Jewelry are a part of your life, Jewelries are forever, and Jewelry are a piece of you. But over time, all fine jewelry begins to lose its shine. Silver and other metals will eventually tarnish. Deposits of debris and daily grime will cause gemstones to look dull and dirty. Following a daily jewelry cleaning regimen and jewelry care best practices can preserve the life of your jewelry and keep it looking great for many years.
Here are some jewelry care tips to help you maintain the stunning appeal of your fine jewelry.
#𝑷𝒖𝒕 𝒊𝒕 𝒐𝒏 𝒍𝒂𝒔𝒕, 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒊𝒕 𝒐𝒇𝒇 𝒇𝒊𝒓𝒔𝒕!
Your jewelry should always be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off.
Keep it in their boxes and separately.
Gold, gems and pearls doesn't have the same hardness. Store them separately to keep them safe.
#𝑮𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒊𝒕 𝒂 𝒘𝒊𝒑𝒆!
At the end of the day, wipe your jewelry with a anti-tarnish cloth we gave you. Especially SILVER jewelry. This will make sure any lingering moisture, oils or dust is gone
#𝑪𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒏 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒋𝒆𝒘𝒆𝒍𝒓𝒚!
Such as your hair or your clothes, you should clean them to keep them shinny like the first day. Most colored gems can be cleaned with warm water, mild dish soap (no detergents) and a soft brush. A pulsed-water dental cleaning appliance and a soft, lint-free cloth can also be used. Be sure to rinse your jewelry in a glass of water to remove cleaning solutions, since you risk losing loose stones – or even an entire piece of jewelry - if you rinse directly in the sink. Soft gems, such as pearls, on the other hand, can easily scratch. Use a new, clean makeup brush and warm, soapy water to softly clean them. Lay a strand of pearls on a towel to dry. The wet silk thread can stretch − and attract dirt − so don’t touch your strand until it is completely dry. Pearls worn often should be restrung once a year.
#𝑷𝒍𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑱𝒆𝒘𝒆𝒍𝒓𝒚 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝑵𝑶𝑻 𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒊𝒏 𝒈𝒐𝒍𝒅
Plating on my jewelry is an option that I offer to my customer for free, but
as the plated is only superficial, it will stay more or less on it according to your
skin and habits. We can replated them for a small price without a problem.
#𝑲𝒆𝒆𝒑 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒋𝒆𝒘𝒆𝒍𝒓𝒚 𝒂𝒘𝒂𝒚 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒎𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒍𝒔
Exposure to chemicals can damage or discolor precious metals – gold, silver and platinum – and may harm some colored gems. Even everyday substances like hairspray, lotion, perfume or other cosmetics can contain chemicals that will permanently damage the surface of your pearls and other delicate or porous gems (like turquoise). Fine jewelry should be removed before diving into a chlorinated swimming pool or before using household cleaners. Many of these cleaners contain ammonia, which can be too harsh for delicate gems or vintage jewelry. Chlorine bleach, another common household solvent, can pit or damage gold alloys.
#𝑺𝒂𝒇𝒆𝒍𝒚 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒋𝒆𝒘𝒆𝒍𝒓𝒚
AT HOME : Proper jewelry storage is often overlooked. Jewelry should never be tossed into a drawer or on top of a dresser − that’s asking for scratches and damaged gems. Most jewelry pieces come in a box or pouch from the store, which is a perfect place to keep them. Sterling silver, for example, should be kept in an anti-tarnish bag or cloth. Jewelry boxes that feature individually padded slots for rings and posts for hanging necklaces and bracelets are also ideal. At the end of the day, wipe your jewelry with an anti-tarnish cloth before storing it away. This will make sure any lingering moisture, oils or dust is gone.
WHEN YOU TRAVEL: protect your jewelry pieces from scratches or other impact damage by padding it in a separate box or case.
SPECIAL NOTE FOR PEARLS AND OPALS
Pearls and opals draw moisture from the air, so storing your opal or pearl jewelry in a dry area, such as a safe deposit box, can sometimes do more harm than good.
#𝑷𝒖𝒕 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒑𝒊𝒆𝒄𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒏 𝒓𝒐𝒕𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒎 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒄𝒊𝒐𝒖𝒔𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒔
Jewelry isn’t meant to be worn 24/7, (like any of your shoes, dresses or handbag) give it a break and show some love to other pieces of jewelry. The swimming pool isn’t an ideal place for your fine jewelry. Neither is the gym, golf nor any sport that can put your jewelry in danger. Even when preparing a meal or doing household chores, it’s a good idea to store your jewelry in a safe place when you get home. Not only will this protect your treasured pieces from harsh chemicals and debris buildup, but it will also help you avoid losing your jewelry in the sink or hitting a pan when cooking and potentially damage the gem or gold surface.
𝐒𝐏𝐄𝐂𝐈𝐀𝐋 𝐂𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐒𝐔𝐌𝐌𝐄𝐑 𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐄
𝑺𝒘𝒊𝒎𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒑𝒐𝒐𝒍: Keep Fine jewelry away from chlorine and salt water! I know it is difficult but it is recommended to remove all jewelry before going into a swimming pool or salt water. WHY? Because Chlorine it a natural tarnishing product for silver, so you have a lot of chance to get your favorite necklace, ring or bracelet turn black after having fun in a pool treated with chlorine. Salt water harm less but it can damage the polishing surface or your jewels and making them looking more mat, less shinny. It can slowly erode the finish and polish of gemstones.
Don't wear jewelry when applying sunscreen, lotions, and when in the shower, ideally. According to the brand you choose there is more of less chemicals inside these lotions such as perfume and they will also keep a film stuck to your jewelry especially on the back of the gemstones where it is difficult to clean. Your Gem will be dull and dingy.
𝑱𝒆𝒕 𝒔𝒌𝒊? 𝑪𝒍𝒊𝒎𝒃𝒊𝒏𝒈? 𝑫𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑼𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒘𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒓?
When you are wearing jewelry during a workout, be sure the pieces are secure and will not get in the way. While necklaces and studs or small hoops may be safe, (might be depending on the sport you choose) rings and bracelets can get snagged, scratched or chipped on equipment. It is highly recommended to take off engagement rings when working out.
𝑫𝒐𝒆𝒔 𝒔𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒂𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒄𝒕 𝒎𝒚 𝒋𝒆𝒘𝒆𝒍𝒔?
Sand where microscopic piece of rough quartz? Also called is silica it is very abrasive (hardness 6 on Moss scale) and will wear off the surface of things like gold–plating, rhodium–plating, and vermeil but also scratches the surface of your gold jewelry which will lose their shine and sparkle. With gemstones, it depends on the hardness of the material. If it's a harder stone like a diamond, sapphire, or ruby, the sand won't hurt it. But if it's a softer stone, like a quartz mineral like amethyst or citrine, then it's a lot more likely to be damaged.