Will your jewellery always look as beautiful as it did on the day you bought it? The answer to this question depends upon how well you treat it. If you toss your jewellery absent-mindedly into a jewellery box, only taking it out when you need to wear it, then probably not. Like most other things, your jewellery also responds to tender loving care. If you treat your jewellery right, it’s going to look beautiful and sparkly for many years to come. Different kinds of gold need different kinds of care. Here are five tips to help you take proper care of your jewellery.
Don’t let anything dull your gold
Unlike silver, gold is a much more durable metal and does not get tarnished. However, time can take its toll on your lustrous gold jewellery. Body lotions, perfumes and pollution can conspire to make your gold jewellery look dull. All you need to restore its shine is some warm water and liquid detergent. Mix a drop of detergent in a bowl of warm water and let your gold jewellerysoak in it for a few minutes. Gently scrub it with a baby toothbrush and wipe dry with a microfiber cloth. As with all other jewellery, you can prevent it from getting damaged by making sure it’s the last thing you put on. If you get your lotions, perfumes and makeup on it, they can damage the jewellery. With proper care, gold jewellery, such as these Avinata gold earrings, can look as good as new forever.
Protect your silver from tarnish
Silver is often our favouritejewellery to wear in the workplace. Unfortunately, silver is notorious for tarnishing easily. Luckily though, there are plenty of ways to both prevent and treat tarnish. Always store your silver in an airtight box to prevent air from getting in and oxidising it. Silver is also a very soft material, so make sure you store it individually or it might get scratched. Always clean it with a microfiber cloth to prevent any scratches and never, ever clean it with a toothbrush. If your silver does get tarnished, you can take it to a reputed jeweler like Zaamor, to remove the tarnish and bring your silver back to its former glory.
Keep pearls safe from damage
Pearls are timeless style statements, like this Vrishni pearl pendant. There are plenty of interesting facts about pearls and one of them is that they are also very soft, sensitive stones that need to be taken special care of. Always store your pearl jewellery individually because they can get easily scratched by other stones and metals. You also need to wipe down your pearls with a dry cloth each time after you wear it. Your natural oils and sweat can corrode these soft stones and damage them permanently. You can even add a tiny bit of olive oil to the cloth you’re wiping them with for added shine. Never use commercial jewellery cleaners to clean your pearls because the chemicals in them can be too strong.
Prevent gemstones from getting scratched
Gemstones are unique pieces of jewellery and don’t get damaged easily. However, if you’re too careless with them, then even they aren’t completely damage-resistant. Always remove any gemstone jewellery you’re wearing before you do strenuous tasks because they might break. If you have a habit of removing your rings by tugging on them at the stone, then this might loosen the stone and cause them to fall out. You should also store your gemstone jewellery in separate pouches in case harder stones scratch the softer ones. These Serenity sapphire and diamond earringswill make beautiful additions to your gemstone jewellery collection.
Let your diamonds sparkle
Diamonds are the hardest gemstone of all, but that doesn’t mean they’re indestructible. Diamond rings, in particular, can accumulate dust and grime, making them look less sparkly with time. Every few months, soak your diamond rings in warm soapy water and scrub them gently with a toothbrush. Diamonds are hard, so they won’t get scratched from the bristles. Always remove your diamond jewellery before you do something strenuous or you might end up chipping it. Diamond jewellery should also be the last thing you put on, so they don’t come into too much contact with your lotions, makeup and perfume. This Dandelion diamond ring is perfect for everyday wear and will maintain its sparkle for years to come.
With these tips, you’ll be able to keep your jewellery looking beautiful and flawless.
Source : Zaamor Diamonds