Jewellery Care

Jewellery Care

When you decide to buy a precious piece of jewellery, you need a shop with the best service before, during and after the purchase of your precious jewel. We, at Giouzenis jewellery store, are here to help you and introduce you the best way to take care of your jewellery.

Protect your jewellery by handling them carefully and cleaning them regularly. It is also important to protect your jewellery from potential damage. You should remove your jewellery before exercising, showering, performing household chores or working in the garden. Furthermore, you should protect it against impact, prevent it from coming into contact with rough surfaces of any kind as well as chemicals like perfumes, creams or lotions. We recommend that the best place to store your jewellery is in its wooden case or in a pouch. 

Gold and platinum are soft metals, therefore it is easy to scratch them. If you want to avoid this, you have to store each piece of jewellery separately. Most jewellery can be cleaned at home with mildly soapy water and a soft toothbrush. However, after 2-3 years, you should have your jewellery looked after and polished by an expert. You need to visit us if your jewellery has a lot of serious scratches.

Regarding your diamonds, in order to make them dazzle, you should place them carefully in tepid water with a mild, pH-neutral soap and clean them with a soft toothbrush. Then rinse your diamonds under running water and dry them with a soft cloth. If you polish your diamonds regularly, even only with a soft cloth, they will remain shiny. We recommend you to clean your diamonds once a month. 

Coloured gemstones require particular attention and care. You should keep them safe from any kind of knocks and impacts, especially emeralds, which are more delicate. You can clean your precious stones, with the exception of emeralds, from time to time in tepid, soapy  (pH-neutral) water and remove the dirt with a very soft toothbrush. Then, rinse the gemstone well under running water and dry it gently with a soft cloth. 

Pearls need special attentive care because of their relatively soft, shimmering surface. You can store them in a soft cloth and separately from your other jewellery. This is an easy way to avoid possible damage.You can maintain the pearls’ lustre longer and protect them by following these simple guidelines. You should avoid using cosmetics, perfumes, hair sprays and deodorants, because these are corrosive to pearls and detract from their shine. So, it is very important to put on your pearls after you have finished doing your hair and makeup, and you should  make sure that they are always the first thing you will remove when you return home. Furthermore, when you have worn your pearls, then you should clean them with a soft cloth to remove any traces of cosmetics or perspiration. Additionally, pearls need a certain degree of moisture to prevent them from drying out and becoming brittle. We recommend that you clean your pearls occasionally with a soft, dampened cloth. It is very important every year to give your pearls to a specialist to clean them and check the clasps of your bracelets and necklaces.

We are here for you for any question or concerns you may have concerning your piece of jewellery. You can visit us for your jewellery’s  regular check-ups as well as the professional cleaning of them. We are experts in the art of revision, repairs and even the modification of jewels. If you have special design ideas  or would like a custom creation, we are looking forward to assisting you with our expertise.