In general, we recommend a professional cleaning of your ring every six months. However, don’t let that stop you from bringing it in more often! Our goldsmiths will thoroughly inspect your ring for loose diamonds or stones, worn prongs and other signs of needed repair or maintenance.
The cleaning process we use in our Goldsmith studio is our ultrasonic, followed by high pressure steam.
If you have scratches, or gouges, you may need to have your jewellery polished. The metal of the ring is applied to a high speed polishing wheel, which will restore the luster and bright finish.
In some cases, when your ring becomes “tarnished” almost yellowish looking, your white gold ring can be rhodium plated. Rhodium is a precious metal that is used for plating gold, the results are very white, “mirror like” to restore your ring and make it look like new!
Your jewellery items are initially cleaned in an ultrasonic cleaner to remove any traces of oils, hand lotion, make up etc. Then it is refinished on the Goldsmith bench via a fine sanding followed by emerying, then your piece of jewellery is taken onto the polishing bench for a pre-polish and then the final polish. After that process your item goes back into the ultrasonic cleaner…then finally, high pressure steam to remove any and all polishing compound.
The finished result…brilliant!