CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Each piece of Laconic jewellery is handcrafted with careful consideration.
Learn how to keep your jewels sparkling.
Cleaning your jewellery
Step by step
Over time, grime can build up around your jewellery, especially around settings or underneath rings. To clean them at home, here's our recommended method:
1. Ensure any plugs/drains are covered if working in or near a sink. This will prevent any potential loss of fine jewellery.
2. Soak your jewellery in a dish of lukewarm water for around 20-30 minutes with a dash of soapy washing up liquid.
3. Use a soft toothbrush (a baby toothbrush is ideal) and keep this specifically for cleaning your jewellery. Gently scrub your piece of jewellery, taking care around the settings. Repeat as necessary.
4. Rinse your piece of jewellery and dry with a soft cloth. Brighten using your jewellery polishing cloth.
If there's a lot of grime built up and this method doesn't work, it's recommended you take your jewellery to a professional who'll be able to clean them more thoroughly.
Stay clear of other household cleaners, abrasive cleaners and harsh chemicals which can cause severe damage or discolouration to your jewellery or gemstones.
Wearing your jewellery
When to take it off
1. In water.
You should never wear your jewellery when swimming, in the ocean or at the pool and when showering or washing hands.
In the ocean - it's a much colder temperature which can cause your hand to shrink, and increase the chance of losing rings.
In the pool - the chlorine in the pool can tarnish and dull your jewellery.
When showering - there's an increased chance of losing jewellery down the drain should it slip off. Shower lotions can also cause grime build up. It's advised you remove rings when washing your hands to prevent soap build up.
2. During Physical Activity
We advise against wearing your ring whilst doing physical activity. This includes at the gym, gardening and other jobs which include manual lifting. The pressure applied to metals can risk damaging and misshaping them.
3. Whilst Cleaning
Household cleaning can be a rigorous activity and could lead to knocking rings against surfaces that may chip stones or damage the metal.
Many household cleaners contain harsh chemicals which can effect the metal and gemstones within your jewellery. Keep rings in a safe place until you've finished.
4. Beauty Regime
Many beauty products contain ingredients which can cause jewellery to look dull and increase the build up of grime. This includes hairsprays, perfumes and lotions. Save the best til last and put your jewellery on once you've finished getting ready to maintain it's shine.