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March 31, 2019

How to Clean your jewellery

Have you noticed that lately your jewellery has lost its sparkle? Fear not! We have compiled a guide that will help you to get your favourite jewellery looking brand new again, mentioning a few products from Connoisseurs that we stock.

It is completely normal for silver to tarnish, gold to not look as shiny as it did when new and dirt to get in settings making your gemstones look a little grubby.

What is tarnish?!

Tarnish is a reaction that can happen when your silver jewellery is exposed to air and humidity, through a chemical reaction called ‘oxidisation’. This reaction causes a darker layer to form over the surface of the silver. Effects can be exacerbated by contact with the oil in our skin, hairspray, creams, lotions and even using certain cleaning products. Luckily, tarnish can be removed, and silver can be restored to its brilliant shine with some cleaning. Carry on reading to find out how!

How do I clean my silver jewellery?

We recommend Connoisseurs Silver jewellery cleaner. It is a fast and convenient way to remove tarnish and restore shine to your jewellery.

Sterling silver cleaner can only be used for sterling silver jewellery. Do not use on silver with stones or antiqued/oxidised silver.

How to use:

Use Silver Jewellery Cleaner only on .925 sterling silver.

1. Carefully cut the seal from the container. The solution has a strong odour but that is the nature

2. Place only one piece of jewellery in the dip tray. Lower dip tray into cleaning solution for up to 10 seconds. It is not necessary to soak for any extended period of time.

3. Remove dip tray from container and rinse thoroughly in room temperature water.

4. Dry jewellery with a lint free cloth.

5. If you have multiple pieces of silver it is best to wait a few minutes before submerging the next piece.

6. Use Connoisseurs silver polishing cloth or jewellery wipes to give your jewellery added shine. The silver polishing cloth and wipes will apply an anti-tarnish barrier to silver jewellery.


How do I clean my gold & precious jewellery?

The Connoisseurs Precious Jewellery Cleaner will bring out the brilliance of your gold, platinum, diamonds & precious stone jewellery. Polymers in their jewellery cleaning formula help to reduce the appearance of tiny scratches in settings. Connoisseurs Precious Bath is a good way to clean most metals used in jewellery today. It’s also Ammonia-Free.

How to use:

1. Carefully cut the seal from the container.

2. Place only one piece of jewellery in the dip try. Lower dip tray into cleaning solution for up to 30 seconds. It is not necessary to soak for any extended period of time. Repeat the process if needed.

3. Remove dip tray from container and rinse thoroughly in room temperature water. The cleansing brush included with the cleaner may be used to clean difficult to reach crevices.

4. Dry jewellery with a lint free cloth.

5. Use Connoisseurs gold polishing cloth or jewellery wipes to give your jewellery added shine. The gold polishing cloth and jewellery wipes will apply an anti-tarnish barrier to gold jewellery.


How do I clean my delicate jewellery?

Formulated to gently clean and revive the brilliance to delicate and costume jewellery.
Connoisseurs Delicate Jewellery Cleaner is ideal for gold plated jewellery, semi-precious and delicate stones such as pearls, opals, turquoise, coral and onyx. It’s also Ammonia-Free. 

How to Use:

1. Carefully cut the seal from the container. 

2. Place only one piece of jewellery in the dip tray. Lower dip tray into cleaning solution for up to 30 seconds. It is not necessary to soak for any extended period of time. Repeat the process if needed.

3. Remove dip tray from container and rinse thoroughly in room temperature water. The cleansing brush included with the cleaner may be used to clean difficult to reach crevices. 

4. Dry jewellery with a lint free cloth.

5. Use either the Connoisseurs silver or gold polishing cloth to give your jewellery added shine. Both polishing cloths will apply an anti-tarnish barrier.


Connoisseurs Polishing Cloths

We also stock Connoisseurs Gold & Silver Polishing cloths. These are a convenient way to keep your jewellery looking it’s best (even on the move)! They work in a two step dry system, where the inner cloth is used to clean tarnish from jewellery and the outer one to polish and prevent any further tarnish buildup. These cloths are also great for cleaning watches.


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March 01, 2019

Mother’s Day 2019

As we are now in March, Mother’s day 2019 is fast approaching! Are you looking for gift inspiration for a special mother figure? The team here at Godshaws have selected a few pieces that we love and feel would make fantastic presents. The pieces that we have selected are available to view and purchase in store, as well as well as a much wider collection of rings, bracelets, watches and more.

Thomas Sabo Charms

Here are a few charms that you can find in store that we think would work well as a gift. Perfect for mums who have a charm bracelet. However, if she doesn’t have one, pop into store and we can help you choose one!

Clogau Cariad Necklace

Beautifully finished and expertly handcrafted, this sterling silver Cariad® locket can be opened to reveal two heart-shaped spaces in which a special memento can be kept close to your heart at all times.

Carefully inscriped across the front of the heart-shaped locket is the Welsh word Cariad®, meaning love, beloved or sweetheart. The locket contains rare Welsh gold.

The locket hangs freely from a silver 22″ (55.8cm) chain and the heart face measures 2cm high and just over 2cm wide, which can hold a memento measuring 16mm by 16mm.

Pearls, pearls, pearls!

As the longest known gemstone, pearls have a long history of being a great gift. It was long believed that pearls kept your children safe while strengthening your relationships, therefore the perfect idea for mum! The pieces that we have selected here are from our in store collection by Jersey Pearl.

Engraving

We are able to engrave dates or personal messages onto jewellery to make that gift extra special. Most of our engraving is done in-store and is free of charge if the item of jewellery was purchased here at Godshaws.

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