If you have a fine jewelry collection, it is important to take care of it. Unfortunately, there are many things that can happen to your pieces if you do not treat them correctly. This blog post will provide information on the best ways to care for your jewelry and why getting it professionally cleaned every six months is so important!
#1 Keep it From Getting Tangled
In order to keep your jewelry from tangling and becoming hard to separate when putting on/taking off each day, use an organized box for storage instead of keeping them loose in a drawer. You can also store multiple necklaces together with small bead chains, so they don’t get mixed up during wearings!
#2 Take it to Cleaners to Get Polished
A great way to keep your jewelry looking shiny is by taking it to a professional jeweler for polishing every six months. On average most rings should be professionally cleaned at least once every six months, so they continue to look great! This is especially true for rings with stones in them. This will get rid of any dirt or grime that has built up over time and bring back the luster! Plus, if you have diamonds in your pieces, this can help them remain sparkling too!
Also, remember that oxidization (like with silver chains/pendants) can happen, so take care when washing these types of items as well since water can cause damage quickly. If there are certain pieces you wear frequently – such as bracelets – then consider having them re-plated instead of getting the entire piece polished again. It’s cheaper than buying new ones all the time!
#3 Keep Them Away from Dangerous Substances
No matter what type of jewelry you have, it is important to keep them away from chemicals since they can cause damage. This includes perfumes, hair products with heavy ingredients, and even some soaps!
Also, remember that strong cleaners such as bleach or acetone should be avoided, too, since these will strip the metals–including gold!–of any luster over time. It’s best just to take off your rings before showering for this reason, along with wearing cheaper pieces during activities like swimming where a lot of water may get on it unexpectedly.
Finally, avoid getting chlorine near pearls (or other types of natural stones used in necklaces/bracelets, etc.) because this chemical combination could actually destroy them if exposed repeatedly.
#4 What Not to Do
One of the many things you shouldn’t do is try fixing your jewelry yourself. If there are pieces that have been broken or need restringing from normal wear, it is best to take those to a professional jeweler for proper care. The last thing you want is to lose an expensive piece because you tried fixing it yourself! And remember: never clean any jewelry with harsh chemicals like bleach as this will discolor all types of metals. Only use warm water if necessary and dry well before storing away!
By utilizing the above tips, your jewelry will be looking as fantastic as ever, and you’ll be able to enjoy them for years to come!