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Caring for Your Fine Jewellery: Tips and Tricks

Caring for Your Fine Jewellery: Tips and Tricks

At LeGassick, we understand that your fine jewellery pieces are more than just accessories; they are treasured keepsakes and symbols of special moments. To ensure your jewellery remains as stunning as the day you first wore it, it’s essential to provide proper care and maintenance. Here are some tips and tricks to help you keep your fine jewellery looking its best.

Regular Cleaning

  1. Gentle Cleaning at Home:
  • Use a soft, lint-free cloth to gently wipe your jewellery after each wear. This helps remove oils and residues that can dull the shine.
  • For a deeper clean, soak your jewellery in a bowl of warm water mixed with a few drops of mild dish soap. Gently brush with a soft toothbrush, then rinse and pat dry with a soft cloth.
  1. Professional Cleaning:
  • Schedule professional cleanings at LeGassick at least once a year. Our experts use specialised equipment and techniques to ensure a thorough clean without damaging your pieces.

Proper Storage

  1. Individual Storage:
  • Store each piece separately in a soft-lined jewellery box or pouch to prevent scratches and tangling. Consider using anti-tarnish strips to help keep silver pieces shiny.
  1. Avoid Humidity and Heat:
  • Keep your jewellery in a cool, dry place. Excessive heat and humidity can cause damage, especially to pieces with gemstones.

Wearing Your Jewellery

  1. Last On, First Off:
  • Put your jewellery on last when getting ready and take it off first when undressing. This minimises exposure to cosmetics, perfumes, and hair products that can cause build-up and tarnish.
  1. Avoid Harsh Chemicals:
  • Remove your jewellery before swimming, bathing, or doing household chores. Chlorine, saltwater, and household cleaners can damage metals and gemstones.
  1. Mind the Activities:
  • Take off your jewellery before engaging in physical activities or sports to prevent damage and loss.

Regular Inspections

  1. Check for Damage:
  • Regularly inspect your jewellery for signs of wear and tear, such as loose stones, worn prongs, or clasps. If you notice any issues, bring your piece to LeGassick for a professional inspection and repair.
  1. Prong Checks:
  • Pay special attention to the prongs holding your gemstones. If they appear worn or bent, it’s time to have them inspected and repaired to prevent losing your precious stones.

Special Care for Different Gemstones

  1. Diamonds:
  • While diamonds are the hardest natural substance, they can still chip. Store them individually and avoid wearing them during high-impact activities.
  1. Pearls: 
  • Pearls are delicate and can be easily scratched. Store them in a soft cloth and avoid exposure to perfumes and hair sprays.
  1. Coloured Gemstones:
  • Gemstones like emeralds, sapphires, and rubies require gentle cleaning. Avoid ultrasonic cleaners, which can cause fractures.


Caring for your fine jewellery ensures it remains a cherished part of your collection for years to come. At LeGassick, we offer comprehensive cleaning, maintenance, and repair services to keep your pieces in pristine condition. Visit our showrooms at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Runaway Bay Shopping Centre for expert advice and personalised care for your treasured jewellery.

Remember, with a little love and attention, your jewellery can continue to sparkle and bring joy for generations.