Jewelry Care

" I want the women who wear my designs to be able to wear it, today, tomorrow, and twenty years from now." -SK

We want your Suzanne Kalan jewelry to become a beautiful heirloom, but in order for that to happen, it must be properly cared for.

  • Remove your jewelry when washing your hands or using harsh products that could damage precious metal, or stones.
  • Keep your jewelry away from intense sources of heat and extreme temperature changes
  • Jewelry pieces can become scratched when coming into contact with one another. We recommend you store them individually in the SK pouch and /or box it came in.

For diamonds, rubies or sapphires set in gold rinse the jewelry with a drop of ammonia added to water and apply with a soft bristle brush.  After cleaning, ensure the items are thoroughly dry by patting them with paper towels.

For other gemstones: soak the jewelry in a bowl of water with a small amount of mild dish soap.  If needed, remove dirt around and behind the stone using a soft-bristle baby toothbrush.  Place jewelry in a strainer and rinse before thoroughly drying with a lint-free cloth.

For layered gemstones, to remove dirt, wipe them with the white side of a DY polishing cloth.  Avoid exposing the gemstones to heat.

Ultrasonic cleaning is not safe for many gemstones, so we advise against this method.

Many stones such as amethyst, emerald, kunzite, opal, pearl, peridot, tanzanite and tourmaline are very delicate and easily abraded.