If the metal part of your ring is looking dull, it is possible for us to buff away the scratches and give it a shiny new finish. If, however, the pearl itself is dull, the only way to return it to its original luster is to replace the pearl itself. Pearls are one of the softest stones used in jewelry. They are made of thin layers and layers of nacre (the substance secreted by the oyster which creates the pearl). Household chemicals, perfumes and makeups can all wear down these nacre layers, which causes the pearl to appear dull. It is also important to avoid, swimming, sports, and even household chores when wearing pearl jewelry as these activities can easily cause scratches and chips. The best way to clean and care for pearl jewelry is to be gentle with wear. Pearl jewelry should be the last thing you put on when getting ready and the first thing you take off when engaging in active pursuits. If you do need to clean your pearls, mild dish soap and a soft cloth are best, or bring your items to your jeweler and we would be happy to clean them.
Well-crafted timepieces often have extra features built in for the wearer. A chronograph is basically a minute stop-watch timer feature added for convenience. A watch with a chronograph will typically have a button above and below the crown. These buttons operate the timing feature. Press the top button to start the timer and the bottom to stop it; the top typically resets the chronograph back to zero. Usually, there will also be a smaller dial that shows the elapsed time. Take a look at the picture below: