Important Care facts
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 PRECIOUS METALS
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 perfumes/colognes as they can harm and break down the brilliance of precious metals and gems.
Consider removing before showering and/or at bedtime to avoid exposure to soaps and possible snagging while sleeping.
Wipe clean after each wearing using only the cleaning kit and cloth* provided with the purchase of your Jewelry Protection Plan.1
Store your jewelry in a clean, dry place.
To prevent scratching, keep gems and other pieces of jewelry from touching each other by storing them in a lined case or soft cloth. Your jewelry should be the last item to put on when getting dressed.
Visit your nearest Harris Jewelry location at least once a year for an annual assessment. Professional cleaning by Harris Jewelry every six months is recommended.
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 to enhance color and add brilliance.
Common chemicals noted above can harm, spoil and break down the Rhodium plating. Remember to wipe clean after each wearing using only the cleaning kit and cloth* provided with the purchase of your Jewelry Protection Plan.1
Normal wear and tear will also cause the Rhodium to wear off and lose its luster. At that time, bring your White Gold Jewelry to your nearest Harris Jewelry Store or send it to Harris Corporate Headquarters in New York to have the jewelry re-plated with Rhodium.2
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. This will slow tarnishing and minimize scratches.
Chains and Bracelets
Chains come in various styles. Thicker ones are a popular choice for men. Keep in mind a thin solid chain may be a better choice when adding a heavier 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
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 kit and cloth* provided with the purchase of your Jewelry Protection Plan.1
If needed, clean with warm soapy water and dry with a soft 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 soapy water.
It is recommended that a Harris jeweler be used for replacing batteries.
Do not wear your watch in the bath or shower as this can affect its water resistance. Steam can penetrate rubber gaskets, cause condensation under the crystal and possibly rust the movement.
In addition, sudden changes in temperature can adversely affect the watch.
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 or bathing.
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.
1 Not following these instructions could void any warranty.
2 Account must be current for this service.
3 Using other types of jewelry cleaners or dips may damage your silver jewelry.
4 Unauthorized repairs may void any warranty.