If you handle your jewellery carefully, and clean it regularly, you will be able to derive more lasting pleasure from it. It is therefore important to protect your jewellery against impact, prevent it from coming into contact with rough surfaces of any kind as well as chemicals like perfumes, creams or lotions. To protect it from potential damage, you should remove your jewellery before exercising, showering, performing household chores or working in the garden.
The best place to store your jewellery is in its original Gübelin Jewellery case, or alternatively, we recommend a jewellery case with individual compartments. Scratches can be avoided if you wrap each piece in a soft cloth.
Precious stones have an exceptional beauty, rarity and longevity. But hard as they are, they still require particular attention and care. Keep your gemstones safe from knocks and impacts of any kind, this is especially important for emeralds, which are much more delicate than most other gemstones. With the exception of emeralds, precious stones can be cleaned from time to time in tepid, soapy (pH-neutral) water. Dirt can be carefully removed with a very soft toothbrush. After cleaning, rinse the gemstone well under running water, and dry it gently with a soft cloth.
Diamonds should be cleaned once a month. Carefully place your diamond jewellery in tepid water with a mild, pH-neutral soap and clean with a soft toothbrush. Then rinse your diamonds under running water and dry them with a soft cloth. To maintain their shine, you should polish your diamond jewellery regularly with a soft cloth. We recommend our Gübelin care cloth for this purpose.
The relatively soft, shimmering surface of a pearl calls for especially attentive care. Keep your pearls separate from your other jewellery, to avoid possible damage. Pearls are best kept in a soft cloth. You can protect your pearls and maintain their lustre longer by following these simple guidelines. Cosmetics, perfumes, hair sprays and deodorants are corrosive to pearls and detract from their shine and beauty. So you should always put on your pearls after you have finished doing the rest of your hair and makeup, and later make sure that they are always the first thing you remove. After they have been worn, clean your pearls with a soft cloth to remove any traces of cosmetics or perspiration. We also recommend that you clean your pearls occasionally in-between times, with a soft, dampened cloth. Pearls need a certain degree of moisture to prevent them from drying out and becoming brittle. This should be borne in mind when keeping pearls in a safe. You should have your pearls expertly cleaned by a specialist once a year, at which point the silk thread and clasps of bracelets and necklaces should also be checked. The pearls can be rethreaded and re-secured, if necessary.
gold & platinum
Gold and platinum are soft metals and can be easily scratched. To help avoid this, store each piece of jewellery separately. Most gold and platinum jewellery can be cleaned at home with mildly soapy water and a toothbrush. However, you should have your jewellery looked after and polished by an expert from time to time.
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In our time-honoured establishment, customer service means much more than advising customers within the boutique. We can take care of any concern you may have relating to your piece of jewellery. This includes regular check-ups as well as the professional cleaning of your precious pieces. Furthermore, our expert staff is highly trained in the art of revision, repairs and even the modification of jewels. If you have special design ideas, a precious gemstone you would like to include in a bespoke jewel or would like to discuss custom one-off creations, our most experienced goldsmiths and gem setters are looking forward to assist you with their expertise. Concerning storage, please consider our "Gübelin jewellery hotel" where your precious jewels are held securely and safely during your vacations.
For any questions concerning jewellery, our boutique staff and global customer service is at your disposal. They are looking forward to your inquiries and stimulating discussions about the wonderful world of haute joaillerie.