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Cleaning your gemstones

Gemstones are a spectacular display of colours and shapes and always deserve to look their best. You can keep their eye catching sparkle with regular cleaning. Some gemstones are more delicate than others and do therefore need a little special care. We recommend Connoisseurs Quick Jewellery Cleanser, or Connoisseurs Delicate Jewellery Cleaner for those semi-precious stones like pearls...

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Jewellery cleaning myth

It is a common myth that toothpaste is a good way to clean your jewellery. Toothpaste is abrasive and has a hardness of around 3/4 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness. Metals such as gold and silver are softer than this so toothpaste can actually scratch or damage your gold and silver jewellery. Also the chemicals in the flavour oils used in toothpaste are corrosive to metal. Some gemstones...

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Cleaning your wedding jewellery

Ideally you should clean your engagement and wedding rings once a month or every six weeks and always before any special occasions like weddings, anniversaries or parties because why wouldn’t you want that extra sparkle. You won’t realise just how dirty your rings are until you see them after a cleaning. Here are the top five reasons why you should clean your rings regularly: ...

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Caring for your watch

Watches are they perfect way to complete any look. Whether it is your ‘everyday’ purely for function watch or a way for you to accessories you may overlook how much debris and dirt your watch can accumulate. Dirt can hide in between the links, around the casing, anywhere. You can quickly and easily rejuvenate your watch by wiping down the band and case with a soft/microfibre cloth,...

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