Do’s and Don’ts While Wearing Jewelry
From jewelry you wear every day to iconic pieces you take out on a special occasion; we can all agree that a piece of jewelry is more than an accessory. It’s a part of who we are. That’s why it should be handled with care. Luckily, we have gathered some do’s and don’ts while wearing your jewelry.
Do: Keep it clean
Regularly cleaning keeps your jewelry beautiful and sparkling. While household products sometimes work, a professional cleaning cloth really does its magic. But it’s usually not until you are getting ready to leave the house, that you notice your jewelry need some attention. If you don’t own the professional gear to clean, don’t worry: we have the solution!
To clean your diamond jewelry, you can soak it in a bath of water and ammonia (4/5 water and 1/5 ammonia) for no more than 10 minutes. This way it will come out sparkly and clean. To dry, you use a cloth or a cold air blow dryer.
Gold jewelry does not discolour as quickly as silver, for example. But it can lose its shine. To get gold jewelry shiny and clean again, you can use green soap. Place the jewelry in soapy water made with a little bit of green soap. Gently brush the jewelry with a soft toothbrush and rinse with lukewarm water. To dry, use a flannel cloth.
Don’t: Physical activity
We know it’s hard to go without your jewelry and diamonds, even if it’s just for a minute. But to prevent damaging, make sure you always remove and safely store your jewelry when performing any physical activity.
Washing your hands
Especially in times like these, we wash our hands as much as possible. But did you know that a lot of soaps and lotion can clog your jewelry settings? It makes stones, chains and pearls appear dim and tarnished. Therefore, remove your jewelry before washing your hands, to keep them in excellent condition.
Breaking out a sweat
Physical activities such as exercising almost always goes hand in hand with the use of equipment. This presents the risk of hitting your jewelry, such as your ring, on hard material. As a result, the diamond can chip, or the ring’s prongs could loosen and put your diamond at risk of loss.
Green thumbs, but empty fingers. Also gardening tools and hard materials found in your garden are risks to chipping or loosening your diamonds. The chemicals and soil that jewelry and diamonds are exposed to, don’t make them any shinier either.
Just remember: if your ring has a chance of hitting hard materials or slipping off, don’t wear them.
Don’t: Wearing it in sunlight
The sun does not only affect our skin, but also our jewelry. The color of gemstones can fade from the sun and the lifespan can also suffer from sunlight. Pearls can even fade after extreme exposure to sun. The best way to avoid negative effects of sunlight, is to store your jewelry in a closed box when you are not wearing them.
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