You’ve received a beautiful gift from Royal de Versailles Jewellers this holiday season, and now you might be wondering how to best care for your new watch or pieces of jewellery.
Here are some simple tips to keep your diamonds sparkling and your watches wrist-ready for years to come.
WEARING YOUR JEWELLERY
While wearing your new pieces of jewellery, avoid applying lotions, perfumes, or anything else that may contain harsh chemicals. A general rule of thumb to follow is to put your jewellery on last and take it off first.
STORING YOUR JEWELLERY
How we store our jewellery when we’re not wearing it is as important as what we do when we’re showing it off. Make sure to keep your items in a jewellery box (or the box they came with). If you plan to keep your jewellery out of their boxes, ensure that the surface is gentle, and allow your necklaces to lay flat. This will maintain the shape of your jewellery.
Store your jewellery away from sunlight, perfumes and harsh chemicals. For precious stones, you will want to ensure that they are also kept away from water.
Keep your jewellery sparkling by using a soft cloth and gently wiping it down. To clean your diamond jewellery, you may also use a gentle solution, or mild dish soap and water. For the very best results, please feel welcome to bring in your RdeV jewellery for a steam clean in our workshop.
We can all be a little rough on our jewellery. For jewellery that you wear every day, it is recommended that you bring the pieces in for a check-up every so often to ensure that all prongs are still tight and the stones are sitting as they should.
STORING YOUR WATCH
It’s easy to remove your watch and place it on the surface nearest to you, but this can leave your watch vulnerable to unwanted scratches and tarnishing. We recommend that when you’re not wearing your watch, you store it in its box on the soft pillow with the crown facing up, which will keep it enclosed and protected from dust.
Store your watch at room temperature. Metals can be sensitive to extreme temperatures and to humidity, so make sure that your watch is being kept somewhere comfortable and dry.
WINDING AND BATTERY CARE
Keep your watch in excellent working order by taking care to wind it periodically. This keeps the watch active and keeps you on time.
Ensure that your batteries are kept up to date. Batteries don’t last forever - keeping old batteries in your watch can lead to damage internally.
Keep your watches clean by gently polishing with a soft dry cloth.
Now that you know how to care for your new items, you’re ready to wear them with ease and enjoy them to their fullest. We are always here to assist you and answer any questions you might have.
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Royal de Versailles Jewellers
101 Bloor Street West,
Toronto, ON, M5S 2Z7