Jewellery is one of our most intimate and cherished accessories. Understanding how to care for and protect your treasured jewellery can make a world of difference to maintaining its beauty and keeping your heirlooms sparkling for generations to come.

BE CAREFUL WITH LIGHT AND HEAT

Just as the sun’s harmful rays can damage our skin, light and heat can affect a coloured gemstone’s durability and colour.

KEEP YOUR JEWELLERY AWAY FROM CHEMICALS

Exposure to chemicals can damage or discolour precious metals – gold, silver and platinum – and may harm some coloured gems.

THE SAFEST CLEANING METHODS ARE ALSO THE EASIEST

Most coloured gems can be cleaned with warm water, mild dish soap (no detergents) and a soft brush.

Appropriate jewellery storage is often overlooked. Jewellery should never be thrown into a drawer or left on top of a dressing table − that’s asking for scratches and damaged gems.

All the jewelleries in JiangXin come in a box or pouch, which is a perfect place to keep them. Sterling silver, for example, should be kept in an anti-tarnish bag or cloth. Jewellery boxes that feature individually padded slots for rings and posts for hanging necklaces and bracelets are also ideal.