Care Guide

Congratulations on your latest purchase!  Below are our recommendations to complement your ‘Care Guide Card’ to best preserve and enjoy your new treasure/s.

The Lannah Dunn Jewellery Care Guide includes essential jewellery care basics, featuring expert tips on wearing, cleaning and storing your treasures wisely.

Follow these general rules to help keep your LD pieces sparkling and in their best condition.

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Wear it Wisely

THE BASICS - JEWELLERY IS ORNAMENTAL

  • Your jewellery should be the last item on and the first item off when dressing
  • Do not apply lotions or perfumes over jewellery
  • Avoid contact with water and chemicals
  • Remove pieces before washing your hands, showering, swimming, exercising, gardening, cleaning and partaking in any other manual activities.
  • Jewellery is not designed to sleep in.

    OUR IN-HOUSE EXPERT SAYS

    “Gemstones can be affected by perfumes, moisturisers and chemicals and must be cared for in accordance with the needs of the particular stone you are wearing. For example, pearls, coral and turquoise are extremely delicate and must not come into contact with any water or chemicals.”

    Keep It Clean

    Chemicals, water and dirt build-up can often leave jewellery looking worse for wear and impact longevity. A simple wipe or polish before putting pieces away can go a long way in preserving their condition, but sometimes a deeper clean is what’s needed to restore their original sparkle.

    THE BASICS

        • Use a soft polishing cloth on gold jewellery and gently wipe over after wear to maintain shine
        • Silver pieces require a silver polishing cloth
        • Porous gemstones such as turquoise, coral, emerald and pearls should be cleaned with a soft dry cloth only
        • We recommend purchasing our 'Town Talk' sparkle kits in-store which are specially designed to keep your gold and silver pieces sparkling in between Lannah Dunn workshop visits

        OUR IN-HOUSE EXPERT SAYS

        "Like other precious items, fine jewellery requires personal and professional maintenance to ensure longevity. Lifestyle products such as moisturisers and perfumes as well as 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."

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        "Jewellery should be inspected and cleaned at home on a regular basis. We recommend making an appointment with our specialist workshop as soon as something is of concern or for a clean, polish and settings check on an annual basis (as a minimum) to maintain its original beauty."
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        "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 and every two - three years for occasional wear."

        Storage Matters 

        The way you choose to store your jewellery can have a remarkable impact on its condition over time. Follow these simple steps to ensure your pieces stay looking their best, even when they're out of sight and stored away.

        THE BASICS

        • Keep jewellery in its original box, a soft pouch or other fabric-lined container for protection
        • Store pieces separately to avoid tangling, rubbing and scratching
        • Avoid storing jewellery in places with high humidity or direct sunlight
        • Ensure gemstones are kept away from hard surfaces to prevent chipping or shattering

          OUR IN-HOUSE EXPERT SAYS

          "Jewellery should be placed in its original box or packaging when not being worn or when travelling, and any fine chains should be secured (to avoid tangling)."  

          Professional Maintenance

          The Lannah Dunn Workshop offers specialist restoration and servicing of our antique, vintage and moderne pieces as well as custom makes. In providing the utmost care for your LD investments, we recommend booking your pieces in for maintenance every 12 months (at a minimum).

          OUR IN-HOUSE EXPERT SAYS

          "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 with our specialist workshop can help limit potential further damage."
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          "Additionally, white gold jewellery requires rhodium plating at least every 12-18 months to retain the original, bright white look.  The Lannah Dunn Workshop offers a full rhodium plating service with price available upon request."