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Article: How to Properly Care and Clean Pearls, Gems, Sterling Silver, and Gold Jewelry !

How to Properly Care and Clean Pearls, Gems, Sterling Silver, and Gold Jewelry !

Maui Divers Jewelry reflects the beauty and memories of Hawaiʻi in every locally made design. Proper care and maintenance are essential to ensure your treasured pieces remain as breathtaking as the day you acquired them. This guide delves into the best practices to preserve your collection of timeless keepsakes from Maui Divers Jewelry for generations to come. 

  • Gemstone Care  

Gemstones are delicate. Some are vulnerable to chemicals, heat, and light. Avoid exposing gemstones to household cleaners, lotions, and perfumes. Clean them gently using a soft cloth. The International Gem Society is the authority on gems, and their experts have maintenance tips for every gemstone. Find them here

Three Gemstone pendants

  • Pearls and Deep-sea Corals  

Pearls and deep-sea corals are organic gems sensitive to acid and moisture. Wipe pearls with a damp, soft cloth after wearing them to remove residues. Avoid exposing them to excessive heat or direct sunlight.  

As for corals, we do not recommend any exposure to lotions, perfumes, water, or the like. Depending on the design, exposure to these instances may cause the unique carved details, as seen in our Honu Collections, to fade.

Honu Black Coral Collection

  • Metal Maintenance  

Different metals require varied care, but before you make your purchase, skin acidity is a factor you want to keep in mind. While uncommon, individuals may experience precious metal tarnishing if skin acidity is high.   

Sterling Silver can withstand heat but may tarnish over time when exposed to salty air, chlorine, sulfur, humidity, sweat, cosmetics, household bleach, and other strong chemicals. Use a polishing cloth to restore its shine.  

Gold is more durable and can withstand heat, water, and moisture exposure—clean gold regularly by gently brushing it with a soft-bristled toothbrush, warm water, and soap.  

Two Rings in Sterling Silver

  • Proper Storage  

Store jewelry individually in a soft pouch or lined jewelry box to prevent scratches and tangling. Proper storage prevents contact with other items that might cause damage.  

Did you know? Included with every Maui Divers Jewelry purchase is your option of a silk pouch or box. Call or text us at (808) 946-2929 or email us at to request your preferred choice before purchasing.  

  • Gentle Cleaning  

Regular cleaning prevents the accumulation of dirt and oils that can dull the sparkle of your jewelry. Use a mild soap diluted in warm water to clean your pieces. Gently scrub with a soft-bristle toothbrush and rinse thoroughly. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials. If you need clarification or feel uncomfortable cleaning yourself regularly, you can always request cleaning and polishing for free as part of your Forever Guarantee. 

Monstera Collection

  • Avoid Extreme Activities  

Remove your jewelry before engaging in activities that may expose it to unnecessary strain or potential damage, such as heavy lifting or vigorous exercise.  

  • Beach and Pool Precautions  

While Maui Divers Jewelry crafts jewelry to withstand daily wear, removing it before swimming in chlorinated pools or saltwater is advisable. Chemicals and minerals present in these waters can harm delicate gemstones and metals.  

  • Professional Care  

Consider professional cleaning and inspection by a jeweler at least once a year to ensure your pieces are in optimal condition. What makes a purchase from Maui Divers Jewelry so valuable? Our Forever Guarantee includes free cleaning and polishing for your jewelry forever.  

Island Lifestyle Collection

  • Travel with Care  

Store your jewelry in a dedicated travel pouch (Find ours here) or a secure compartment in your luggage to prevent damage or loss. Insuring your jewelry is a terrific way to protect jewelry in the case of theft or accident loss.  

Maui Divers Jewelry provides a Forever Guarantee with every purchase. You can be confident that it is backed by the finest craftsmen and decades of customer commitment. We guarantee our jewelry forever against defects in workmanship and materials to ensure they remain everlasting memories of Hawaiʻi for you and future generations. 

We will repair or replace our jewelry unconditionally and without charge if the defect is due to workmanship or materials. Jewelry can be shipped to or dropped off at our Customer Service Department at our Maui Diver Jewelry Design Center or any store for repair.  

Follow these tips above to continue to relish the radiance and charm of your Maui Divers Jewelry treasures and the memories they hold for many years.  

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