Caring for your Jewelry


Most people unfortunately overlook the proper care of their jewelry, resulting wear and tear and the unnecessary devaluation of their items. While specific cleaning techniques exist for different items here are some basics.

For their protection, always remove your jewelry when engaging in activities that risk impact or exposure to chemicals (e.g. sports or housework). If you cannot remove your rings when using strong cleaning products (i.e. Ammonia based), protect your jewelry (and your skin) by wearing rubber gloves.

While rings and bracelets are most affected by daily wear, earrings, necklaces and even pendants are subject to chemical damage, especially if worn while make-up, fragrances and hair products are applied.

If you own pearl or bead necklaces, you should have a jeweler restring them about every three years (or less if you wear them frequently).

Try not to remove your jewelry by pulling on the gem. You may risk loosening the gems from their settings.

Always check for loose gems and clasps before wearing your jewelry.

It is very important to check to see that your items clasp has been securely attached. Make a point checking to see if your jewelry is still properly secure while wearing them.

To avoid your gems and metal jewelry scratching each other, never store your jewelry in your coin purse. Wrap and store them separately in a jewelry box.

The safest method of cleaning most jewelry is to use a mild warm soapy water solution and a soft bristle brush or cloth and pat dry.


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