Care of Jewellery

Here are some suggestions to help you keep your jewellery looking new.

General Care

  • Always put your jewellery on after you have dressed and applied any cosmetics,
    deodorants,hairspray, perfume, lotions etc.
  • Don’t sleep with your jewellery on. This can cause stress on the components and will make them more likely to break.
  • Clean your jewellery after you have worn it with a soft cloth before putting it away. This will remove the oils from your skin and debris picked up throughout the day and help prevent tarnish.
  • Always remove your jewellery before swimming or showering.
  • When not wearing your jewellery store it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight, preferably in an air tight container to stop tarnishing.
  • Keep each piece separated in its Organza bag to avoid scratching.

Sterling Silver 

  • The first important way to keep jewellery from tarnishing is to keep it clean. If you put it
    away tarnished, the tarnish will get worse.
  • Exposure to air, humidity and moisture causes tarnish. To minimize tarnish, store your
    piece in an air tight container.
  • A gentle rub with a soft silver polishing cloth is usually enought to wipe away any tarnish.
  • A diluted solution of mild dish liquid and water can be used to clean your silver jewellery.
  • Be sure that you dry it thoroughly removing all traces of moisture before putting it away.

Copper 

Copper tarnishes over time just like silver – you can just keep it clean by wiping it with a soft cloth.

Glass Beads

  • Glass beads can be cleaned with mild dish soap and warm water. Rinse them well
    afterwards.
  • Dry them thoroughly with a soft cloth and make sure they are thoroughly dry
    before putting them away.

Freshwater Pearl 

  • Freshwater pearls are soft and can be easily scratched. An occasional cleaning with a moist, soft cloth is best.

Semi-Precious Gemstones

  • Wipe them gently with a moist cloth and then dry them with a soft, lint-free cloth before putting them away when completely dry.
  • Store semi-precious gemstones out of direct sunlight.
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