FINE JEWELRY CARE

 

All fine jewelry purchases include complimentary inspection and cleaning. Similar to vintage jewelry, fine pieces should be maintained regularly to maximize longevity. Notable tips are listed below.

  • Everyday substances like hairspray, lotion, perfume and other cosmetics can contain chemicals that will permanently damage the surface of your pearls and other delicate gems.
  • Be careful with light and heat. Environmental factors can affect a gemstone’s durability and appearance.
  • Use ultrasonic cleaners with caution -- not all jewelry can be safely cleaned with it. Organic materials such as pearl, coral, ivory, and amber should be cleaned manually. Plastic or wax-coated gemstones should also be cleaned with caution.
  • Most colored gems can be cleaned with warm water and mild dish soap (no detergents) with a soft brush. However, soft gems such as pearls can easily scratch. Use a new, clean makeup brush and soap solution to gently clean.
  • Pearls worn often should be restrung once a year.
  • As for all jewelry, storing in a closed pouch or container will ensure minimal deterioration.

 

Resizing, Engraving, Refinishing, Repairing |

Depending on the style of the individual piece, we may be able to:

  • Enlarge or reduce the size of rings, bracelets or necklaces at your request.
  • Per​sonalize your piece by engraving your desired phrase or symbol.
  • Refinish and remove surface scratches and dullness.
  • Repair or restore original appearance. Services include reassembling broken parts and resetting stones.

Contact our team at hello@boitelaque.com for more information.