Jewellery Care Tips

Your Rebus signet ring is made to last a lifetime and longer, but it still needs a little care and attention to keep it looking its best. Signet rings are generally worn every day, so it’s natural that they’ll lose that fresh-from-the-jeweller shine, but not to worry – it’ll be replaced by a beautiful patina that gives the ring a look of lived-in authenticity. To help keep your ring in good condition, so it can be handed down through future generations, here’s some simple care advice.

Precious metals are susceptible to damage from chlorine and harsh chemicals, and repeated exposure to chlorine, especially at high temperatures, can permanently damage or discolour the metal. That’s why we advise wearers to take off their rings before using cleaning products or spending time in a chlorinated pool or hot tub.

The biggest risk to your ring is loss. The most likely place to lose it is at the beach or a water park, simply because signet rings are heavy. Add cold water and suntan lotion to the equation and they can easily slip off. For that reason, it’s a good idea to leave your ring at home if you’re planning a day with water activities.

Gemstones need a little more care. While they’re harder than precious metal, they’re much more brittle, so try to protect them from hard blows and knocks in case they chip or crack. It’s best to remove your gemstone ring before any strenuous activity and keep it away from dirty water, oils, chemicals, cosmetics, household chemicals and chlorine. To clean your ring, gently brush it with a soft toothbrush and mild, soapy warm water. As with our standard signet rings, rinse it in clean water and dry it with a soft cloth.

If you’d prefer to have your ring cleaned by us, that’s no problem. Simply send it or bring it to our workshop and we’ll clean it for you.

Last but not least, when you do remove your jewellery for any reason, be sure to put it in a jewellery box to protect it from loss and damage.