Jewellery Care Advice

Diamonds
It is important to ensure your Diamonds are always as clean as possible as the build-up of oil, debris and dirt can prevent them from interacting with light, which greatly minimises their beautiful sparkle.  If you are unable to visit your local Calleija boutique for a complimentary jewellery clean and integrity inspection, we recommend soaking your Diamond in lukewarm water mixed with a drop of soap detergent.  Do not use abrasive powdered household cleaners. After your Diamond has finished soaking, you can use a very soft toothbrush to remove any remaining dirt on your diamond.
 
If you are cleaning an Argyle Pink Diamond or any Fancy Coloured Diamond, do not use a steam cleaner or ultrasonic cleaner. Although Diamonds are extremely strong and may seem easy to clean at home, we do advise you have your diamond jewellery professionally cleaned and inspected once a year by our Master Jewellers. This ensures its integrity remains intact and is treated with a comprehensive and safe clean.
 
If you engage in activities such as swimming, cleaning, rigorous sport or any handling of harsh chemicals, we strongly advise that you remove your diamond jewellery to protect it from damage.
Coloured Gems
Rubies, Amethysts, Sapphires, Aquamarine, Citrine, Garnet, Jade, Kunzite, Heliodor, Opal, Tanzanites, Topaz and Tourmaline can be cared for with warm water, a small dash of soap and a very soft brush. Emeralds and Amber are more sensitive and should not be soaked. Instead, softly apply a solution of warm water and dash of soap and wipe it clean. For more information on how to clean your gemstone, please visit this link.
 
Please note, we strongly advise the removal of your Calleija jewellery featuring any coloured gem when showering, swimming, cleaning, or when handling any heavy items or strong chemicals.
Gold
Gold is a beautiful metal and also one of the softer ones, which is why it is best to separate it from Silver. When it comes in contact with Silver, it can sometimes lead to unwanted scratching.  To keep your Yellow Gold. White Gold and Rose Gold clean, use your custom Calleija cleaning solution. Once cleaning is complete, dry your Gold with a soft polishing cloth. Always make sure that your Yellow or Rose Gold jewellery is not worn next to White Gold as the plating of the White Gold may rub off. We strongly recommend you have all your Gold jewellery professionally cleaned at your local Calleija boutique to maximise its shine.
 
If you have White Gold Calleija jewellery, we recommend having it rhodium plated every couple of years to maintain its colour and shine.  If you frequently come in contact with cleaning chemicals or chlorine, replating may have to be done more often.
Silver

Silver can be cleaned with a soft polishing cloth or a gentle silver cleaning solution. We recommend cleaning it once a month to prevent tarnish build-up, which occurs naturally when Silver reacts with air. Please note, it is best to separate your Silver from over metals when storing it.

Pearls
When Australian South Sea Pearls are cared for correctly, they remain absolutely radiant.  Fortunately, pearls do not need detergents, alcohol, or special cleaning solutions. They respond best to a soft cloth to remove excess oil and debris.
 
When wearing your pearls, be careful to avoid contact with cosmetics, sunscreens, perfumes and hairspray as they can sometimes contain harmful chemicals.  It is also best to avoid swimming, showering, sleeping, cleaning or participating in any rigorous activity whilst wearing your pearls.
 
When you finally store your pearls, avoid hanging them as this can stretch out the silk knots between each pearl and lead to strand breakage. It’s also important to store them in a soft cloth, velvet or in their original jewellery box to avoid scratches. If they are kept in their original case, they can also avoid direct sunlight, which can be damaging over a long period of time.