All jewelry is incredibly precious to its owner, and we know it is often associated with a happy memory or occasion you will want to cherish forever. However the metals used in jewelry-making are soft and malleable so that they can be crafted to the precision required. They need regular care to ensure that they last a lifetime- and careful cleaning and caring for your jewelry means you will enjoy its beauty forever. So here are some tips to help you keep them always sparkling at their best!
Remove jewelry before showering or washing. Soap can cause a film to form on jewelry which can leave it looking dull.
Wiping with a soft cloth is an effective and inexpensive way to keep jewelry clean and polished.
Do not ever use toothpaste to clean jewelry. This home remedy is too abrasive and will damage your jewelry in the long run.
Be careful of chlorine. Especially at high temperatures, it can permanently damage and discolour jewelry.
Do not wear gold or silver while using chlorine bleach.
Do not wear gold or silver while in a swimming pool or hot tub.
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.
You can remove everyday build-ups of tarnish with jewelry cleaner. After brushing, simply rinse with lukewarm water and leave to dry.
Always clean earring hooks with a disinfectant swab before wearing new earrings.
Apply make-up, hair spray and perfume before putting on jewelry. The chemicals in these products can damage the finish of the precious metal and could also damage the gemstones.
Avoid keeping jewelry and gemstones in direct sunlight for long periods.
Above all, remember to put your pieces on rotation because all jewelry isn’t meant to be worn 24/7. Give it a break and show some love to other pieces of jewelry, So there you go- let us know what methods work best for you in the comments below!