CARING FOR YOUR JEWELRY

All items purchased from Giraux include a lifetime of cleaning and inspection services.

Giraux Fine Jewelry recommends you have your jewelry cleaned and serviced every 6 months to a year. If you notice a diamond or gemstone is loose, do not continue to wear it, and contact us to have it inspected.

If you have any questions please call us at (415) 863-8188 or email us at service@giraux.com.

Diamond Care

Dust and fingerprints can effect a diamonds sparkle. To keep your diamond clean we recommend using either commercial jewelry cleaner, or a bowl of warm water with a drop or two of dish soap. Then scrub the diamond and setting with a soft toothbrush, and be sure to gently clean the areas where dust can collect on the setting. Then rinse and pat the diamond and jewelry dry with a soft cloth. You can also use a polishing cloth to clean off any oils from your diamond in-between cleanings.

Protect your diamond from blows from hard objects, and avoid any rough or abrasive surfaces, such as the side of a swimming pool. A diamond can still crack, break or chip if hit with enough force.

When removing your Engagement Ring from your finger, do not grab the diamond to take it off. Instead place each finger around the band and pull the ring off from the base. This will help protect your setting from bending. Refrain from wearing your Engagement Ring during such tasks as exercising, dishes, gardening, weight-lifting, or other strenuous activities. Repetitive movements could damage your diamond and setting.

Gemstone Care

Color Gemstones are not as hard and durable as diamonds, and may require special care and cleaning. If you are ever unsure of a cleaning method, don’t use it.

Some gemstones like amethyst, emerald, kunzite, opal, pearl, peridot, tanzanite and tourmaline scratch easily, and extra care should be taken when wearing and storing them. Store your jewelry in separate compartments, or wrapped in a soft cloth. Gemstones can scratch each other, so avoid stacking jewelry that is prone to abrasion. Perfumes, cosmetics, ultrasonic cleaning and chemicals can also damage jewelry. Refrain from wearing your gemstone jewelry during such tasks as exercising, dishes, gardening, weight-lifting, or other strenuous activities. Repetitive movements could damage your gemstones and jewelry.

Jewelry Care

Most fine jewelry can be cleaned with commercial jewelry cleaner, an ultrasonic cleaner, or warm water and soap. Do not use these methods when cleaning emerald, peridot, pearls or silver jewelry. If you’re unsure about a product, it is safer to not use it.

To protect your jewelry, don't let pieces pile up in a jewelry box. Diamonds and gemstones can scratch other pieces of jewelry. Wrap each piece separately in a soft cloth, or tissue paper. Invest in a jewelry box with lined compartments to keep your jewelry safe.

Don't leave jewelry on the rim of a sink where it could fall in the drain. Refrain from wearing your fine jewelry during such tasks as exercising, dishes, gardening, weight-lifting, or other strenuous activities. Repetitive movements could damage your jewelry.

Do not expose your jewelry to harsh household chemicals. Apply any hair products, lotions, perfume, and cosmetics before you put on your jewelry.