Your insurance on any one of our products is determined by an appraisal - a document stating the worth of the item in today’s market (which fluctuates depending on the given price of gold/gemstones). Moreover, it can also be certified anywhere by a GIA Certified Gemologist. If your jewellery items were lost or stolen, an insurance claim can be made, and the replacement value would be based on the appraisal. That is why it is so important to have your jewellery appraisals updated every three to five years. Check out the appraisals section of our website to learn more about the appraisals that we offer.
One of the most important aspects of maintaining the beauty of a piece of jewellery over its lifetime is the amount of care put into its preservation.
- Avoid wearing your jewellery while performing any strenuous work - including exercising, gardening, working on your home or any other heavy labour.
- Avoid wearing your jewellery while sleeping.
- Remove your jewellery before entering a swimming pool or hot tub with chlorine.
- Remove your jewellery before applying cosmetics, hairspray and other hair products, perfume, hand lotions + sanitizer.
To ensure the longevity of your jewels, when it's not being worn, it's best to store your jewellery in a jewellery box or an enclosed area where there are no other metals, as this could scratch your item or wear down the metal and its prongs.
Please bring your fine jewellery in to our repair department at our Fergus shop, for periodic maintenance which includes a thorough checking and cleaning.
Additionally, we sell jewellery cleaning products at both of our store locations.
Alternatively, you can try this surefire method of keeping your rings looking their best at home: Grab a toothbrush and some dish soap. Mix the soap in a small bowl filled with hot water. Following this, take your ring(s) and drop it in the bowl, letting it soak for about ten minutes. After that, take the ring(s) out with tongs - as the water will be very hot - and gently brush it until all dirt has been removed. Finally, submerge the ring(s) back into the bowl and rinse off the soap with cold water.
We also offer rhodium plating services through our repair department in Fergus. Rhodium plating is a process used to coat the existing metal of your jewellery to give it a shiny white and clean look- like a brand new ring! All gold is naturally yellow, so even white gold will have a faint yellow tinge to it. If you prefer the look of pure bright white jewellery, then rhodium plating is a great option for you.