Your Precious Setting
The art of craftsmanship is one of the many reasons our clients choose us. The setting of a gemstone is
not only responsible for the design of your jewellery but also its safety and security.
If you wear your jewellery daily or regularly, it is essential that you examine it from time to time ensure
each of the precious stones your jewellery holds is secure. In each instance, this examination can be done
by simply gliding your finger along the top of your setting or claws. If you feel a sharp claw or perhaps
the movement of one of your gemstones, this could be a sign that you may require further care from a member
of our team. This sharpness or movement could signify that a stone is loose, cracked or damaged. For your own
peace of mind, we would always recommend you have your jewellery inspected by our showrooms every three years.
The other consideration for your precious metal is its lustre. This point is particularly relevant for white
gold which is plated or coated in a bright-white silvery material called rhodium. This plating can, over a
number of years, wear away, especially if it comes into contact with harsh chemicals or significant wear. In
most cases, the need to reapply this coating is only necessary with jewellery pieces such as engagement, wedding
or eternity rings as your hands often take considerably more wear day-to-day.