I. Gorman’s guarantee is simple: we repair damaged jewelry at no charge for life. But everyday, at-home care will keep your fabulous jewelry looking its best.
Be mindful of manual tasks like kitchen work, gardening and housecleaning. Ideally, you should remove your jewelry for these activities to prevent physical damage or exposure to chemicals that could be present in cleaning fluids.
Contact sports are another activity that could damage your jewelry and even cause injury to you. Take a time-out to safely store your jewelry before playing.
Makeup, hairspray, perfumes and lotion can also potentially damage jewelry. Be sure to apply these before putting on your jewelry to prolong its life.
Find a safe place to store your jewelry when you go to a swimming pool or spa. Not only will you be less likely to lose your jewelry, you’ll also protect it from pool chemicals that often react with metals.
Whenever possible, drop by for a complimentary cleaning of your baubles. We’d love to see you and get your favorites clean and sparkly!
When you can’t stop in, use a soft toothbrush and warm, soapy solution to gently clean your jewelry. Never use soap with bleach to clean your jewelry! Be sure to dry sterling silver thoroughly to help prevent tarnishing.
If your jewelry looks cracked or broken, or a stone seems loose, avoid cleaning it, which could cause further damage. Just bring your jewelry in and we’ll happily repair it for you. In fact, we suggest you bring in your high-value items regularly to be inspected for damage or loose stones.
Store your jewelry in a way that prevents pieces from moving and rubbing against one another. Try to do the same while traveling.
All jewelry purchased at I. Gorman Jewelers comes with a complimentary appraisal. Always keep your appraisal document handy, but in a separate location from your jewelry, just in case of a loss or theft.