Your jewellery is precious both in market & sentimental value, so it’s worth maintaining it correctly for longevity. We give you the best jewellery care tips.
There’s a certain excitement that comes with purchasing brand new jewellery or receiving it wrapped up in a box as a special gift. It’s breathtaking and gives you butterflies within. So how do you make that feeling last?
With proper care and maintenance, you can make that sparkle last forever on your diamonds, gemstones, bracelets and necklaces. Every time you glance at that wedding ring on your finger or open your jewellery box, the glimmer will be just as it was the first time you laid eyes on your gems.
Here’s how to look after your jewellery with loving care.
Exposure to moisture will reduce your jewellery’s lifespan. Storing it in an airtight Ziplock bag is one way to do this. Try not to apply lotions or skincare products while wearing your jewellery. Chalk absorbs moisture, so it may help to keep a piece of chalk in your jewellery box.
Store Safely When Not In Use
Be sure to keep special occasion jewellery safe in a softly lined jewellery box or in the original box when not in use. The jewellery you wear daily, such as wedding rings, bracelets or necklaces, should be removed before sleeping. Place it in a silky cloth or a special, designated bowl by your bedside. Never put jewellery directly on wood, as the chemical wood finishes could stain and cause your pieces to tarnish.
Reduce Exposure To Sun
Overexposure to the sun can be harmful to your jewellery. The colour of certain gemstones can change or even fade when left out in the sun. Some specialists even recommend keeping your jewellery away from other heat sources too. Moderate conditions are best for wearing and storage if you want your most valued accessories to give you years of aesthetic appeal.
A simple, gentle wash from time to time is a good idea to keep your jewels clean and free of dust or grime. Don't be fooled by home remedies like using toothpaste to restore your jewellery’s shine, as this can be too brittle. Instead, a simple wash with a few drops of dishwashing soap and water is just fine. Give it a rinse and buff it dry with a soft cloth.
Jeffrey McConaghy Jeweller has decades of experience in jewellery crafting, repairs, remodelling and restoration. We can advise you on the best care methods for your diamonds, gemstones, bracelets and more. Contact us for a quote.