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 

                                                                                                                     changes.

 

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

                                                                                                                   changes.

 

Turquoise           Coated with colorless substances for                Do not use ultrasonic cleaning.

                               durability & surface uniformity.                       Avoid contact with chemicals.

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Serli & Siroan Jewelry

Yorkville Village, 87 Avenue Rd
Toronto, Ontario
M5R 3R9

416-944-3863