Jewellery is one of our most cherished and intimate belongings. Therefore, understanding how to care for and maintain the appearance of your jewellery is important to help you prevent them from tarnishing and becoming dull. Read on to discover a few tips and tricks to keep your jewellery sparkling for years to come.
Keep Your Jewellery Away From Chemicals
Exposing your jewellery to many everyday substances can cause damage or discolour your jewellery. Substances such as:
- & other cosmetics
These can contain chemicals that may discolor or tarnish your jewellery. Be sure to remove any fine jewellery pieces when using household cleaners, or before applying the above-mentioned products.
What Are The Safest Cleaning Methods?
A method that works well with almost all types of jewellery is to wash each piece using warm water, a gentle liquid soap (no detergents), and a soft brush or cloth. Be sure to rinse the jewellery in a bowl to remove the cleaning solution; otherwise, you risk losing loose stones, or even whole pieces, if dropped in the sink drain! Dry each piece thoroughly once done washing to ensure that there is no rusting.
To remove tarnishing on your jewellery, you will want to use a polishing cloth to remove it. Once finished, give it a rinse off and then dry it off to remove any residue.
Safely Store Your Jewellery
Storing your jewellery properly makes a world of difference in taking care of your precious pieces. Storage is often an overlooked aspect when it comes to taking care of jewellery. Jewellery should never be tossed into a drawer or placed on top of a dresser, that’s just asking for trouble! Most jewellery comes with a box or anti-scratch pouch, and this is the perfect place to keep them in if you do not have a jewellery box. Jewellery boxes with individually padded slots for rings and posts for hanging necklaces and bracelets are ideal.
While the above mentioned are great tips to maintain your jewellery on your own, the best way is to come in and let us take care of it for you. Here at Diamonds For Less, we offer free check-ups and maintenance/cleaning, we suggest coming in for a proper cleaning every 6-months to a year. To book your appointment at Diamonds for Less in Toronto, please click here. If you have any questions about the upkeep of your jewellery, please contact us at 416-362-9944 or chat with us on our website!