to take care of your jewellery
clean piece of jewellery is a piece that will last you a lifetime or more.
Here's how to make yours look great forever.
all jewellery before taking a shower or cleaning. Soap can cause a film
to form on jewellery making it dull.
are many commercial cleaners available to clean jewellery at home. You
will find a soft chamois cloth an effective and inexpensive way to keep
your jewellery lustrous and shining.
- Be careful
of chlorine. Chlorine, especially at high temperatures can permanently
damage and discolour your jewellery. Do not wear gold while using chlorine
bleach or while in a pool or hot tub.
- You can
remove tarnish with jewellery cleaner or by using soap and water. After
brushing simply rinse with lukewarm water and allow to dry.
can be removed from plain gold jewellery by dipping it in plain alcohol.
to store your jewellery when not in use
not wearing jewellery store it in soft cloth pouches , soft cloth wraps
and plastic ziplock bags.
should lie flat to avoid kinks.
is strong but can still be scratched. So avoid placing pieces atop each
other in a jewellery box or drawer.
your ornaments in a dry place. Avoid extreme temperatures.
store jewellery in separate pouches or wraps. Don't stuff them into
your jewellery box. Overcrowding could mean misplaced gems or lost jewellery
if a small piece falls unnoticed from the case. You could even inadvertently
bend a fragile piece or chip a delicate stone.
you travel for your honeymoon
- Don’t pack jewellery in bags that you wont be carrying yourself.
leave jewellery in a hotel room. Keep it in the hotel's safety deposit
box when you are not wearing it.
a body pouch under your clothing if you must carry a valuable piece
go sightseeing with valuables in your purse or pocket.
Don'ts for jewellery
- Keep your
jewels clean. Care for them at home as well as take them to the jeweller
for periodic cleanings.
all clasps and prongs for gemstone security. Check gemstones themselves
for any damage that may warrant recutting or repolishing.
earrings, gold chains or pendants on the rim of a sink or edge of a
bathtub, they can easily slip down the drain.
- Wear makeup
and hairspray over jewellery. Chemicals can damage it.
- Don’t wear coloured gems in sunlight, rose quartz and amethyst they may fade.
use toothpaste to clean jewellery.