The Do's & Don'ts of Jewelry Care

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers For the Care and Keeping of Your Jewelry

What do I do if I can't get my ring off my finger?

You can come in and we will cut it off for you. If you are having trouble removing the ring due to an injury causing pain and swelling, it is advisable to go to the emergency room to have them remove it and treat the injury.

How should I clean my jewelry?

Different metals and gemstones require different solutions and methods of cleaning. Gold, Platinum, and Silver can be put in our "ultra-sonic" and be steamed, but only some gemstones, like diamonds and sapphires, can be safely cleaned by this method. Some gemstones will lose color if subjected to the heat of the "ultra-sonic" or steamer, others may fracture. Porous stones can deteriorate, or become discolored and dull, if put in the wrong solution or temperature. We also sell jewelry cleaner for at home use that is safe for most jewelry. When in doubt we are here to educate and keep your jewelry sparkling.

What do I do if my stone is loose, or worse, falls out?

Bring it in and we can tighten it for you. We will let you know why it became loose or fell out, and advise if a repair is needed to keep it from becoming loose again. It may need its prongs re-tipped or a channel wall rebuilt. Sometimes a mounting is worn out and may need to be replaced.

Can I wear my rings all of the time?

We do not advise wearing your jewelry when working out, lifting weights, or doing activities with your hands such as gardening or laying bricks. Jewelry can be broken and stones can be lost when performing these types of activities.

How often should I bring my jewelry in to be cleaned or inspected?

Every 6 months is a good frequency, unless you think that stones are loose or damaged. If that is the case, just come in and we will put your mind at ease.

Can you repair my jewelry right away?

Yes, however, there is a rush fee if you need it within the hour. The normal turnaround time is 24-48 hours and that is with no fee associated.