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Caring For Filigree

Cleaning & Protecting Your Filigree Jewelry

Suggestions for Keeping Your Jewelry Like New

Because of the engraving on filigree jewelry, care must be taken to keep it clean and bright. Here are a few suggestions that will help keep your purchase shining for years to come:

  • Remove your rings when performing household chores or messy tasks.

  • Avoid wearing your rings when showering and hand-washing, this will prevent a soap film from building up in the engraving and dulling the finish.

  • Avoid exposing your jewelry to salt water and harsh chemicals.

  • Take care to apply makeup and hairspray before putting on jewelry, smudges and sprays can dull the finish.

  • Visit your jeweler at least once a year to have your ring inspected and cleaned.

  • Since emeralds are delicate and softer than many other gems — they require special care when being cleaned and they are particularly sensitive to dramatic changes in temperature. Never clean emeralds with steam or ultrasonic processes, simply wipe with a soft cloth.

  • To clean your filigree jewelry at home, brush each piece with a soft bristle brush to remove dust and other particles. Soak the ring in a solution of mild dish detergent and lukewarm water, then brush again lightly. Rinse with lukewarm water and dry with a soft chamois cloth.

Need Assistance with a Repair or Resizing?

If you require repair work or resizing, please contact a retailer for assistance. Our authorized retailers will provide you with advice on repair recommendations and make arrangements to have your fine jewelry worked on by experts.