Jewelry must be properly cared against dust and pollution. Daily wear can cloud the brilliance of a gemstone and dull the surface of silver and gold plating. Some basic care can help preserve and protect your SIA Jewelry for years to come. We encourage you to bring your SIA Jewelry back to us for professional care.
Our craftsmen are knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of Jewelry care. From determining the best method for cleaning stones to restringing pearls to repairing clasps or earring backs, SIA's Customer Service Department and Customer Service Associates can assist you. Most jewelry can be maintained with a non-abrasive jewelry cleaner. If worn often, pearls should be cleaned and restrung professionally once a year. Avoid exposing gold to household bleach which will quickly cause gold to disintegrate and discolor. Silver tarnishes rapidly when exposed to salt air and products containing sulphur, such as rubber gloves and certain papers. To remove tarnish, we recommend a non-abrasive silver polish. Storage is also important. At the time of purchase, all SIA Jewelry is packaged in a protective air tight box, case or tarnish-resistant pouch.
When not in use, we recommend that you place your jewelry in its original casing provided by SIA. Take care to protect your jewelry from impact against hard surfaces and avoid contact with abrasive surfaces. Many stones such as amethyst, emerald, pearl, peridot and tourmaline are all very delicate and easily bruised. Enameling can also chip or scratch when struck. Extreme temperatures, perfumes, cosmetics and household chemicals can also damage jewelry. We suggest that you avoid wearing your jewelry during any activity that would expose it to these risks.
Basic Jewelry Care