No piece of jewellery in the world is invincible.
It is always advised to take special care of fine jewellery to keep it in pristine condition. Handle your jewellery with care to prevent it from dropping, being scratched, or knocked while worn. A fabric lined jewellery box will be ideal for storage. Store your jewellery in separate compartments so that they do not get tangled or scratch against each other. Our branded Jouer by Simone jewellery boxes are not only impeccably made, but thoughtfully designed to protect your jewellery. Use them, love them and enjoy your Jouer by Simone creations for a lifetime!
Caring for 9K gold
18K gold is widely known to require almost no special care and will never tarnish over time. Solid 18K gold is composed of 75% pure gold and 25% metal alloys to strengthen the gold. Solid 9K gold is composed of 37.5% gold and 62.5% metal alloys. Our 9K White gold, 9K Yellow gold and 9K Black gold is just as hardy as 18K gold and will not tarnish. While 9K Rose gold is tarnish resistant, it does require a little bit more care to keep it in tip-top condition because of the copper content in the metal alloys that gives Rose gold its alluring pink hue. The solution is simple - wear your jewellery often! The natural oils from your skin helps the 9K gold retain its lustre and slows down the tarnishing process. When it is not worn, be sure to keep it in an air-tight bag before storing.
Caring for Gemstones
As gemstones and precious metals are natural materials, do not let them come into contact with strong chemicals, including perfume, scents, creams, soaps, lotions and chlorine. If absolutely necessary, any perfume or scents should be applied and left to fully dry before the jewellery is worn. Otherwise, they should ideally be applied onto an area where jewellery will not come into contact with the skin.
If your jewellery comes into contact with dirt or any chemicals such as the ones listed above, gently wipe with a soft cloth or rinse under warm water. However, Pearl jewellery should not be immersed in water for too long so it is advisable to wipe pearls with a damp cloth and leave it to try before keeping them. This also applies to Mother of Pearl. As much as possible, try to avoid washing or rinsing your Pearl and Mother of Pearl jewellery as this may gradually wear out the special jewellery glue that helps to hold them down.
Ultrasonic cleaners cannot be used on certain gemstones. Please contact us if you have any questions about cleaning your Jouer by Simone jewellery.