Product Care

SILVER

The BONDER™ Company recommends cleaning silver by hand in warm water with a mild detergent. Because many food acids and gases in the air can cause a corrosive effect, we suggest that you clean your silver immediately after use.

Silver that is regularly used typically needs less care, so PATRICK BONDER™ Company strongly encourages you to use or wear your silver every day.



GOLD AND PLATINUM

Between professional servicing, most gold and platinum jewelry can be maintained with a non-abrasive cleaner. Examine your Fine Jewelry regularly to make sure settings are snug, clasps and joinings are secure.

Avoid exposing gold jewelry to household bleach, which will quickly cause gold to discolor and possibly disintegrate.

The way your fine jewelry will be storage is very important. At the time of purchase, all PATRICK BONDER™ fine jewelry is wrapped in a protective box, case or tarnish-resistant pouch. Between wearings, we recommend that you place it back in its original case or another suitable lined box or pouch.



GEMSTONES

Make sure care to protect your jewelry from impact against hard surfaces and avoid contact with abrasive surfaces. Even a diamond can chip it hits with enough force or at just the right angle. Many stones such as amethyst, emerald, pearl, and tourmaline are very delicate and easily abraded. Enamel can also chip or scratch when struck.

Gemstones can scratch other gemstones also wear away precious metals. Therefore, avoid stacking those rings and bracelets that would be vulnerable to such abrasion.