Jewelry Care Guide
Jewelry is a special part of every woman's life. Whether it's a family heirloom or a gift from a loved one, jewelry is an extension of who we are. But if you're not careful, your beautiful pieces can start to look tarnished and worn out. Here's how to keep your favorite bling sparkling for years with just a few small steps in between wearing's:
Avoid getting wet.
You should avoid getting your jewelry wet. This includes wearing it in the shower, bath and swimming pool, or otherwise getting it wet.
Don’t wear your jewelry when you go swimming, showering or swimming as this can cause damage to the metal and stones. Take off all jewelry before going into water.
Remove before sleep.
If you're like me, you leave your jewelry on while sleeping. This is a bad idea because it can scratch you and cause irritation to the skin. If it scratches itself, then the gold or silver finish will be damaged.
If this happens while you are wearing it, there's a good chance that your jewelry will fall off in the middle of the night—which would make for quite a stressful morning!
Avoid wearing jewelry while working out.
While it’s tempting to grab your favorite charm bracelet and put it on before heading out for a run, you should know that there are many reasons why you shouldn’t. First of all, your jewelry could get caught on equipment and cause injury or damage. Second, if the piece is tight enough to stay on during exercise, it may also be too tight for comfort — especially if worn for long periods of time. Finally, even if everything goes smoothly when you are working out with your fine accessories (aside from the possibility of them getting damaged), they will still be exposed to sweat and other elements that could harm their shiny finish.
Avoid contact with lotion, makeup, or perfume.
Avoid contact with lotions, makeup, or perfume.
Lotion can leave a residue on your jewelry; this residue can cause damage to the finish of your jewelry.
Perfumes and makeup can leave chemicals on your jewelry that could damage its integrity over time.
Clean your jewelry regularly.
Jewelry, like other fine pieces of art, is a work of art. It deserves to be treated as such. One way to make sure your jewelry stays in good condition is to clean it regularly. There are many methods for cleaning jewelry but here are some tips that will help you maintain the beauty of your precious metal pieces:
Use a soft cloth or a special cleaning cloth designed for use with jewelry. Do not use abrasive cleaners such as baking soda or toothpaste! These products can scratch or otherwise damage the surface of your jewelry and make it appear duller than before you started cleaning it.
Keep an eye out for stains on gold or silver pieces; they can indicate oxidation (which could eventually cause discoloration). To remove these stains: soak the piece in warm water with dish detergent overnight (this should remove most stains), then gently rub any remaining residue off using a soft cloth dipped in rubbing alcohol (if necessary).
Store your jewelry separately.
There are a few simple things to keep in mind when storing your jewelry.
Keep each piece of jewelry separate from the others. This is important because the metals and stones in your pieces can damage one another by rubbing against one another or coming into contact with chemicals such as perfume or makeup. Also, if any of your jewelry gets tangled up together it can be more difficult to find later on!
Store them somewhere safe and away from extreme temperatures. The best way to do this is with a jewelry box—a box specifically designed for this purpose!
Small effort can keep your jewelry sparkling for years.
We all want to keep our jewelry sparkling for years, but how many of us actually do? Jewelry is a personal item that's meant to be worn every day and loved. But if you're like most people, your jewelry box is full of neglected pieces that are in need of some love. The good news? There’s no reason why you can't take care of your jewels the way they deserve—you just need some simple tips and tricks on how to do it right!
To keep your jewelry looking its best, it’s important to take good care of it. Following this simple advice will help you keep your jewelry in great condition for years to come.