Each piece in our range of Australian Designer Gemstone & Crystal jewellery is truly precious. Our extensive collection showcases the unique timeless excellence of ancient crystals & spectacular gemstones. Our jewellery is crafted from the finest quality hypoallergenic precious metals of 24 karat Gold & 925 Sterling Silver.
All jewellery must be considered delicate, as all gemstones & metals can be damaged, they require appropriate care & use. Stones are often unique & can be very difficult to replace if they are lost or damaged. Be gentle with your gemstones, remember they are a precious treasure & often irreplaceable, tis best to treat them as such.
Both 925 Sterling Silver & 24kt Gold Electroplated Jewellery require proper care to achieve jewellery longevity. Gold electroplating is particularly susceptible to erosion. Maximise all jewellery longevity by following the care instructions below.
Dust, pollution or daily wear all affect the brilliance of Stones & dull the surface of precious metals. We recommend cleaning jewellery with jewellery polishing cloths or in ionic cleaners. Do not subject jewellery to ultrasonic or oscillating cleaners as this may result in stone damage or loose stones.
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Jewellery is not to remain wet or be continually immersed in water. Remove when showering, bathing or swimming. Do not expose jewellery to chemicals of any type including oils, household cleaning products, perfumes, soaps, cosmetics & lotions. Do not wear jewellery when participating in any activity that may cause damage i.e exercising, gardening etc. Do not snag, drop, crush, scratch or knock/bump jewellery. We recommend not stacking pieces both in use & in storage. Gold electroplating is particularly susceptible to wear & contact damage.
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Most importantly, DO enJOY your beautiful jewellery. After each wear, always clean/polish your jewellery with a specialised jewellery polishing cloth or an appropriate soft cloth. This removes any sweat/acids transferred from skin. If you don’t have a polishing cloth a microfiber cloth will suffice.
Some gemstones require special care, this is a short non exhaustive list there are many more.
Opals – Do not expose any type of Opals to any chemicals. Doublets & triplets should absolutely not be exposed to water. Hydrophane Opals can change colour when exposed to water, the potential colour change is unpredictable & sometimes permanent.
Amber & Pearls – Due to their softness & composition both Amber & Pearls can easily be damaged. Never allow contact with perfumes or creams. Avoid any scratching / abrasive action, store in a way that ensures no contact with other items. ALWAYS wipe clean after each wear.
Turquoise – It is estimated that currently 98% of Turquoise fashioned into jewellery has been stabilised. This process has become a standard & accepted practice in industry. Upon exposure to air Turquoise starts to oxidize this causes a colour change process that can result in a vivid blue gem becoming green over time. The stabilisation process halts the oxidization process & preserves the gems original colour. The stabilisation process also makes Turquoise less fussy to clean & care for. Even so, it is still best to never allow contact with perfumes or creams. Avoid any scratching / abrasive action, store in a way that ensures no contact with other items. ALWAYS wipe clean after each wear.
Malachite - This stone is highly susceptible to erosion when exposed to water.
*For further information on care & cleaning of specific Crystal, Mineral, Rock, Fossil, Tektite & Meteorite jewellery Contact us or see us in store.
* the term "Stone or Stones" refers to gemstones, crystals, minerals, rocks, fossils, tektites or meteorites.
* the term "Crystal Jewellery or jewellery" refers to jewellery made of gemstones, crystals, minerals, rocks, fossils, metals, tektites or meteorites.