Your Harris jewelry purchase will remain brilliant and beautiful for years to come with proper handling, care and cleaning. Maintain the beauty of your jewelry and protect any underlying warranty by following these easy guidelines.
GENERAL CARE FOR ALL PRECIOUS METALS & GEMSTONES*
Jewelry should be removed when doing labor-intensive activities, playing sports, swimming, gardening, sleeping or cleaning your home and car.
Limit your exposure to common chemicals such as chlorine, bleach, rubbing alcohol, antibacterial soaps, hand sanitizers and creams, hair care products and perfume as they can harm and breakdown the brilliance of your precious metals and gems.
Gently wipe jewelry clean after each wearing with a soft, damp cloth.
Store your jewelry in a clean, dry place.
Visit your nearest Harris Jewelry location at least once a year for an annual assessment.
Professional cleaning by your Harris Jeweler every six months is recommended.
DIAMONDS/COLOR ENHANCED/IRRADIATED GEMSTONES
To prevent scratching, keep gems and other pieces of jewelry from touching each other by storing them in a lined case or soft cloth. Gemstones should be the last item to put on when getting dressed.
Gold in its natural state is yellow, not white. Alloys are added to give a whitish tint, and then it is Rhodium plated to enhance color and add brilliance. Normal wear and tear, as well as exposure to cleaners & soaps, perfumes, cosmetics, etc., may cause the Rhodium to lose its luster, even wear off. Following the steps under GENERAL CARE will minimize these effects. A Harris Jeweler is always available to assess the condition of your White Gold purchase.
Wipe your jewelry clean after each wearing, using the Harris Silver Polishing Cloth. To remove tarnish and dirt, ONLY use Harris Magic Silver Dip**. Store your silver jewelry in a cool, dry place in the bag provided. This will slow tarnishing and minimize scratches.
Exposure to cleaners & soaps, perfumes, cosmetics, etc., may damage pearls and cause discoloration. Apply perfumes and cosmetics before putting on your pearls. Gently wipe your pearls after wearing with a soft, damp cloth. Restring periodically, depending on usage, by your professional Harris Jeweler.
Gently wipe jewelry clean after wearing with a soft, damp cloth.
Never attempt to make your own repairs.***
A soft cloth is ideal for cleaning smudges and fingerprints off the case and crystal.
Do not submerge in water.
Clean heavy perspiration and moisture with a soft cloth.
Do not expose to cleaners, soaps, perfumes, cosmetics, etc.
Be aware that salt and oil will deteriorate rubber.
Clean with a soft cloth and warm soapy water.
If needed, clean with warm soapy water and dry with a soft cloth.
Do not use harsh chemicals or jewelry cleaner as this could cause permanent spotting.
It is recommended that a Harris jeweler be used for sizing and replacing batteries.
Water resistance less than 100 meters should not be considered for regular water submersion.
Never press any buttons or adjust the crown while the watch is submerged.
If you have a screw down crown, always check that it is completely screwed down before getting it wet.
Water resistance is not permanent. Over time, gaskets may become worn and reduce the water resistance of the watch.
Prolonged exposure to hot water from a shower or hot tub can cause gaskets to expand and contract, which may lead to water entering the case.
*Not following these instructions could void any warranty.
**Using other types of jewelry cleaners or dips may damage your silver jewelry and void any warranty.
***Unauthorized repairs may void any warranty.