Caring for Your Antique Jewellery: A Comprehensive Guide


Congratulations on your purchase of exquisite antique jewellery! To ensure that your precious pieces retain their beauty and charm for years to come, it is important to provide them with proper care and attention. Follow these guidelines to safeguard your antique jewellery and preserve its allure for future generations:


1. Cleaning:

   - Use a soft, lint-free cloth to gently polish your antique jewellery regularly or after each wear to remove oils, dirt, and residue that can accumulate and cause damage to the antique piece if left to accumulate.


2. Storage:

   - Store each piece of antique jewellery separately in a jewellery box or pouch to prevent scratching, tangling, or damage from other items


3. Avoid Chemicals:

   - Refrain from exposing your antique jewellery to harsh chemicals, such as household cleaners, perfumes, hairsprays, and cosmetics, as they can damage delicate gemstones and metals.

   - Remove your jewellery before engaging in activities that involve contact with chemicals or abrasive materials to prevent potential harm.

   - Consult a reputable jeweller experienced in handling antique pieces for specialised cleaning, restoration, and maintenance services when needed.


5. Wearing with Care:

   - Put on your antique jewellery after applying cosmetics, lotions, and perfumes to prevent chemical interactions that may harm the materials.

   - Avoid wearing your jewellery during activities that may subject it to excessive force, impact, or exposure to harsh conditions.


6. Insurance and Documentation:

   - Consider insuring your antique jewellery against loss, theft, or damage to protect your investment.

   - Keep detailed records, including photographs, appraisals, and certificates of authenticity, to document the provenance and value of your antique pieces.


7. Repairs 

- ELTONS does not cover stones that are lost or damaged during wear. Replacement costs will be charged, and we can assist in locating a suitable jeweller for repairs.

By following these care guidelines and best practices, you can enjoy your antique jewellery collection for years to come and pass down these cherished heirlooms to future generations. If you have any specific questions or concerns regarding the care of your antique jewellery, do not hesitate to contact us for personalised assistance and advice.


Remember, proper care and maintenance are essential to ensuring the longevity and beauty of your antique jewellery. Thank you for choosing our collection of exquisite antique pieces, and we hope you enjoy them for many years to come!