Jewellery Care Guide
Why Jewellery care is important
Whether it’s a dazzling showstopper of a necklace, or a ring with a deep sentimental meaning, jewellery is meant to be worn with pride and enjoyed. Daily wear means that these special pieces can come into contact with dirt, chemicals, and solid objects, all of which can affect their appearance and sparkle. Like anything in life, looking after something will make it last longer; jewellery is definitely not an exception to that.
So, we’ve compiled a list of the main metals and gemstones found in modern jewellery and how each reacts to daily wear, what to avoid while wearing them, and how to store them when you’re not. With all pieces, we recommend bringing them to a jeweller such as ourselves at James Porter annually for a professional clean. However, in this guide you’ll find tips on how to clean jewellery at home, to keep your favourite pieces gleaming!
James Porter Jewellery
On all jewellery purchased in the James Porter store, a free lifetime clean and check is included as standard. We do recommend having your jewellery checked annually so that any issues which may arise can be caught early. As rings are worn daily, you may not be aware of slight knocks and dents so, feel free to call in to the James Porter Glasgow store any time to have your rings checked and cleaned at no extra charge.
We recommend replating rhodium on white gold as and when required - some may prefer replating their rings every 6 months, and others every 6 years. Replating goes to our local workshop and it will take a few working days for this work to be carried out.
James Porter’s local jewellery workshop can also repair and remodel older jewellery too. If you’re looking for old or damaged jewellery to be restored, we can provide you with an estimation to bring your piece back to its original beauty.
We can also provide estimates for any insurance work along with written estimates for insurance companies.
For restringing please call in to store where we can provide prices for any type of beaded necklace or bracelet to be restrung. From beads and synthetic stones, to cultured and precious gemstones - we can offer advice on the most suitable method of restringing for your jewellery pieces.
Valuation services can be offered on recent purchases in store at a standard flat fee, so long as the item of jewellery can be produced as well as a receipt no older than 5 years. For items not purchased from us or outside 5 years of purchase we can send away to be independently valued for a standard fee.