Basic Jewellery care
SENSA recommends that you have your jewellery cleaned
professionally once a year to preserve and protect your heirloom for
years to come.
Claw / Prong settings
We recommend that you examine your prongs regularly by
running your fingers over the gems to ensure that they are flat on top
of the stone. Please note that loosening of the prongs can happen if
jewellery is hit against a hard surface or snagged continually on
Avoid exposing gold jewellery to household chemicals, which will quickly cause the gold to discolour and possibly disintegrate.
Usually white gold is rhodium plated to give it a pure white
colour so it`s best not to use a gold polishing cloth to clean it as
this will polish it away. If you notice over time that the metal is
looking a little yellow then we recommend that you have it re-rhodium
Sterling silver tarnishes fairly easily if not rhodium plated. To clean this we recommend using a non-abrasive silver polish.
Diamonds and non-porus semi precious gems, use a mild soap, water and a very soft brush.
Pearls, opal, emerald, turquoise, amber, coral and onyx are
porus gemstones and should be cleaned with a soft non-abrasive polishing
We advise against ultrasonic baths as they are not safe for many gemstones.
Pearls should be the last thing to put on when getting dressed and the first thing to come off when undressing.
Generally there is no need to clean the pearl - their natural
oils will help maintain its lustre. However if they are in contact with
perspiration, or make up use a damp cloth to wipe them clean.
Avoid contact with perfume, hairspray, cosmetics and household
cleaning agents as they contain alcohol, acids and harsh chemicals that
are harmful to the pearls lustre and surface.
Pearl strands will need to be restrung when you start to see more of the silk string in-between.
Keep separately from other jewellery to avoid surface scratching from other gemstones.