We generally recommend using a soft jewellery polishing cloth once a week to wipe the surface of your jewellery. This will help to prevent tarnishing of the metal but also to remove any dust, perfume or other particles that daily wear can attract. Brands such as Town Talk Polish co. offer excellent polishing cloths, specifically for jewellery and can help prevent the gradual dulling of your jewels. We would discourage using commercial liquid polish on your jewellery, as these can sometimes be too abrasive and, when used too liberally, can also remove any deliberate oxidisation detail.
Most diamond and precious gemstone jewellery (with the exception of opals and emeralds) can be cleaned in warm water, using a mild detergent such as washing up liquid. You can also use a soft toothbrush to reach underneath any claws or backs of pieces. Always dry your jewellery after cleaning with a soft cloth. Porous gemstones such as pearls, opals and emeralds should be cleaned using an untreated, dry, soft cloth. We do not recommend the use of any jewellery polishing cloths which have been impregnated with polishing agents for pieces with these gemstones in.
We would also recommend removing rings when washing your hands or moisturizing. Additionally, it is always advisable to avoid wearing jewellery when doing manual labour (such as gardening or home DIY), cleaning, doing exercise or playing sports. We suggest that your jewellery receives periodic professional maintenance. This would include checking all of the claws (in gemset pieces) and generally giving the piece a full service and clean.
You should store all jewellery in an enclosed space and separate from each other to prevent pieces scratching against each other. A jewellery pouch or inside a jewellery box will suffice.