Jewelry Care Guide
Just like you, your jewelry deserves some TLC from time to time to make sure the quality and value is maintained. Whether you are giving extra attention to pieces you wear every day or regular love to your entire collection, we have some tips to help you keep your jewelry shining as bright as your smile.
A Jewelry Spa Treatment
HOW TO KEEP YOUR FINE JEWELRY CLEAN
Give your jewelry a trip to the spa — or jewelry cleaner! Over time, your jewelry accumulates dust, dirt, and oils that all dull its shine. Now it’s time to get it fresh and clean again.
One of the most important parts of your jewelry care routine should include scheduling annual cleaning and inspection visits with your jeweler. Not only do these appointments keep your jewelry looking fresh and clean, but they also provide your jeweler the chance to assess the state of your pieces. Are your stones secure? Are your prongs or clasps worn, weak, or broken? These conditions are easily remedied by professional jewelers and keep your favorite pieces in top shape for everyday wear.
There’s a Time and a Place
THE DOS AND DON’TS OF JEWELRY
Jewelry is meant to be shown off, right? Absolutely! But there are times when wearing a piece may do more harm than good. Let’s dive into some basic dos and don’ts.
Place jewelry in a safe space when swimming or exercising
Take extra care while wearing jewelry with softer gemstones
Keep jewelry away from chemicals and cleaning agents
Do not expose jewelry to hand sanitizers with less than 60% alcohol
Do not wear jewelry while sleeping
Do not store jewelry set with softer gemstones with other items that can scratch them
It’s always important to be aware of what will come into contact with your jewelry. Harsh chemicals and cleaning agents may damage your stones or the metal. Hard surfaces and even other pieces of jewelry can damage softer gemstones, such as pearls and Ethiopian opal.
Like we said, there’s a time and place for wearing jewelry. Taking that extra protective measure will elongate the life of your favorite pieces and save you in repair costs. When choosing to not wear jewelry, be sure it is stored in a safe place, such as a travel case or jewelry box.
HOW TO CARE FOR WHITE GOLD JEWELRY
When wearing white gold jewelry, have you ever noticed that the parts that come into contact with other objects might start to tarnish? If that’s the case, it just means the piece needs a new rhodium plating. Replating provides an extra layer of strength and durability as well as gives your white gold pieces an extra shine. Rhodium is also nickel-free, which makes it hypoallergenic. Ask your jeweler for their tips and tricks for taking care of your white gold jewelry during your next inspection.