Free Cleaning and Inspection
We provide free in-house cleaning and inspection of all your jewelry. All jewelry should be cleaned and inspected every 4 – 6 months. The average life expectancy of a gold ring containing stones is 5 – 7 years before there is a need for repair. The average life expectancy of a platinum ring holding stones is 7 – 10 years before there is a need for repair. If during our inspection we determine your piece is in need of repair, we provide free estimates on that repair. The average repair takes two weeks, but express repair service is also available for an additional fee.
Storing Your Jewelry
It is best to keep your jewelry items in a safe place when you are not wearing them. We recommend either a jewelry box or a satin pouch (both items are available in our store).
Always remove your jewelry items before taking part in the activities listed below:
- Putting on lotions or other items containing chemicals
- Doing laundry
- Going to the gym
- Yard work
- Home improvements
Cleaning Your Jewelry at Home
To keep your items looking their best all the time, clean your jewelry items at home using the following directions:
- Dip item in warm water and brush lightly with mild soap
- Rinse thoroughly
- Polish with a soft cloth
- Dry thoroughly
***NOTE: DO NOT USE THE ABOVE CLEANING TECHNIQUE FOR CUSTOM JEWELRY THAT MAY CONTAIN GLUE
Refinishing: Removing Scratches and Tarnish
Our hand polishing service removes all scratches from your jewelry item and can often be done while you wait. This technique can only be performed on silver, gold, and platinum. Some stainless steel can also be polished as long as it is not plated. Prices vary, but evaluations are always free.
Sterling silver can oxidize and show tarnish over time. To keep your sterling silver sparking like new, we can remove the tarnish and polish your piece. We also sell jeweler’s polishing cloths so you can polish your jewelry at home in between professional cleanings.