Jewellery is often an investment, either a financial or a sentimental one.
We also should not forget that jewellery has always been used to add shine and beauty to the wearer, therefore, it is important to take care of your jewellery to make sure they look their best for years to come and to keep their shine and sparkle forever.. Whether you are trying to clean a diamond engagement ring,a silver necklace or a gold bracelet, follow our guide and take care of your jewellery with awareness.*
* It is mostly advised to take your jewellery off if you’re involved in any activity which could scratch, knock or damage it,or even which could injure you.
* It is not advised to wear your jewellery while gardening, moving homes or sailing, or other intensive activities. Note that excesive oxygen is the main reason of jewellery oxidation.
* Take it off when you go to bed.
* Keep it well away from chemicals, such as body lotions, perfumes , sunscreen lotion , especially chlorine. If it does come into contact with chemicals, rinse it in water immediately.
Organic gemstones like pearls and opals are particularly vulnerable to acids.
* Store it separately, ideally in a soft-lined box or case, so that your favourite pieces don’t tangle, rub or scratch one another. Pearls in particular should be kept separately as they are easily scratched by hard gemstones.
* Make sure chains and necklaces are fastened when storing to avoid tangling.
* When storing jewellery, please keep it away from sunlight, excessive heat or damp conditions.
* If you live in a mediterranean country, please remember that your jewellery’s colour may be influenced during the hot summer months.
* rub your piece of jewellery gently with the special soft piece of fabric regularly.
* if the shine starts to blur (due to hot and humid weather for instance) rub your piece of jewellery, gently, with toothpaste.
(* Please note that sentences and paragraphs have been kindly used from the National Association of Jewellers U.K” website.
You can find more detailed information on https://www.naj.co.uk/advice/Caring-for-Jewellery)