Jewelry Care

Just like you, your beautiful jewelry does need to be looked after. Alex Monroe compiled a list of hints and tips for you on how to care for your jewelry, so it will look as lovely as the day you received it. 

  • Skin and hair products can react with jewellery causing it to tarnish, discolor and possibly corrode. We strongly advise applying any cosmetics and scents before you put on your jewelry.
  • Remove any jewelry before engaging in any form of physical exercise. Be it at the gym, gardening or cleaning, as this will ensure our delicate jewelry is not accidentally damaged. Perspiration can also contribute to the tarnishing of your jewelry.
  • Chemicals found in swimming pools and natural springs will cause extreme tarnishing. Water will also contribute to tarnishing of your jewelry. Therefore always remove your jewelry before entering a pool, shower, spring or the sea.
  • We recommend storing your jewelry in a zip lock bag as exposure to the air and environment can cause your jewelery to tarnish over time. Zip lock bags are a cheap way to keep your jewelery looking newer for longer. Acid free tissue is also an excellent way to store your jewelry.
  • Store your jewelry separately, so that they don’t tangle or rub and scratch against each other. We do not recommend sleeping in your jewelry.
  • Do not store jewelry next to heating vents, windowsills or in the bathroom. Damp and hot condition will cause the jewelry to tarnish badly.
  • Use a specialized jewelry polishing cloth to gently buff your silver and gold-plated pieces to restore their shine. Avoid over-polishing, as this can wear down the plating over time.
  • Alternatively, we recommend using a silver dip solution to brighten up your silver pieces. Always ensure you clean your item after silver dipping, with warm soapy water and a soft toothbrush.
  • For gold plated items, you can also use warm soapy water and a soft toothbrush to remove any dirt, however, it will not bring back any shine of the original plating. We would recommend a re-plating of your item if you want to give it its sparkle back. Alex Monroe provides a full repairs and reconditioning service to all jewelry sold under its brand.
  • Take extra care when cleaning jewelry with gemstones and pearls and if unsure, do ask your local jeweller or contact us for further assistance.