How do You Take Care of Jewellery?

  1. Store jewelry in a dry, cool place away from direct sunlight and heat. This will prevent fading, discoloration, and damage to the metal and gemstones. Use a jewelry box or a soft pouch to keep each piece separate and prevent scratches and tangling.

  2. Clean jewelry regularly, using a soft cloth or a mild soap and water. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasives, as they can damage the metal and gemstones. For example, soaking gold jewelry in chlorine bleach can cause discoloration and damage to the metal. Be sure to rinse jewelry thoroughly and dry it completely before storing it.

  3. Avoid exposing jewelry to chemicals, such as chlorine and hairspray. Chemicals can damage the metal and discolor or erode the gemstones. For example, chlorine can cause gold to turn black and weaken the metal.

  4. Take off jewelry before engaging in physical activities, such as sports and housekeeping. This will prevent damage to the jewelry and injuries to yourself. Rings and bracelets are particularly vulnerable to damage during physical activities.

  5. Always put on jewelry last when getting ready, after applying makeup, lotion or perfume. This will prevent makeup, lotion, and perfume from getting onto your jewelry and potentially causing damage or discoloration.

  6. Keep in mind that some gemstones and metals require special care. Pearls, for example, should be strung on silk thread and should not be exposed to water or cosmetics. Opals should be kept out of direct sunlight and heat, as they can dry out and crack. Gold-plated jewelry should be handled with care, as the gold plating can wear off over time.

  7. Have your jewelry professionally inspected and cleaned at least once a year. This will help you catch any damage, wear, or loose stones early on and ensure that your jewelry is in good condition.

  8. Be mindful of how you handle your jewelry, try to avoid knocking them or dropping them, and be mindful of the environment you are in, like swimming pools and spas, as they have chemicals that may damage your jewelry.