Lifetime Jewelry Care

Just like your car, your house, and yourself – your precious jewelry needs to be cleaned and cared for on a regular basis. Just because diamonds are the world’s hardest substance, doesn’t mean they can’t be damaged.

Diamonds never ever lose their beauty and brilliance once they’re cut, but keeping it clean is the key to a sparkling stone. Also keep in mind that your jewelry was crafted by hand from precious materials from the earth, making it very valuable. But your jewelry is also priceless because of the special occasion or memory that it represents. Make sure you treat your jewelry like the valuable gift that it is.

Whether you plan eventually trade it in, craft it into something else, or pass it down to the next generation – it’s important to care for your jewelry so it can stay as beautiful as the day you received it.

And don’t forget, Bremer Jewelry will perform a professional cleaning and inspection on any piece of jewelry regardless of where or when you got it, absolutely free!

  • Don’t wear your jewelry during manual tasks, i.e. cleaning the house, working out at the gym, playing sports, etc. Removing your jewelry will save it from possible damage that could occur from chemicals, colliding with metal weights, or destructive contact with other objects.
  • Please don’t sleep in your jewelry. Especially necklaces. Chains are tough, but when sleeping can get caught up in shirts, sheets, and blankets. Most broken chains we repair are due to breaking in bed. Earring posts and backs can also get bent or damaged when worn to bed. It’s best to store them safely in a large jewelry box with soft fabric that’s not too crowded.
  • Put on your jewelry after getting ready for the day. Avoiding perfumes, lotions, and makeup with keep your jewelry much cleaner and therefore more brilliant for daily wear.
  • Think about your occupation. If you are a nurse putting gloves on and off all day, or a hairdresser that comes in contact with chemicals every hour, it’s best to either leave it at home or pick an engagement ring style that is favorable to your job.
  • Most jewelry can be shined up at home with warm water and an old toothbrush. It’s best to use this method on precious metals and diamond jewelry. Avoid cleaning pearls, opals, or any other jewelry that might include silk, adhesives, or unknown materials. If you aren’t sure, bring it to Bremer Jewelry. We will perform a professional cleaning and inspection on any piece of jewelry regardless of where it was purchased, absolutely free.
  • Do not enter swimming pools or hot tubs with your jewelry! Chlorinated water can very quickly react with certain metals and gemstones and cause discoloration and even structural damage. Plus, all the concrete can be harmful to the shank of your ring if holding on the railings or the side of the pool. Same goes for any trips to the spa! Some women even keep their jewelry off in the shower. Soap can cause a film to form, making it appear dull and dingy.
  • Have your jewelry inspected regularly. An ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound of cure. Plus, there’s no reason NOT to when Bremer Jewelry will perform a professional cleaning and inspection on any piece of jewelry regardless of where or when you got it, absolutely free.
  • What about our honeymoon? We understand. You just got married and you want to tell the world by showing off your new wedding bands. Make sure the bands fit exactly right and that they are insured before you leave. The last thing you want is to lose your wedding band while splashing around in the ocean or hiking in the mountains.