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Jewellery Care

To keep your Bond Street Jewellery looking it’s finest we offer an annual professional check and clean to ensure its longevity. Everyday Wear as well as an active life style can reflect on your jewellery pieces, we recommend your white gold rings be rhodium plated every 12 months and for platinum and other metals repolished to maintain their lustre. Your complementary annual jewellery check will be done in-house at our Chatswood boutique.
Please phone or email us at sales@bondstreetjewellers.com.au  to book a time.



While diamond is the hardest naturally occurring substance on earth it can still be cracked, chipped, scratched or damaged so proper care is needed. Here are some tips to caring for your jewellery

General Maintenance
  • Diamonds can scratch other diamonds as well as precious jewellery, so it is ideal to store your jewellery in a soft fabric lined jewellery case or box with compartments or dividers rather than mixed all together in a single container/box.
  • Take your diamond jewellery off while performing physical task such as exercising in the gym, gardening and moving furniture to prevent accidental knocks that can damage or loosen settings.
  • A clean diamond reflects light better than one that has been coated by household cleaners, soap, cosmetics, moisturisers, hairspray or even perspiration and pollution.
  1. Mix a 2 - 3 table spoons of cloudy ammonia, with warm water and a few drops of mild dish soap in a small jar/container. (Amounts may vary depending on how much jewellery you are cleaning. Above is recommended for 1 – 5 pieces)
  2. Leave the jewellery in the solution for a few minutes
  3. With a clean make-up brush or soft bristle toothbrush (children’s toothbrushes works well) gently dab any hard to reach places to loosen clogged dirt/grime.
  4. Return the jewellery to the solution and leave for a few more minutes.
  5. Finally, remove and rinse in a bowl of lukewarm water (or in the sink with the plug in) and then dry with a soft lint-free jewellery cloth.

Don’t let any jewellery come into contact with chlorine, bleach or other chemicals because they can pit, discolour or tarnish the mounting.



Coloured stones are not hard to clean yourself at home you just have to be extra careful as they don't possess the hardness and resistance of diamonds. Each type of stone has a different hardness and reacts differently to heat and liquids. To clean, follow the above instructions but without the cloudy ammonia (This guide does NOT apply to porous, dyed or doublet stones such as pearls, lapis lazuli, jade, turquoise, coral and opal. Please be wary of natural Emeralds that have had an oil treatment as well.)
If you are in any doubt as to how to clean your Jewellery, it is best to have them professionally clean by us, please feel free to call us and book a time to come in.




Pearls require a little bit more TLC than other jewellery pieces. Making yourself aware that these are “living” organisms that expand and contract when immersed in liquid helps greatly when it comes to the care needed to maintain their health and luster.

General Maintenance
  • After every wear a gentle wipe over with a soft dry cloth will keep them looking their best and remove any excess dirt or moisture the pearls absorbed that day.
  • Avoid spraying perfumes, deodorants and creams near your pearls as they can discolour and affect the appearance of the pearl skin. It is best to apply cosmetics beforehand and allowing them to dry prior to putting your pearls on.
  • Do not wear them in the ocean, shower/bath or swimming pool.
  • With pearl earrings we recommend you have the fittings checked for security occasionally.
  • Do not store pearls in an airtight environment such as a plastic/zip-lock bag or safety deposit box. Pearls need moisture. If the environment is too dry, the pearls may crack
  • Store them away from other jewellery pieces. Wrap the pearls in linen, soft cloth, or place in a soft pouch. Compartmented jewellery box works well too.
  • For strands of pearls we recommend re-threading every couple of years to ensure they look their best as the silk thread can stretch with wear.
  1. Dilute some clear mentholated spirits with tap water in a small jar/container

  2. Dampen a soft cloth in the above solution, wring it out so that there is no excess dripping from it and wipe over each individual pearl. (For pearl strands, try not to wet the string as it can cause it to wear out faster.)

  3. Using a different soft cloth, dampen it in tap water, wring it out and wipe the solution off each pearl.

  4. Let your pearls air dry before storing them away in their jewellery compartment or wrap the pearls in linen, soft cloth, or place in a soft pouch.


Life is made up of a few moments all strung together like pearls.

Each moment is a pearl.

-Joyce Hifler