Precious Metals

With proper care, your platinum, gold or sterling silver jewelry will last a lifetime. Avoid exposure to chlorine and other household chemicals, and be sure to remove all jewelry before housecleaning, gardening, athletics, or other strenuous activity. Do not take jewelry into swimming pools or hot tubs with you. Store your jewelry in the jewelry box provided or in a box with a soft cloth liner away from other jewelry to avoid scratching.

Platinum will develop a characteristic patina over time. Your platinum jewelry can be polished with a soft jewelry cloth to bring back the lusterous look of your jewelry.

Yellow Gold does not require special polish. To bring back its beautiful natural shine, use a soft jewelry cloth to remove tarnish.

White Gold is often plated with rhodium to enhance the whiteness of the white gold. Rhodium is a shiny, white metal that is extremely hard. Depending on the amount of wear of a piece of jewelry, over time this rhodium plating may wear off, revealing white gold’s slightly off-white metal color. Replating is a simple process Chalmers Jewelers can do for a small charge to restore your white gold jewelry‘s whiteness if needed.

Sterling Silver can tarnish, but it is easily removed by gently rubbing with a silver polishing cloth. Tarnish is most easily removed when it first becomes visible. The best way to prevent tarnishing is to wear your sterling silver jewelry frequently.