Vicki Westgate Fine Jewellery uses the highest quality materials to handcraft timeless Jewellery.

Your jewellery is precious. Here are some tips for helping you to keep it looking its best.

 Sterling silver care is easy

Sterling silver is good for everyday wear and the dark, tarnished appearance caused by oxidation can be polished off. Gently rinse the item in warm soapy water to remove residue from a polishing cloth. Avoid harsh chemicals like chlorine in swimming pools that can permanently tarnish and etch the metal. Pat jewellery dry until no water droplets remain or air dry. A good polishing cloth can also remove small scratches. 

Gold care is at hand

Gold is a soft metal that has wonderful properties for fabricating jewellery. We use 14 KT and 18 KT gold: the higher the karat, the softer the metal. Avoid contact with rough materials that can scratch. Gold has the beauty of not tarnishing. To keep it looking its best, use a polishing cloth from time to time to bring back the bright lustre. This may also remove small surface scratches.

Pearl love

See the pearl care page <link https://vickiwestgatefinejewellery.ca/pages/pearl-care > 

Gems take different care

Only natural gemstones are used at Vicki Westgate Fine Jewellery. For further details about a specific gemstone care please contact: inquiries@vickiwestgatefinejewellery.com.

Diamonds need care too

Diamonds are the hardest naturally occurring mineral in the world, rating a 10 out of 10 on the Mohs hardness scale. They are known for their bright refractive colour spectrum. Keep your diamond sparkling by cleaning it in an ultrasonic machine (best method) or gently washing it with warm water and a toothbrush. Pat dry. Diamonds attract soap suds to their surface which dull them over time. Avoid putting the diamond under undue pressure and stress. It is a crystal, so it can crack or cleave under extraordinary conditions.