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Caring for Your Jewellery Collection

Since 1869, Prestons have offered exceptional service presenting our customers with an array of exquisite jewellery. Today, our four showrooms all offer incomparable levels of service which includes advice on how best care for your jewellery.

Precious Metals

Here, our dedicated teams explore the best advice for caring for your silver, gold and platinum jewellery.

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Diamonds

Here, our dedicated teams explore the best advice for caring for your diamond jewellery or your diamond engagement ring.

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Coloured Gemstones

Here, our dedicated teams explore the best advice for caring for your precious or coloured gemstones.

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Pearls

Here, our dedicated teams explore the best advice for caring for your pearls, a particularly delicate piece of jewellery.

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Precious Metals

It is important that at night you try and remove most of your jewellery, whether it is silver, gold or platinum. Our team would also suggest, where possible, that you try to avoid from applying lotions, creams or perfume directly onto your jewellery.

If you wear your jewellery daily or on a regular basis we would suggest you examine it regularly to ensure all settings, such as claws or clasps, are secure. If your jewellery is 9ct, 18ct, 22ct white gold, you may also wish to consider having your jewellery re-rhodium plated. This plating is a silver-white metallic element that is used to coat white gold, giving it a bright white reflective appearance. Our team would suggest this should be done every few years but, of course, is subject to wear.

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Diamonds

If you would like to clean your diamond jewellery, perhaps your engagement ring, we advise using a soft brush and a small amount of washing up liquid. Our team would also recommend that you rinse, or clean, your cherished jewellery pieces over a bowl or tray in case there are any diamonds or settings that are loose. As mentioned throughout the previous section, it is also important to check the claws for the safety and security of the diamonds you are caring for. Our showrooms would suggest that you have your claws re-tipped, approximately, every eight to ten years.

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Coloured Gemstones

If your jewellery collection includes precious and semi-precious stones, often referred to as coloured gemstones, it is important to be careful when caring from them. These particular gemstones can be extremely sensitive due to their delicate nature and for many, such as emerald or tanzanite, are easily abraded as many jewellery cleaning solutions are too harsh. If you would like your gemstone jewellery cleaned, our team would suggest you visit your local Prestons showroom where we will be able clean, and check, your cherished jewellery items.

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Pearls

If worn often, pearls should be cleaned and restrung professionally every three to five years. If you would like your pearls cleaned, we would suggest you visit one of our showrooms due to the delicate nature of these stone. The team will also be able to advise you you any other care requirements for your pearls, whilst you are in store.

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Our showrooms in Wilmslow, Leeds and Guildford offer an exceptional selection of hand-chosen fine diamond and coloured gemstone jewellery, alongside an array of jewellery services, from bespoke design through to repair and engraving. Each member of our dedicated sales team would be delighted to welcome you, and your loved ones, to explore our jewellery collections further.

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