Over time, fine jewelry can become a treasured family heirloom if it is cared for properly. Dust, pollution and daily wear all conspire to cloud the brilliance of gemstones. The surface of gold, platinum and silver jewelry can become dulled. Timeworn prongs and clasps can result in the loss of a stone or an entire piece of jewelry.
Professional cleanings are recommended as often as once a year. We encourage you to bring your Alexandra Jules jewelry back to us for professional servicing. Our staff is knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of jewelry care, including cleaning gemstones, and repairing clasps and earring backs.
- Taking care to avoid banging stones on hard surfaces – Emeralds can be damaged when they are knocked or hit against surfaces. The biggest danger here tends to center around emeralds used in ring settings, but any piece of emerald jewelry is at risk. With this in mind, it is important to refrain from wearing these stones when rigorous activity is planned. Be aware that most fine jewelry stores do not cover chips or cracks caused by knocks in their warranties. Insurance companies also do not typically cover this type of accidental damage.
- Refraining from wearing 24/7 – It’s quite common to wear some fine jewelry all the time, but this is simply not recommended for emeralds. It’s best to take emerald jewelry off when sleeping and bathing in addition to removing for more physical activities.