General jewellery care advice:
Like other precious items, fine jewellery requires maintenance to ensure longevity. Lifestyle products (moisturisers, perfumes), environmental matter (dirt, dust, oils) and day-to-day wear can diminish the inherent radiance of precious metals and gemstones and the integrity of settings.
The wear, tear and stress placed on fine jewellery necessitate a periodic check of its condition. For example, the claws of a setting that secure a precious gemstone can loosen or break off; or the shank of a ring can wear too thin after many years of enjoyment. These aren’t manufacturing faults but rather the expected result from wear and tear (akin to replacing worn tyres on a car - only more glamorous!) These subtle signs might only be detected under the careful inspection from a qualified jewellery repair specialist, but it is always better to be safe than sorry. A settings check can help limit potential further damage.
Additionally, white gold jewellery requires rhodium plating at least every 12-18 months to retain a bright white look. Lannah Dunn offers a full rhodium plating service with price available upon request.
For pearl & semi-precious necklaces and bracelets, restringing is necessary not just to revamp the look of your strands, but to preserve the quality and beauty of your stones/ pearls for years to come. Once a year is recommended for regular wear, 2-3 years for occasional wear.