How to Care for Your Jewellery
Jewellery is more than just an accessory; it holds sentimental and emotional value. To ensure that your jewellery lasts for years to come and retains its appearance, it's important to take good care of it.
Keep reading for a comprehensive overview of how to care for your jewellery so that your special trinkets and treasures stay glistening forever.
Storing Your Jewellery
Storing your jewellery correctly is just as important as cleaning when it comes to taking care of your jewellery. Proper storage can prevent your jewellery from being damaged or scratched, as well as keep it organized and easily accessible.
When storing jewellery, it's important to keep it in a dry, cool place to prevent damage. We recommend storing your jewellery in the boxes and packaging it comes in.
Store jewellery in separate compartments to prevent scratching. Exposing your jewellery to direct sunlight, can cause fading or discolouration, so be sure to stock your jewels in boxes or kept in your cabinet.
When it comes to your sterling silver jewellery, store them in a lined jewellery box or tarnish-resistant bag.
Gemstones should also be stored in lined jewellery boxes or separate compartments. Take care not to expose porous gemstones to makeup, lotion, perfume, or hairspray.
Cleaning Your Jewellery
Regular cleaning is essential to keep your jewellery looking its best. Over time, dirt, grime, and oils can build up on jewellery, making it look dull and dirty. Cleaning your jewellery regularly will help remove these impurities and keep your jewellery looking new.
When it comes to cleaning different jewellery materials, there are specific methods to follow.
How to clean Gold-plated jewellery
- Wipe after each wear: When you remove your jewellery after the day, give it a quick wipe with a soft cloth or a jewellery cloth.
- Soak the jewellery: In a small bowl with warm water, add one piece of jewellery, and allow it to soak for about 5 to 10 minutes.
- Remove dirt: If there is any dirt clinging to the crevices of the jewellery, use a cotton swab or a soft-bristled baby toothbrush to gently remove it. Then rinse the piece thoroughly.
- Dry thoroughly: Using a soft, lint-free cloth, dry the jewellery and buff the surface, so it shines.
How to clean Gemstones
If your jewellery has precious or semi-precious stones in it, you're going to need to be more careful. Avoid soaking the jewellery, and don't use water that's too warm. Warm water could loosen the glue that may be adhering the stones to the jewellery. Instead, use a soft cloth to wipe the pieces regularly.
How to clean Sterling silver
The most efficacious way to clean sterling silver is to use warm water and mild bar soap. Liquid soap will likely leave a film on your jewellery, resulting in a dull finish.
Apply the warm, soapy water with a soft cloth or a very soft toothbrush. Rinse clean and gently pat dry with a soft cloth.
It's important to be mindful of the products you use when cleaning jewellery. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials, as they can damage or scratch your jewellery.
Maintenance of Jewellery
Regular assessment of your jewellery is essential to ensure that it is in good condition. Look for signs of damage or wear, and take your jewellery to a professional for repair or restoration services if needed.
Taking good care of your jewellery is essential to ensure that it lasts for years to come and retains its appearance. Regular cleaning, proper storage, and maintenance are all key to keeping your jewellery in top condition. By following the tips outlined in this guide, you can help protect your jewellery and preserve its beauty for years to come.