JEWELLERY CARE RECOMMENDATIONS | Hermès
JEWELLERY CARE RECOMMENDATIONS
If you have any doubts or questions, do not hesitate to bring your jewellery in to a Hermès boutique.
PRECAUTIONS FOR USE
In general, we recommend that you remove your jewellery before any activity that may damage it : sport, swimming pool or beach, but also housekeeping, gardening and DIY.
Beware of shocks, which cause marks and scratches of varying depth. Similarly, several pieces of jewellery worn or stored in contact with each other may scratch or catch one another.
Finally, to slow down the natural oxidation effect, avoid exposing your jewellery to moisture, intense heat, and contrasts in temperature. Make it a habit to remove your jewellery before washing your hands, and for example before a sauna or steam room session.
To preserve the appearance of your jewellery, protect it from corrosive and chemical products such as salt water and bleach.
If it does come into contact with one of these products, carefully rinse your jewellery with clear water and dry it with a soft cloth.
The exception to this rule is jewellery with pearls: the organic material of the pearls requires a certain amount of moisture to conserve its full beauty. Jewellery with pearls must therefore be stored in a place with a humid atmosphere (bathroom), or next to a glass of water filled regularly.
For your own benefit, we recommend that you come to have your jewellery checked in store once a year.
Restoring its original shine
Care instructions depend on the condition of your jewellery:
- If your silver jewellery is dusty or shows fingerprints, rub it gently with a soft cloth or a silk cloth.
- If your jewellery is tarnished or slightly oxidised, clean it with clear warm water, rubbing it gently with a soft cloth. Avoid circular movements, instead rubbing in the same direction. Dry it gently with a soft cloth. You can also use a jewellery cleaning cloth.
- If your jewellery is extremely tarnished, you can use a dip cleaner made especially for jewellery. Soak the jewellery in the liquid for a maximum of 10 seconds, rinse it thoroughly in warm clear water and dry it well with a soft cloth.
- If you think a deeper clean is required, please visit a Hermès boutique: your jewellery can be sent to the workshop to become like new again.
For diamond jewellery
To maintain all the brilliance of diamonds, clean them with warm clear water, gently rubbing with a soft brush, then wipe them with a soft cloth.
For jewellery with stones other than diamonds
Stones other than diamonds (pearls, sapphires, onyx, jade, spinels, garnets, etc.) require specific care. We recommend that you take them in to your Hermès store.