Caring for your Ethica jewellery

We take great care in making sure that every piece of our jewellery is as perfect as possible for you.

What we love, we look after. You’ve now received your Ethica Bespoke ring – it’s yours to keep forever. Taking care of precious metals, diamonds and gemstones is not that difficult. With a little tender loving care, you can go a long way to keeping your jewellery in excellent, sparkling condition and can be enjoyed for generations to come.

Our Tips

AVOID LOTIONS AND POTIONS

From beauty products to cleaning products, harsh chemicals can tarnish or even damage your Jewllery. We recommend removing your jewellery where possible when showering, cleaning or using swimming facilities.

REMOVE FOR STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES

Whether you’re heading on a mountain bike ride, doing a spot of gardening or using the gym – our advice is simple. Take off your ring! You will be glad that you do.

CLEAN REGULARLY

Fill a dish with hot soapy water – it is important to clean your jewellery away from the sink.  After a few minutes, use a soft tooth brush to clean it – Once done, simply pat dry and buff with a polish cloth.  For professional cleaning, see your local jeweller for ultrasonic steam cleaning.

CHECK THE SETTING

As strong as our rings may be, we recommend that you regularly check the setting to ensure your gemstones are held securely in place. Any movement and it’s time to get it fixed, before they fall out!

STORE IN YOUR ETHICA RING BOX

When you’re not wearing your ring, you should store it in your Ethica ring box, or in a padded jewellery box that is separate to your other jewellery. This will ensure  that it is kept safe and can’t be damaged by other jewellery items around.

CHECK YOUR INSURANCE TERMS

Regular house insurance policies usually offer cover on valuable items that must be added separately, so be sure to read your terms. Some require you to have expensive jewellery assessed by a jeweller periodically.

Stronger gemstones such as Diamonds, Sapphires and Rubies are durable and can be worn and cared for with ease. Although, softer gemstones such as Morganite, Emerald and Aquamarine require a little more care – they can be worn and enjoyed daily, with a little extra attention.

Diamond is the hardest mineral we know of, but just like your lab created diamond/s, and semi precious gemstones, they are not indestructible. They can be scratched, chipped or split by sharp edges. No one wants that, so take care when wearing and storing your diamond jewellery.
The lustre and patina of gold is gorgeous. It does not tarnish or fade over time. In its pure form however it is very soft and care should always be taken not to scratch or bash it.

We recommend that you wear rings of a similar karat (if it is gold) together, e.g. your wedding and engagement ring, as the higher the karat of gold you wear, the softer the metal and one may wear down the other over time.

Gold should be cleaned regularly in order to maintain its beauty. A soft, lint free cloth is a very effective way to keep gold jewellery looking beautiful. Gold does not like chlorine or bleach so be aware of this when in a swimming pool or hot tub.
Platinum develops a natural patina that many people prefer over the “just polished” look.  When this happens, you can send it to us or take it to your local jeweller to have it re-polished to restore the high shine.