Peter Norman - Jewelry Care Guide

The Jewelry Care Guide

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Now that you have handcrafted custom jewelry, how do you look after it? You want your engagement and wedding rings to glisten as much as the day you received them, so knowing how to care for your milestone jewelry is vital. This is the jewelry you will wear every day, so it will get regular wear and tear. We want your diamonds to dazzle and your metals to shine bright, so here are our tips on how to care for your handcrafted jewelry.

Take Them Off For Odd Jobs

Peter Norman - Jewelry Care Guide
We love cooking romantic meals and getting messy in the garden, but these kinds activities can damage your delicate jewelry. In these cases, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Take off your jewelry to keep it pristine. Even household cleaning products can dull your pieces. Additionally, activities such as going to the gym, swimming, or bathing can affect your jewelry or erode precious metals, so we do not recommend wearing them during those times. Your keepsakes deserve to shine bright every day.

Be Wary Of Beauty Products

Peter Norman - Jewelry Care Guide
Jewelry should be the last thing you put on when getting ready. That way, it’s not in contact with products such as perfumes, moisturizers, or makeup. This can damage not only the metal but also certain stones.

Create A Cleaning Regime

Your jewelry needs to be cleaned delicately and carefully. If you can’t make it into Peter Norman, you can clean your diamond handcrafted pieces at home quickly and easily with soap and a toothbrush. Certain stones, such as emeralds, opals, and pearls, are extremely delicate and require extra care. We would be happy to assist you in the care and maintenance of such pieces.

Store It Carefully

Peter Norman - Jewelry Care Guide
After the cleaning process, you should store your pieces in a safe place. Store your rings and other fine jewelry individually to prevent scratches, tarnishing, and tangling. An ideal place would have low humidity.

Know When To See An Expert

It’s time to see our GIA-certified experts when:
  • There is hard-to-reach build-up
  • Your gemstones feel loose
  • There are deep scratches in the metal
  • You have broken prongs or other parts of your jewelry
At Peter Norman Jewelers, we are always happy to assist you in the cleaning, care, and maintenance of your fine jewelry.

By Peter Norman

Peter Norman is one of Los Angeles’ most celebrated wedding jewelers, with his custom-made engagement rings and wedding bands taking center place in hundreds of weddings over the last 20 years. Each engagement ring is custom designed, built to order, and can suit any budget: from the simply elegant 1-carat solitaires to the exquisite pieces fit for (and sometimes purchased by) royalty.


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