"Take care of your jewelry and it will shine for years. While every piece of jewelry looks beautiful, they can end up looking faded and may lose their shine if not cared for well. If you want your jewelry to look great for the years ahead, then you need to take good care of it. Follow these simple steps to take great care of your jewelry."
- Avoid spraying perfume directly on your jewelry. Always wear your jewelry after you've sprayed your perfume.
- Store your jewelry pieces in a cool, dry place. Preferably in a box or pouch that comes with your jewelry pieces.
- We recommended removing your jewelry before steeping in to your shower as well as your rings before hand-washing to keep it shiny longer.
- Avoid swimming with your pieces sometimes chlorine and sea water react with the metals and can cause it to tarnish.
- Lotions & creams may contains acidic ingredients that react with your metals. Avoid moisturizing while wearing your rings.
- Remove your pieces before going to bed to avoid any accidents that may causes damage to your pieces.
- Project your pieces from sharp blows, scratches, chemicals and abrasives.
- When not in use, it is best to store your jewelry pieces in airtight zip bags or soft anti-tarnish pouches.
Solid gold is highest quality metal for your jewelry. It won't tarnish or change colors and, in 10k, 14k or 18 karat, it's harder than silver thus more resistant to dents and scratches.
You still need to take care of it though, so we advise you try to avoid abrasives and chemicals as they can damage or even remove some of the gold. Other than that though, gold jewelry is something you can put on and *almost never take off.
If your gold jewelry gets dirty, soak it in a bowl of warm water with a few drops of mild dish soap. After about 15 minutes, gently brush off the loosened dirt with a soft bristled toothbrush. Make sure to dry the piece completely before use or storage.
Oxidation is the blackening of silver by dipping it in a chemical solution of Liver of Sulfur. It is a semi-permanent treatment that lightens over time with wear. A coating of food-grade wax has been applied to the prolong the color but precautions should still be taken.
To protect the surface color, avoid contact with lotions, perfumes etc. Remove rings when washing hands and do not wear your jewelry in the shower or to sleep.
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight metals.
That is why you might commonly hear it called 925 silver.
Sterling silver is a great metal for jewelry. It is long wearing and easy to clean. While contact with the air will cause the surface of your silver to darken (called tarnish), it is easily cleaned up with a soft polishing cloth, or using this hands-off method.
The best way to prevent tarnish on your sterling pieces is actually to wear them. The friction against your skin will rub off tarnish as it forms. You can wear your sterling in the shower or to bed, but still remove it during activities where it will have contact with chemicals such as swimming or cleaning.
CLEAN YOUR JEWELRY AT HOME
If you've ever found a forgotten piece of silver jewelry in the bottom of your jewelry box - dark, dingy and no longer the least bit shiny - then you're no stranger to tarnish.
WHAT IS TARNISH?
It's a chemical reaction between silver and the sulfur in the air. Given enough time, it is pretty unavoidable unless you vacuum seal your jewelry between wears. LOL not going to happen.
So what can you do to clean your jewelry?
MATERIALS YOU NEED:
- Your tarnished jewelry
- Tin-Foil Paper
- Hot Water
- Baking soda
- Soft-cotton cloth
5 EASY STEPS:
- Take a bowl and put a tin foil into it.
- Add some warm water and add 2 tbsp. baking soda into it.
- Put your tarnished silver jewelry into that mixture and wait for 2-3 hours.
- Take the Jewelry from the bowl.
- Clean jewelry with soft cotton cloth.
It's That Easy !