BE KIND TO YOUR SPARKLES

Jewellery is delicate and unfortunately not indestructible so it’s important to take great care with it. If something looks delicate; it is! Think about jewellery like a car: you service it at regular intervals, clean it, and when you scratch the paintwork or chip the window you ask a specialist to do the work and don’t ask the manufacturer to pay for the repair.

A light, expert hand is needed to make repairs. So even if you think you’re pretty handy, repairs to jewellery really are best performed by a professional.

​To help protect the durability and high-quality of your jewellery, remove your jewellery when you shower and bathe

Take your jewellery off if you’re involved in any activity which could knock or damage it

Take it off when you go to bed

Keep it well away from chemicals, especially chlorine. If it does come into contact with chemicals, rinse it in water immediately

Apply any lotions or perfumes before you put your jewellery on. These can particularly damage stones like pearls or opals and contributes to plating wearing off more rapidly

Keep your jewellery away from extreme temperatures, humidity or sunlight.

Store it separately, ideally in a soft-lined box or case, so that your favourite pieces don’t tangle, rub or scratch one another.

“Love your jewellery and your jewellery will love you back.”
Bolder & Co. x

 

M.O.T YOUR SHINY THINGS

The best news of all is that your jewellery will very rarely be beyond repair or restoration. Here’s a quick checklist of some of the things to look out for:

Worn, damaged or missing claws on settings risk losing stones

Stones loose in their setting

Loose catches and clasps or rough links on chains or bracelets

Any fractures in metals

Pearls that are loose on their thread or where the thread is frayed

Too much movement in jointed hinges

The plating wearing off white gold

A dive watch needs to be pressure tested annually

Finally, if a ring is too tight or too lose it can generally be re-sized to fit.

 

THE NITTY GRITTY

Of course, prevention is always better than cure, so try to get your jewellery cleaned and checked annually and consider adding safety clasps to bracelets and necklaces that don’t already have them.

Natural gemstones can be vulnerable to absorbing dirt and to chipping. Settings may also become loose over-time so be vigilant.

All plating and polishing fades due to wear and when you choose to re-plate or re-polish is personal discretion. If you are not happy with a service offered by Bolder & Co. you must notify us within 7 days in writing of collection of the item/items and we will have the item/items inspected by the workshop and rectify the problem where possible. Anything arising after this 7 day period we have no liability to pay any money to you by way of compensation. Settings will loosen, stones will get damaged and Bolder & Co. is not liable for any indirect or consequential loss, damage or expenses (including loss of profits, business or goodwill) sustained after the item/items have left the Bolder & Co. premises.

 

​Different Jewellery Metals

9ct Yellow Gold, 9ct White Gold, 9ct Rose Gold

18ct Yellow Gold, 18ct White Gold, 18ct Rose Gold

Platinum

Palladium

Silver 925