All Masonic Jeweller products are carefully designed and handcrafted in Ireland in the hope that you wear our jewellery for many years to come.
These simple tips will help keep your Masonic jewellery at their very best:
- Always put jewellery on last as a finishing touch after getting ready
- Do not wear jewellery when in the swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna/steam room or while bathing or showering. Chlorine, detergents, oils & perfumes can all cause tarnishing & damage
- Remove jewellery before going to bed
- Avoid impact with hard surfaces
- Remove jewellery when doing manual and physical labour tasks (Lodge ritual excluded)
- Aftershave, make-up, perfume, hair styling products all contain chemicals which may dull the finish of jewellery
- Coil chains gently to prevent damage in storage.
Cleaning Your Jewellery
After each wear, gently wipe jewellery clean with a soft cloth to remove dirt & oils (from skin). If jewellery is particularly dirty, pour a small amount of mild soap into lukewarm water and use a small, soft toothbrush to clean your jewellery. Toothbrushes are ideal for cleaning jewellery with intricate details, which can otherwise be difficult to clean. If the dirt is hard to remove, soak the jewellery in clean water.
A silver-polishing cloth is a great tool to make your sterling silver jewellery shine again if the pieces have become dull. However, it will not remove scratches. Silver-polishing or Gold-polishing cloths may be purchased from The Masonic Jeweller or from your local goldsmith. The use of silver polishing liquids, silver dips, ultrasonic cleaning and a tumbler should be avoided.
The Masonic Jeweller is happy to offer jewellery cleaning services tailored especially for you should you feel it necessary. Please email email@example.com for details.
Storing Your Jewellery
Jewellery should be stored away from natural sunlight and heat, in a protective (lined) jewellery box or a tarnish-resistant pouch. It can also be stored in a plastic zip lock bag made of Mylar or polyethylene. Never use polyvinyl plastic bags, such as trash can liners as they contain sulphur compounds, or rubber containers which will make sterling silver tarnish faster and possibly turn black. Do not store your jewellery in the bathroom.
Please note that our Masonic Jeweller gift boxes are not made for long-term storage as they are not airtight and tarnishing will occur over time.
Gold and silver are soft metals and become worn with use. This is true for all genuine jewellery. Depending on the degree of use, it is recommended that your jewellery be inspected at least once a year by a goldsmith. In particular, it is important that clasps, mounts, and soldering are checked.
Over time, fine jewellery can become a treasured family heirloom if it is cared for properly.