Caring for Your Jewelry - the Golden Rule

11 Nov.,2022

We are always careful when it comes to caring for expensive jewelry.


We are always careful when it comes to caring for expensive jewelry. There are different ways to care for different jewelry, this article summarizes three ways to care for your jewelry, keep reading for more information.

There are many types of small machines on the market - ultrasonic cleaners - that can clean jewelry in a matter of minutes using high-frequency sound. While they can be a convenient way to clean jewelry quickly at home. However, ultrasonic cleaners can damage some jewelry, and prolonged use can cause stones to fall out of their settings.
For this reason, it is best to contact your jeweler at least once a year to check your jewelry for loose claws, worn mounts, and general wear and tear. Visit your jeweler every six months to have your jewelry professionally cleaned. 


Jewelry boxes


Jewelry boxes


Different jewelry care solutions



Gold Jewelry


When you purchase gold jewelry, be sure to store it in a box with a satin or velvet lining. Gold jewelry should not be stored in pouches as this can cause scratches and wear when the gold pieces rub against each other. This is even more likely if the ornament is set with diamonds or other hard stones. Ideally, two different types of gold jewelry should not be placed in the same box. Wrap smaller pieces of jewelry separately in thin paper and place them in the box to prevent them from being scratched. 


Cleaning gold jewelry


It is best to use a soft cleaning cloth, chamois, or synthetic chamois to clean your jewelry. A good quality gold cleaning solution will also help maintain the brilliance of your gold jewelry. When cleaning jewelry, always use soft, non-abrasive materials. A good cleaning solution can be used on intricate jewelry with delicate links that may be beyond the reach of a cloth. Occasionally, gold jewelry should be cleaned by immersing it in boiling water with a little sodium bicarbonate for half a minute. Lay down one piece of jewelry at a time and remove it. Then wipe immediately with a soft cloth.


Jewelry boxes

Jewelry boxes


Pearl Jewelry


When you remove your jewelry, wipe it carefully with a soft cloth to remove any traces of these substances.


Pearl wear 


Cosmetic and skincare products and other beauty aids consist of chemicals and acids that can harm pearls. You should therefore wear your pearls a few minutes after applying beauty aids. 


Pearl Cleaning 


Do not use detergents, bleach, or powdered cleaners to clean your pearls. All these cleaners can damage the surface of the pearls. Never use toothbrushes or coarse cloths to clean or smooth pearls. They can scratch the surface of the pearls. After wearing your pearls, wash your pearl jewelry with mild soap and water and let them dry before putting them back in their jewelry box. 


Pearl Storage 


Since pearls are soft stones, they should be stored in soft jewelry boxes and jewelry bags where they will not scratch them. In addition, pearls become brittle and break when dehydrated, so do not store them near heaters or in areas with strong sunlight.


Pearl Strings 


Makeup, sweat, oils, and daily wear can weaken and stretch the strands of hanging pearls. Therefore, it is best to bring your pearls back to your jeweler once a year for re-stringing. Make sure the pearls are knotted between each pearl. This will prevent the pearls from rubbing against each other and will keep them from falling apart if the string breaks. 


Antique Jewelry 


Always handle antique jewelry with great care. Wipe them with a soft cotton cloth or have them cleaned by a reliable jeweler. Never mix jewelry in very small containers. Also, remember to keep your real gold jewelry away from costume jewelry. Always store different carats of jewelry separately.


We hope that the information provided will help you to take care of your jewelry. Are you preparing to find a reliable jewelry box supplier? If so, you have come to the right place.
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