How To Care For Your Jewelry
Care and maintenance is the best way to keep your jewelry looking great. Making sure you take the proper steps to care for it will help ensure your beautiful pieces last for years to come!
It's not hard to keep your jewelry in great condition, you just have to know how!
- First and foremost: always use a soft cloth or polishing cloth when cleaning your jewelry. You can either use a cleaning solution or dish soap to clean it with, or even water if you need to get something extra dirty off. This may sound obvious but sometimes people tend to forget this step when they're trying new things out (especially when they're first learning). You don't want any scratches on those precious stones!
- When you're cleaning deeper crevices of your pieces, try using a toothbrush instead of using your fingers (or other tools) as it will reduce smudges from getting onto the stone itself.
- If there are any nooks and crannies that still look grimy after washing them in hot water then go ahead and give 'em another rinse with some warm water before drying them off again so nothing sticks permanently onto their surface—you'll thank yourself later for taking care now rather than having regrets later down the line."
For Silver Jewelry
- Use a soft cloth to clean silver.
- Use jewelry cleaner or water to remove dirt and grime.
- Don't use abrasives, bleach, hydrogen peroxide, or silver polishing cloths on your silver jewelry—it will only scratch the surface!
For Gold Plated Jewelry
If you have gold-plated jewelry, it's a good idea to clean it more often than the metal underneath. This is because the plating will wear off over time and you'll need to re-apply it. If your piece has a design or shape that makes cleaning difficult, I recommend taking it to a professional jeweler for polishing.
To clean gold-plated jewelry:
- Soak in warm water with dish soap
- Rub with a soft cloth until all of the dirt comes off (this may take some elbow grease)
- Rinse and dry thoroughly before storing or wearing again
- Polish with a soft cloth if necessary (be sure not to polish too much as this can damage the underlying metal). You can also use a polishing cloth designed specifically for jewelry care.
We hope this article has inspired you to take better care of your jewelry! We know how much it means to us, and we want everyone else to enjoy their pieces for years to come.
Remember that no matter what kind of jewelry you have, it's important not only for its beauty but also for its sentimental value.
So take care of it!
Until Next Time,