Happily ever aftercare
A little TLC
Looking for the best ways to keep your precious Loupe gemstone in perfect
You’re in the right place. No stone should be left unturned when it comes to
gemstone aftercare, so follow these tips for your happily ever aftercare.
Precious by name, precious by nature
Gemstones aren’t as hard as diamonds, so extra care is needed when wearing them as rings to avoid knocks, bangs and scratches.
Your gemstone jewellery pieces also need care and attention when you’re not wearing them. Make sure they are stored carefully (they don’t like to be touching) and away from direct sunlight.
We’ve included some tailored tips for each gemstone below.
Creating a stunning galaxy of captivating colours, opals need a little extra attention because of their softness and sensitivity to sudden changes in temperature. Store opals away from extreme heat or cold and, if being stored for a prolonged period of time wrap them in a soft, moist cotton pad or wool for moisture.
To clean your opal jewellery, use your complimentary microfibre cloth. This will help remove any skin oils and dust that could leave a film on the surface.Shop Now
Once described as ‘dewdrops from heaven’, pearls also require a little extra care. After wearing your pearl jewellery, use a slightly damp cloth to gently clean the pearls, then dry off with your complimentary microfibre cloth. Cleaning products should be avoided – and so should saltwater, chlorine, and any other chemicals.Shop Now
With colour as rich as its African origins, tanzanite isn’t as tough as other gemstones so extra care needs to be taken when wearing tanzanite jewellery to protect from knocks.
As ever, you can use warm, soapy water to clean tanzanite, and you can also use your microfibre cloth between cleaning for an everyday polish.Shop Now
The golden rules of gemstone care
Take off your gemstones...
- When showering or soaking - particularly with chlorine as this can really damage them.
- When applying perfume, hair products or hand sanitiser. Or just put your gemstone jewellery on last.
- When sleeping, cooking, or cleaning – and if any chemicals come into contact, just rinse them off.
Leave no stone unturned
Aftercare isn’t just an afterthought at Loupe. You are always welcome to bring your jewellery in to us for a little TLC.
Drop in for a complimentary deep clean, polish and inspection any time at one of our Loupe boutiques – we recommend a monthly ‘glow up’ to keep your piece looking beautiful. Plus, it’s the perfect excuse for a glass of fizz or relaxing coffee.
For white gold jewellery, we also offer a complimentary rhodium plating service. Because white gold is finished with a rhodium plating to give a lustrous, bright white finish, it can break down over time and may need replating.View Our Boutiques