Dórnor Fine Jewelry has high standards in design, materials, and craftsmanship. You may help preserve and protect your jewelry for years to come by following a few simple procedures.
Care and respect your jewelry and turn it to a
cherished family heirloom
Over time, fine jewelry may develop into a cherished family heirloom if treated with respect. Dust, pollution, and daily usage all work to dull the luster of gemstones. The sheen on gold, platinum, and silver jewelry can become dull over time. A stone or an entire item of jewelry may be lost due to rusted or damaged prongs and clasps.
As mentioned before, there are some general guidelines you should follow for all your jewelry. But there are also a few extra steps you need to take for certain gemstones, as we will explore now.
While precious jewelry is meant to be enjoyed and worn, care should still be taken number one avoid any rough contact (i.e: banging it against a hard surface) which could potentially damage or chip the piece. This goes for all types of jewelry including bracelets, rings, necklaces, etc. Furthermore, although diamonds are harder than most stones, they're still susceptible to chipping if hit with enough force or at just the right angle.
You can usually clean gold jewelry with a non-abrasive cleaner, but have it serviced by a professional every few years. Examine it regularly to check that settings are tight and clasps and joinings are secure. Don't expose gold jewelry to household bleach as this will make the gold discolor and maybe even disintegrate.
It's also important how you store your jewelry when you're not wearing it. When you buy Dórnor jewelry, it'll come wrapped in a protective box, case, or tarnish-resistant pouch - so use one of these to keep it safe between wearings.
In addition, many other gemstones such as amethyst, emerald kunzite, opal, pearl, and tourmaline are not only delicate but also easily abraded. Last but not least enamel can also scratch or chip when struck. As you can see there are various ways in which jewelry can sustain damage both internally (to the stone) and externally (scratches on metal surfaces). Therefore it's best practice to take off your jewels before doing any strenuous activities OR simply keep them stored safely away until you're ready to wear them again. Substances in the environment, such as extreme temperatures, fragrances, cosmetics, ultrasonic cleaning, and common pollutants can all harm jewelry.
Jewelry from dórnor
Dórnor only works with sterling silver, which is lustrous and beautiful. Though it's a precious metal, requiring from time to time services like cleaning, if you take care of it properly, your silver will last for many years.
The First Rule
Of Silver Care
Sterling silver tarnishes when exposed to salt air and substances containing sulfur, such as rubber bands and some papers. Regularly used silver, on the other hand, requires less care, so Dórnor strongly encourages you to wear your sterling silver every day.
Gently rub some Dórnor silver jewelry cleaner on a soft cloth several times, then rinse the silver thoroughly in warm water and carefully dry. This willthe remove tarnish and keep your sterling silver like new. Avoid chlorine and bleach as they accelerate tarnishing.
An oxidized finish is a method used to blacken the crevices of silver objects, which makes the decorative details more prominent. Keep in mind that this finish can be taken away through heavy cleaning and polishing.
Cover your cleaned silver in one of our Dórnor flannel bags to prevent any tarnish buildup. These bags are made of a Pacific cloth that offers excellent protection against abrasion and potential discoloration.
Take care of
Pearls should be cleaned and restrung professionally once a year if worn frequently. Wipe pearls with a damp cloth between cleanings. Wipe pearls with a damp cloth between cleanings. Pearls should be cleaned and restrung professionally once a year if worn frequently.
Diamond or Moissanite
To clean diamonds, use a mild solution of six parts water to one part ammonia and apply with a soft bristle brush.
Cleaning your Dórnor jewelry on a regular basis is essential. We recommend that you bring your Dórnor jewelry to us for expert care at least once a year. Our staff is well-versed in all aspects of jewelry maintenance, including cleaning gemstones, restringing pearls, and repairing clasps and earring backs.
Dórnor provides gold and sterling silver polishing. Please contact our Dórnor store or call us at 0045 91 94 35 02 if you want your silver to be polished.