Often carrying sentimental memories or symbolising special occasions, jewellery is one of our most valuable possessions. It can be difficult to know everything and sometimes a little help from the experts can explain all those unanswered questions. Here we’ve put together some of the most popular Jewellery FAQs our experts are often asked.
The team at Laings are experts when it comes to jewellery. They’ve helped countless customers find the perfect pieces, and have been there for them every step of the way for their jewellery journey. Here we answer some of the top Jewellery FAQs our experts are asked.
As the saying goes ‘diamonds are forever’, and as one of the rarest and most precious gemstones in the world they are loved for their timeless sparkle. The luxury of diamonds will never go out of style. Diamond jewellery will hold its value over time, with only little maintenance, as well as making for great future heirlooms to pass down through the generations.
Looking after your jewellery is important to keep it in the best possible condition. Make sure you store your pieces in a jewellery case with a soft lining and at room temperature, you don’t want a hot and humid attic, nor a cold, drafty closet. For jewellery you wear just about every day we recommend you visit us for a clean, check and polish every 12-18 months. This way our jewellers can check your pieces for security, as well as giving a full clean. If you want to spruce up your jewellery at home, you can clean it regularly with a soft baby’s toothbrush and a little gentle soap. For more tips, check out our blog ‘Cleaning Your Watches and Diamond Jewellery at Home‘
Diamonds are a favourite amongst jewellery-makers not only for their beauty but also their practicality. Measuring 10 on the Mohs scale of Hardness diamonds are the strongest known natural material on earth, and why they popularly represent never-ending love. Whilst diamonds are not indestructible they have a certain resistance to scratches, cracks and breakages that aren’t found in many gemstones, making them the perfect choice for jewellery making.
If you fancy a change, remodelling your gemstone is a great way to do it, and our brilliant bespoke team are here to help! Whether you want a whole new look or just a little change our designers and goldsmiths can create a style you’ll fall in love with all over again. Find out more about our Bespoke Design Service HERE.
Jewellery often comes in a range of metals and it can be difficult to tell the difference between white gold and platinum as they both have a sparkly, silver hue. The choice is completely up to you. Many jewellery wearers prefer the lighter feel of white gold, whereas others like the durability of platinum. If you’re unsure check with your jeweller who will help find the best fit for you.
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