This is the jeweller’s “if only”: With continual wear even precious jewellery loses its lustre and the sparkle of its gems as the settings become cloyed with hand cream and grime. “If only” the owner would clean his or her jewellery regularly, the wearer and the admirer would gain so much more pleasure: a weekly clean with soap using a medium-bristled toothbrush is quick and easy; left for years and it becomes a workshop job to clean the item thoroughly.

We have always provided a jewellery cleaning service which is usually free of charge for items supplied by COUSINS. For other items, the cleaning charge is based on an hourly rate of £30, although there can be exceptions for more complex or delicate pieces.