Materials & Care

Care and Cleaning

Always put your jewellery on last, after your perfume has dried. Generally, jewellery should be cleaned with nothing stronger than very mild soapy water and a soft toothbrush, while porous gemstones and pearls require only lukewarm water. Jewellery dips and sonic cleaners can damage gemstones.

Protecting Jewellery with Gemstones

The setting and the stones can both be damaged by sharp impacts that can occur when working with your hands, doing exercise etc. It is therefore best to wear rings with gemstones on your non-leading hand and remove them if you know you are about to embark on an activity that may expose them to risk. 

Gemstone Care

Although gemstones are some of the hardest natural materials in the world, the cut and setting can make them vulnerable. Larger stones in particular should be worn and stored with care.  Porous gemstones, including amber, turquoise, opals and pearls may be stained by oils or liquids, so it’s particularly important to avoid contact with face creams, sun tan lotion and household chemicals. Wash porous gemstones in lukewarm water and polish with a lint-free soft cloth. Porous gemstones are more susceptible to damage when hot, so avoid wearing jewellery to the beach, where the sea salt, sun and sand could easily mar the appearance of your gems. 


It may seem obvious but if you always keep your jewellery in the same place you are much less likely to misplace it.

This can be harder when you're travelling, or when you need to remove it for work or exercise. A small jewellery pouch or a lambs leather travel case in your handbag where you can safely store your rings, earrings and pendants can help keep them safe.  To keep your jewellery scratch-free, secure and untangled while you’re travelling, it’s worth packing a jewellery wallet, where each item has its own pouch or compartment, ensuring your earrings, necklaces and rings don’t get lost in your luggage.