IMPORTANT INFORMATION & INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROPER CARE
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.1
GENERAL CARE FOR ALL JEWELRY & WATCHES
We recommend that you visit your nearest Harris Jewelry location at least once a year for an annual assessment. Professional cleaning by Harris Jewelry every six months is also recommended.
Important Facts About White Gold
Gold in its natural state is yellow, not white. Alloys are added to give yellow gold a whitish tint, and then it is Rhodium plated. Rhodium is a platinum group metal used to enhance the white color of white gold (and silver) jewelry.
Over time, normal wear and tear will cause the Rhodium to wear off and lose its luster. Common chemicals (noted under General Care) can further harm and accelerate the breakdown of the Rhodium plating. Remember to wipe your jewelry clean after each wearing, using only the cleaning kit and cloth* provided with the purchase of your Jewelry Protection Plan.1
Your Lifetime Jewelry & Watch Protection Plan purchase enables you to have your White Gold Jewelry re-plated with Rhodium one time annually if necessary. Simply bring your covered White Gold Jewelry to the nearest Harris Jewelry Store or send it to Harris Corporate Headquarters in New York to have the service performed. 2
Important Facts About Rose Gold
Rose gold is a striking metal alloy of gold mixed with copper to create a delightful rosy red tint in the finish. This can also be referred to as “pink” or “red” gold. Yellow and rose gold take the same level of care. Remember to wipe clean after each wearing using only the cleaning kit and cloth* provided with the purchase of your Jewelry Protection Plan.1
Important Facts About Chains and Bracelets
Chains come in various styles and metals. Keep in mind a solid chain is a better choice when adding a heavy cross or pendant to your chain.
Common chemicals can attack and dissolve the metal. More delicate parts, such as connecting rings in chains and bracelets, may come undone from this damage. (See list of Common Chemicals under General Care)
Remember to wipe clean after each wearing using only the cleaning kit and cloth* provided with the purchase of your Jewelry Protection Plan.1
Important Facts About Sterling Silver
Silver is relatively soft, so it is commonly combined with other metals to produce a more durable product. Sterling silver is a combination of silver and copper. Adding copper improves the metal’s hardness without affecting its brilliant color.
Common chemicals may cause immediate tarnishing, strip away at the silver, and diminish shine and luster. (See list of Common Chemicals under General Care)
Remember to wipe your jewelry clean after each wearing, using the Harris Silver Polishing Cloth.3* To remove tarnish and dirt, ONLY use Harris Magic Silver Dip.3 Store your silver jewelry in a cool, dry place. Plastic zip lock bags are ideal storage options and will help slow down tarnishing and minimize scratches.
Important Facts About Tungsten and Ceramic Watches, Bracelets and Rings
Tungsten and ceramic, while highly scratch resistant, should be treated with care, avoid dropping and contact with hard surfaces.
Never attempt to make your own repairs.4
A soft cloth is ideal for cleaning smudges and fingerprints off the case and crystal. Use only the cleaning cloth* provided with the purchase of your Jewelry Protection Plan.1
If needed, clean with warm soapy water and dry with a cleaning cloth. Do not use harsh chemicals or jewelry cleaner which could cause permanent spotting.
Do not submerge in water. Wipe 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 water.
Watches with Stones
Watches with stones should be kept dry and free from moisture. Water or prolonged wetness will deteriorate the settings causing the stones to loosen and fall out.
Do not wear your watch in the bath, shower, steam room or spa as this can affect its water resistance. Steam can penetrate rubber gaskets, cause condensation under the crystal and possibly rust the movement.
If your watch is equipped with a screw down crown, make sure it is secured down in a locked position to ensure its water resistance.
To achieve the best results and longevity for your watch, it is best not to immerse it in water such as while swimming, diving or bathing and refrain from wearing it in a steam room or spa.
Water resistance is not permanent.
Battery Replacement and Band Adjustments
It is recommended that a Harris jeweler be used for replacing batteries and adjusting bands.
*Additional Cleaning Kits and Cloths may be purchased separately!