If you’re anything like me then your skin probably took a bit of a hammering over the summer break, a bit too much sun, loads of sunscreen, saltwater, a fair bit of sand and a little bit of glow (girls don’t sweat, we glow!). It’s time to book an appointment with our favourite beauty therapist.
Chances are that if your skin suffered then so did your jewellery and it might be time to give them a little TLC.
Saltwater, sunscreen & glow () will gunk up your jewellery, especially rings and while you were building that prize-winning dinosaur sandcastle, complete with shell scales and sea-weed fire plumes, sand was having a joyous time wriggling its way into tiny spaces between stones and their metal settings. If you want to clean your rings or other jewellery, use warm soapy water and gently rub with a soft toothbrush. Rinse in clean water and pat dry. Make sure each piece has dried properly before you put it away. If you’d like to do a more intensive clean, come and see us in-store and we’ll talk to you about our jewellery cleaning range – we have Connoisseurs specially designed jewellery cleaners, cloths, and disposable wipes, and Haggarty silver foam for those larger items. Just ask for our Jewellery cleaning brochure which comes with jewellery cleaning instructions and a Free Connoisseurs disposable dry wipe sample to try – just lightly rub your jewellery with the cloth to remove dirt and tarnishing. A bonus when you’re cleaning silver jewellery with the dry wipe is that it reduces future cleaning by leaving an anti-tarnish shield to maintain a ‘like new’ lustre. And they’re non-toxic! If your jewellery isn’t coming up like new, it might be time for a Jewellers clean and polish. Drop your items into the store and Richard our jeweller will give them a ‘Clean & Check’, they’ll come back looking like new and all the settings will have been checked to make sure your stones are secure.
To have your items professionally cleaned or to pick up our FREE jewellery cleaning brochure, contact us at Showcase Jewellers Te Awamutu today