piece, please send us an email at sales@jenniekwondesigns.com.