The Art of Caring for Your Favourite Jewellery

When you spend a lot of money on jewellery, you will be wanting to keep it for the long-term. This means looking after it in the best way that you can. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t care for their jewellery properly so it becomes scuffed, discoloured and damaged over time. So you don’t end up becoming one of these people, we are going to focus on a few ways in which you can better care for your favourite jewellery and keep it looking great for life. You are likely to be getting your finest pieces out ready for the Christmas party season. Little and often is a good mantra to follow, and many of the techniques that we will discuss here only take a matter of minutes or even seconds.

Sparkling Silver

A mild liquid detergent solution is the best way to care for your silver jewellery when you are at home. Mild is the optimum world as you don’t want to choose anything which includes a bleaching agent, abrasives or ammonia. A warm solution made up of water and detergent is what you should be aiming for. When you are soaking it, don’t keep it there for too long or it can end up oxidising over time - a minute should be long enough. Rinse it clean afterwards. Any stubborn dirt and dust can be removed with a soft brush. Finally, dry the item(s) with a soft cloth.

Glittering Gold

When you are putting on your outfit, put on your gold jewellery last after you have already applied any cosmetics or other chemical substances. After you have worn your jewellery, you should wipe it down with a soft cloth each and every time. Store the pieces separately in a box or pouch to avoid them getting scratched. As for cleaning, you can use a similar approach to the one listed above for silver jewellery.

Wonderful Watches

Clean your watch on a regular basis, using a soft cloth to remove any dirt or dust. You should aim to get it serviced every two or three years by a professional who specialises in that particular brand so find out how to find the right omega watch repair if you own one of these. Know the water resistance of your watch - it is always the best to avoid it if you aren’t sure, especially if your watch has a leather strap as this will weaken it over time. Try to avoid exposing it to direct sunlight and store it in a box for protection when you are not wearing it. The crystal of the watch needs to be taken particular care of, so you need to take extra precautions to avoid banging this. Don’t let your watch come into contact with any magnets as this can affect the timekeeping of your piece.  

Dazzling Diamonds

Keep any diamond jewellery that you own away from chlorine or other chemicals which are likely to damage it. Like gold, you should keep it separately from your other items of jewellery to avoid it getting scratched as much as possible. Soak the diamond in an ammonia-based household cleaner and try brushing it with a soft, clean toothbrush to remove any dirt which has accumulated. Be careful when doing this - diamonds may be strong but they are not indestructible!

Charming Coloured Stones

A common trait of jewellery owners is that they forget to wipe the items down after wearing. This is particularly important if you have pieces which feature coloured gemstones. After you have worn these pieces, clean them with a soft and slightly damp cloth or tissue. This is only a small task but you should notice a big difference. Clean the pieces in a similar way to the methods already listed above.

As you can see from the tips, tricks and techniques listed above, taking care of your different items of jewellery doesn’t have to be overly challenging, but it is an important task to ensure that it continues looking at its best. In general, you need to avoid getting your jewellery in contact with any chemicals which could be harmful to it. You should take steps to clean the items on a regular basis, using a gentle solution and a soft brush that is not going to scratch them. When you are not wearing your jewellery, make sure that you store it carefully so it doesn’t incur any damage.  


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