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How To Care for Your Jewelry

June 20th, 2024

We believe that your jewelry represents the most special moments and people in your life. It deserves to be cherished and protected! There are several things you’ll want to do to preserve the diamonds and precious metals:

  • Get your jewelry cleaned often. Your love symbol is special! You don’t want to dull it up with dirt, oils, and residue. Let that baby shine! We offer complimentary lifetime cleanings of your jewelry!

You can clean your stuff at home by using a soft brush, mild soap, and warm water to gently scrub the surface. Definitely avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners that can damage delicate gemstones or metals, and don’t forget to secure the drain! We have too many horror stories of people losing their rings. We also offer bottles of professional jewelry cleaner you can purchase from our store for less than $20.00!

We recommend getting your jewelry professionally cleaned every two months. This allows a jewelry expert to not only restore your shine, but inspect for damage or bending that could cause you to lose a diamond. 

You can bring it to your friends at Mitchum (even if you didn’t buy it here), and we’ll gladly clean and inspect it for you free of charge while you wait (no schedule needed).

  • Take your rings off when you go to the gym. Gold and platinum are malleable metals, which means that even light pressure against a metal bar could dent and scratch them. Needless to say, heavy weights and soft precious metals are not a good recipe! We recommend wearing a silicone band while working out.

  • Take your ring off while at home. Listen, we know this one is tough. Even casual chores around the house can dull and dent your fine jewelry, and that’s just not worth it. We suggest having a special place like a jewelry box or ring dish where you can keep all of your special jewelry while not wearing them. Tuck them away while at home and put them on the next morning when you’re ready to go out and about.

  • Don’t do yard work or other hard labor with your jewelry on. It’s simply not worth the risk of damaging your perfect symbol of love. We have countless stories of couples who lose their jewelry while outside, and it's nearly impossible to find.

  • Avoid chemicals. Remove your jewelry before engaging in activities that may expose it to harsh chemicals, such as swimming, cleaning, or applying beauty products. Chemicals like chlorine can damage metals and gemstones, while perfumes and lotions can leave residues that dull the surface.

By following these simple care tips, you can protect your fine jewelry investment and enjoy its beauty for generations to come.