Therefore, as well as protecting ourselves during these difficult times, we need to also protect our jewels. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps that you can follow at home to help restore your jewels to their brilliant best.
For untreated, natural diamonds (which applies to all Garrard diamonds), first fill a bowl with a little warm water and a few drops of washing up liquid.
Put the jewellery into a small sieve or strainer (individually otherwise items may scratch against each other) before gently lowering this into the liquid and leaving it to soak for a few minutes. Swish the item around in the strainer and then remove it from the bowl of soapy water.
Lay the item on a soft, clean cloth or paper towel and gently go over it with a soft toothbrush.
Return the item to the strainer and rinse it delicately in lukewarm water, before drying it with a soft, clean cloth or paper towel.
Please do not risk cleaning jewellery containing emeralds, pearls, opals or turquoise at home as these stones require specialist cleaning methods – don’t hesitate to contact us for more guidance.