How To Take Care Of Your Jewelry?

How To Take Care Of Your Jewellery?

To keep enjoying your Jewellery pieces for years to come, some care is required. The life span and beauty of your jewellery depends on how well you handle and care for it. Here are some tips:

  1. All plated products are subject to wear and tear, and the plating may eventually lose its original shine. Damaging factors include water, perspiration, cosmetics, perfume, the wearer’s own skin chemistry and even chemicals and gases in the air.

  2. Avoid wearing your Jewellery items while exercising, bathing, soaking or sleeping.

  3. Polish your jewellery regularly with a soft, non-abrasive cleaning cloth. It is easier to remove tarnish when it first appears. Avoid letting it build up.

  4. Dirt and dust from normal wear can be cleaned off with lukewarm, even mildly soapy water, and a soft cloth.

  5. Never use a dip or any cleaning solution which requires immersing your Jewellery in the liquid.

  6. Never immerse your Jewellery in water, as this can loosen the settings and cause other damage to the jewellery.

  7. Never immerse your Jewellery in chlorine, salt water, mineral springs, and suntan lotion. Avoid contact with household cleaners; some contain chlorine bleach, which will cause discoloration and also loosen the gemstones.

  8. Never use an ultrasonic cleaner, ammonia, or any chemical solution or abrasive cleaner to clean your Jewellery. Being porous, crystal gemstones may absorb chemicals, which build up inside and cause discoloration. Chemicals can also be corrosive.

  9. Heat and UV rays can destabilize some colors, so avoid leaving your Jewellery exposed to sunlight and heat for long periods of time. The heat and moisture from saunas and steam baths can also be damaging.

  10. In storage, never jumble several pieces of Jewellery together. Protect your Jewellery from rifts, scratches, chinks, cracks and other damage by keeping the Jewellery separated when stored. Use tissue paper, a soft cloth or individual pouches to separate your Jewellery, especially when traveling. Silver jewelry should ideally be stored in individual zipper plastic bags to avoid oxidization.

  11. Cool, dry places are recommended for Jewellery storage.