Take Care of Your JewelryFebruary 27th, 2011 | Uncategorized |
Taking Care of Your Jewelry
Protect all your jewelry from scratches, sharp blows, chemicals, extreme temperatures, and sunlight.
After each wearing, gently wipe each piece of jewelry clean with a piece of cotton cloth.
Store your jewelry separately, so it doesn’t scratch other jewelry.
Remove jewelry when doing house work such as gardening, cleaning, household repairs or other strenuous activities.
Apply make- up and hair spray before putting on your jewelry, because make- up and hair spray contain chemicals that may affect your jewelry.
Do not store jewelry next to heating vents, window sills, or cars.
Store your jewelry away from sunlight. The sun may fade some gemstones.
Do not wear jewelry in a pool, hot tub or bathing. The chlorine in the water can damage various gemstones and metals including gold.
Always store bead necklaces strung on silk flat because silk stretches over time.
Frequently cleaning is recommended to maintain its true beauty.
Commercial Silver/Gold Cleaners
Read the label, and if in doubt, do not use a chemical cleaner. Some gemstones cannot be placed in commercial cleaners: pearls, lapis lazuli, malachite, opals, corals, and turquoise.
Jewelry Polish Cloths
Use lightly to restore luster. Do not press hard when polishing gold filled or plated or you will damage the surface.
Easy Homemade Solutions
The best way to clean in places where a polishing cloth cannot reach is simple. To keep your jewelry in top condition, use clean lukewarm water and a small amount of mild washing up liquid.
Let us protect our pretty jewelry together!