Our Fine Jewelry Store in Toronto
Jewelry & Gemstone Care
Over time as you wear your fine jewelry it can become a treasured family jewel if it's cared for properly. Daily wear and environmental elements cloud the brilliance of gemstones. Gold, platinum and silver jewelry can become dull and worn out. Prongs that are loosened from ordinary wear can result in the loss of a stone.
Precautions should be taken for all jewelry. Certain gemstones should be cared for differently and with special care. Protect your jewelry from damage against hard surfaces and avoid abrasive surfaces. A diamond can chip if hit with enough force and at just the right angle. Many stones such as amethyst, emerald, kunzite, opal, pearl, are very delicate and easily damaged. Gemstones can damage other gemstones and wear away at precious metals. Therefore, avoid stacking those rings and bracelets that would be vulnerable to such abrasion.
Professional cleanings are recommended at least once a year. We encourage you to bring your jewelry back for professional servicing from our knowledgable staff of goldsmiths and setters. Our 34 years of experience in all aspects of jewelry care, including cleaning gemstones, restringing pearls and repairing fine jewelry makes it a valuable advantage when choosing the right jewelry store for your fine jewelry needs.
Species Enhancements Accepted Gemstone Care
Diamond None Basic Jewelry Care.
Amber Colors are heated to improve Do not use ultrasonic cleaning.
color & clarity. Avoid chemicals.
Garnet None Avoid sudden temperature
Iolite None Do not use ultrasonic cleaning.
Jade Coated with colorless substances Do not use ultrasonic cleaning.
for durability & surface uniformity.
Lapis Lazuli Coated with colorless substances Do not use ultrasonic cleaning.
for durability & surface uniformity. Avoid contact with chemicals.
Pearls None Annual restringing.
Avoid contact with chemicals.
Do not use ultrasonic cleaning.
Topaz Heated or irritated to enhance color. Basic jewelry care.
Tourmaline None Do not use ultrasonic cleaning.
Avoid sudden temperature
Turquoise Coated with colorless substances for Do not use ultrasonic cleaning.
durability & surface uniformity. Avoid contact with chemicals.