Our Art Pieces are made with finest sources and material to withstand daily rigorous lifestyle. But to keep it Sparkling as new here are some jewellery caring tips for you:
General Jewellery Care Tips:
- Wipe It time to time – There are a wide spectrum of things you apply to your face, neck and hands. Therefore, it is advisable that as you call it a day, take off your jewellery and gently wipe it with a soft cloth. It helps in getting rid of all the dust particles that have accumulated all through the day.
- Chemicals away from it – We all know how harmful chemicals can be, therefore experts always advise you to wear your jewellery after you are done putting on your makeup and spraying your perfume.
- Keep it away from harsh environment – This might also include the harsh sunlight that inadvertently has an impact on the durability and quality of the jewellery. The color of your jewellery might be severely compromised if it is exposed to harsh conditions for a prolonged period. Therefore, it is best to store it in a cool place when not in use.
- Different cleaning processes for different jewellery – There is a vast variety of jewellery types and qualities out there and each requires a certain way of cleaning and maintaining them. One process is not going to be applicable for all and hence you should be well-informed about what kind of jewellery you’re dealing with so that your cleaning process is on point.
Here Some Jewellery Tips for Specific Jewellery:
- Don’t use chlorine or abrasives when cleaning diamonds. These erode some of the metals often used in diamond settings, and may loosen prongs, or even dissolve the metal completely. Even though ammonia-based solutions haven’t been proven to damage the enhancement process, it is advised not to use them on clarity enhanced diamonds.
- Sometimes an ultrasonic cleaner is necessary to remove encrusted dirt on diamonds. By sending high frequency sound waves through a detergent solution, ultrasonic cleaners cause vibrating fluid to remove accumulated dirt and grime. However, they can also shake loose stones from their mount, so this method is best undertaken by a professional jeweler on an occasional basis.
Tips for General Care
- Don’t let your diamond come in contact with chlorine bleach when cleaning as it can damage and discolor the mount.
- Do see your jeweller every 6 – 12 months and have them check your ring and other precious pieces for loose prongs and wear of mountings. They should also be able to gently polish the jewelry too.
Storing Diamond Jewelry
- Keep your precious pieces in a fabric-lined jewelry case, or a box with compartments or dividers.
- lf you prefer to use ordinary boxes, wrap each piece individually in tissue paper.
- Don’t jumble your diamond pieces, because diamonds can scratch other jewelry and scratch each other.
- Don’t leave your ring on the rim of a sink when you remove it to wash your hands as it can easily slip down the drain.
- Gold is a soft metal making to susceptible to dings, scratches, and dents. Be mindful while storing them with other jewellery or doing some physical activities and chores.
- Chlorine is gold’s worst enemy with repeated exposure, it will weaken your gold jewelry’s structure and eventually lead it to breaking.
- For a soft hand clean up use a chamois cloth to retain the Lustre of gold.
- Don’t overdo when it comes to cleaning your gold jewellery, only when it is visibly dirty or has patina assembled.
Storing Gold Jewellery
- Pick a Proper Location to Store your Jewelry.
- Choose the Appropriate Method of Storing Your Jewelry
- Make an Inventory of All Your Jewelry
- Clean and Polish the Jewelry Before Storing.
- Store the Jewelry Separately
- Place Your Fine Jewelry in a Safe.
Additional golden tips:
- Remove before bathing/exercising
- Put them on last to avoid perfumes/lotions coming in contact with the metal
- Buff with silver polishing cloth.
- Store in a dry place when not in use. Ideally in the pouch we provide for your jewels.
- Scrub gently with a soft-bristled brush after soaking your piece in slight warmy and soapy water for a few minutes.
- Avoid wearing in the shower/pool/gym.
- Soap and water: This is our most recommended method because of the gentleness of soap and water. This should really be your first line of defense before trying anything else.
- Baking soda and water: If you come across suggestions to use toothpaste, we highly recommend you ignore that tip and use baking soda and water instead. When toothpastes were simple non-whitening, non-gel-based pastes, they could be used on your jewelry. However, they include many more ingredients now that may damage your silver. Instead make a paste from baking soda and water, apply a small amount onto a cloth or toothbrush and scrub gently.
- White vinegar and baking soda: This gentle cleaning method is great for removing heavy tarnish. Soak your sterling silver in ½ cup of white vinegar and 2 tbsp of baking soda (combine these in the sink and prepare yourself for the fizzing and foam) for two to three hours. Rinse jewelry and pat dry.
- Finish with a polish: After you’ve given your jewelry a good cleaning, you can finish the process by using a polishing cloth that’s specifically for sterling silver.
- Store the silver jewelry in airtight containers. Any storage containers can be used, but a designated jewelry bag can be more attractive.
- Keep the silver jewelry in a cool and dark place. That is because you must not expose them to tarnish fastening elements like light, moisture, and heat.
- You can put in the storage box the anti-tarnish strips to prevent the silver jewelry from tarnishing.
- Avoid storing them in boxes with paper, cardboard of cotton. All these may contain sulfur which may contribute to tarnish.