Jewellery Cleaning Tips To Bring Your Favourite Pieces Back To Life

October 10, 2023

Jewellery isn’t just an accessory; it’s a statement of style and sentiment, often with wonderful memories of the person who brought it into our lives. However, over time, even the finest pieces can lose their sparkle. At Michael Spencer Jewellers, we understand better than most the importance of preserving the beauty and integrity of your cherished pieces. 

As experts in jewellery cleaning and restoration in Sheffield, we’re sharing how to take care of your jewellery so that it brings you joy for years to come.  

1. Regular Cleaning: The First Step to Sparkle

Regular jewellery cleaning is the key to maintaining their lustre. A gentle bath in warm, soapy water followed by a soft brush can do wonders for gold or platinum pieces. Silver pieces, however, may require special silver polish to combat tarnish. Remember, delicate gems like opals or pearls need extra care – use a damp cloth instead of submerging them in water.

2. Professional Polishing: Restoring Brilliance

Over time, metals like gold and silver can develop scratches or lose their shine. A professional polish, whether at home or from a reputed jewellery restorer, can remove these superficial marks, bringing back their original gleam. Our skilled artisans at Michael Spencer Jewellers use specialised techniques and equipment for jewellery cleaning and polishing, ensuring great results without harming the metal or stones.

3. Claw Tightening: Securing Your Precious Stones

Loose claws are a common issue in rings and other gem-set jewellery. This not only makes your jewellery look worn and uncared for but also increases the risk of losing your stones. Regularly check your claws for signs of wear or movement, and if you spot any deterioration, visit your local jeweller for inspection and tightening.

4. Replating: Reviving Faded Metals

White gold and plated jewellery are incredibly popular, balancing the beauty of precious metals with the durability of harder metals. However, over time, items can lose their plating, revealing a different colour beneath. Replating is an effective way to restore the original colour and shine and can be done at reputable jewellers throughout the country. For jewellery replating in Sheffield, speak to the team at Michael Spencer Jewellers.

5. Full Restoration: For Vintage and Heirloom Pieces

Heirloom and antique pieces often require more than just cleaning or polishing. Full restoration may involve repairing broken parts, replacing lost stones, or recreating missing elements. Our jewellery restorers are adept at restoring old pieces to their former glory, respecting their historical integrity while making them wearable again to be enjoyed by future generations.

Your jewellery deserves the best care, whether it’s a family heirloom or a new addition. At Michael Spencer Jewellers, we offer a range of services from professional jewellery cleaning to full restoration, ensuring your favourite pieces continue to shine for years to come.

Get in touch today to talk to our jewellery cleaning specialists.

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