Jewellery Care

At Anne Sportun we believe your precious jewellery should be worn every day. To care for your collection of hand crafted pieces follow our simple guide and preserve your Anne Sportun jewellery for generations to come.

We celebrate the natural gemstone by creating exquisite one of a kind pieces, each as unique as its wearer. Natural stones are full of beauty and intrigue. A wonder of nature, each stone possesses its own distinct characteristics. Variations in colour, natural inclusions, and veining are present. These naturally occurring inclusions may exist internally and may even approach the stone’s surface. Natural variations are a part of the splendor and charm of the materials we choose, and are often what make a stone interesting and treasured. While diamonds, sapphires and rubies are hard stones, they can be scratched and broken if care is not taken.

Care

Place your jewellery in a safe location while sleeping, showering, applying lotions or perfumes, washing dishes, entering chlorinated water, gardening or engaging in manual activities. Dust, pollution and daily wear all conspire to cloud the brilliance of a gemstone and dull the surface of precious metals whilst rough treatment can loosen set stones. Insure your valuable pieces against theft or loss. Have your set stones inspected every 6- 12 months to ensure wear has not caused the settings to loosen. Tighten any loose stones by a trained goldsmith to prevent loss.

Cleaning

A professional, non-abrasive cleaning solution applied with a soft bristle brush or cotton cloth will ensure residue and dust are safely removed. Do not expose coloured gemstones to chemicals, extreme heat or cold, solvents or an ultrasonic cleaner without knowing the stone’s specific cleaning requirements.

Storage

Store your jewellery in a secure place in a lined box or pouch to prevent scratching. Keep jewellery away from moisture and heat and do not store in direct sunlight or near a radiator.

Insurance

As the purchase of fine jewellery is significant and meaningful, we recommend you insure it against damage, loss or theft. A basic home-owner’s policy may not cover the full replacement cost, so contact your insurer for additional ways to safeguard your precious items. An appraisal certificate may be required to insure your purchase. We can provide you with an evaluation report as well as information on third party appraisals should your insurance company require it.