It's often considered an excellent investment to buy jewellery, and, to many people, the pieces hold a lot of sentimental significance. For this reason, it's important to take care of your jewellery so it stays looking great for years.
From scuffing our favourite bracelets to losing the luster of our earrings ― the pain is universal and we've overlooked the importance of taking care of our jewellery.
Below you will find a list of resources to help you along the way. Whether you're looking for tips on cleaning your jewelry or storing them, look no further because we’ve got you covered!
The Ultimate Jewellery Care Guide for 2022
Prevention Is Better Than Cure
A worn-out earring backing, a pendant that has become scratched over time– lost or broken jewellery can be heartbreaking. Here’s how you can do jewellery care to prevent damage::
Here Are The Basics
- Be sure to remove them before you sleep, shower, and exercise.
- To avoid getting products on jewellery, apply lotions and perfumes before putting them on.
- Keeping your jewellery safe from chemicals like household cleaners
Keep An Eye On Your Jewelry
Watch out for signs that your jewelry needs some care before it becomes too late to prevent further damage.
- Watch out for fragile links in necklace chains
- Check the earring backs for durability
- Make sure hinged parts are not moving too much
- Make sure the stone is set properly.
- Make sure bracelets and necklaces have working buckles.
Jewellery care is all about these little things!
Storing Your Jewellery
If you are like most people, you may tend to throw away jewellery onto your dresser after a long day at the office or dump unworn pieces straight into your jewellery box. We have all done it, but you can do jewellery care in much better ways not just to make it more organized, but also to keep it looking great.
Organize Your Jewellery By Type –
If your jewelry collection is cluttered, you'll have a lot more trouble finding the ring or bracelet you need for dinner if it's a mess! So dip your toes into these jewellery care tips-
- Precious and Fashion jewellery are two different things and must not be mingled together!
- Also because different metals are likely to react to each other when stored in close proximity.
- Earrings at one box; ring in another one; pendants in the third box, and so on. Dividing drawers with jewelry trays will make them easier to organize.
See, jewellery care is that easy!
Preserve delicate jewellery –
A piece of jewellery may be more delicate by design, or its metal may make it more fragile. It is best to store such intricate pieces wrapped up in cloth or soft velvet satchels or a microfiber cloth (available at our store) to prevent scratching and tangling.
Get a high-quality jewellery box –
Get a handle on how much jewelry you have and upgrade to a proper jewellery box. If you have a combo of high-end, designer, and casual jewellery, this will be a lifesaver. Choose a bag with a fabric lining specifically designed for delicate, smaller items. (You can get one here)
Taking care of your precious pieces like this is what we call jewellery care at it's finest!
Keeping Jewellery From Tarnishing
In particular, jewellery made of gold and silver is vulnerable to moisture and air, which will cause it to tarnish, or turn black over time. Luckily, getting rid of tarnish isn’t hard, yet don’t you prefer not to have to deal with it? Here’s how you won’t get caught up in that hassle:
Jewellery should be stored dry –
Easy as pie! In case you get caught in the rain or shower while wearing your jewellery, be sure to dry it thoroughly. Silver jewellery in particular needs this.
Remove dirt and grime with a polish –
Ensure that your jewellery is clean and shiny before storing it by wiping it with a gentle jewellery cloth to keep it shiny.
A lower humidity level –
Tarnishing occurs mainly due to humidity, and ofcourse, when jewellery care is not done properly. Which is why you should keep your jewellery away from humid areas. The easiest way to keep jewellery dry is to keep it next to silica gel packets.The easiest way to keep jewellery dry is to keep it next to silica gel packets.
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Cleaning Silver & Gold Jewellery
Silver & gold attract everyone's attention with their stunning radiance. They're readily available and make an excellent gift, but caring for them can easily fall to the wayside, as most people don't have time to devote to them. But fear not—we've got you covered with some simple ways for keeping your precious jewellery in mint condition!
Jewellery cleaning is pretty quick and easy. These methods will help you remove tarnish and grime on your jewellery:
Dish Soap Method
Using this method is one of the simplest. Pour some dish soap into warm water, stir until bubbles form, then dunk your jewellery in it for up to 10 minutes. Next, clean any crevices that are hard to reach with a soft toothbrush. Let dry, then polish with a soft microfibre cloth available at our store.
It's that simple to maintain your jewelry!
Get A Jeweler To Look At It
When schmutz coats your jewellery – or when you can't access the settings without damaging them – you shouldn't hesitate to take it to a jeweler for professional cleaning.
Jewellery care is no rocket science! So follow these small and simple steps to keep away from all the hassle!
Things You Should NOT Do While Cleaning Your Jewellery
It's okay to use a lot of internet cleaning methods for jewellery care for short-term cleaning, but doing so can lead to all kinds of damage in the long run. Keep away from –
It's everywhere online. Cleaning things at home using products found in your bathroom! Well, keep your pieces of jewellery away from such DIYs. Toothpaste is an aggressive substance that will gradually degrade the metal in your jewelry.
- Lemon juice
There is a reputation for lemon juice being a brightening agent. Surely this sour citrus can brighten and lighten your hair, but certainly not your jewelry. Lemon juice is extremely acidic. In the case of sturdier jewelry, this might be okay, however, when it comes to soft or plated jewelry, it's not a good idea.
Isn't bleach capable of cleaning anything? Your house most likely has this great disinfectant. Jewelry cleaning with these can create plenty of problems. Bleach is extremely powerful, especially when undiluted. Almost any metal can be damaged by bleach, including gold.
It doesn't matter if it is a diamond engagement ring or fashion jewelry, you probably own some of the most sentimental, exquisite (and perhaps costly) pieces — but do you take care of your possessions with utmost care? It's high time you do.