Caring for your expensive jewelry, like engagement rings or heirloom pieces, is something that you want to make sure is not a mystery to you. In order to get the longest use out of them and to keep them in the best shape you want to be sure that you care for and clean them in the proper ways.
Here are some tips for caring for your jewelry:
Keep it Simple
While you might think you need to purchase more expensive and fancy solvents and cleaners, many times sticking to the basics is the best ways to go. Warm soapy water and a soft bristled toothbrush will typically do the trick!
You want to take into account what type of jewelry it is that you are cleaning. Diamonds and colored jewels will react differently to different chemicals. A simple dish detergent normally will do no harm, but be sure to do your research to know if your specific piece of jewelry will react in any certain way to soaps.
Take it Off Before Bed
Though you might have done it in the past with your less expensive jewelry, you definitely want to make sure that you remove all of your jewelry before hopping in bed each night. Sleeping in jewelry could result in harm to you or the jewelry. You can easily bend a prong or break a chain without ever knowing it during the night. There have also been cases where earrings end up falling out of someone’s ears and poking into them as they toss and turn. Taking it off will ensure that you aren’t in any danger, and that it is safe and sound for you to put back on in the morning!
Store it Separately
Storing your jewelry is an important part of caring for it and making sure that it lasts for a long time. Always keep it stored in some form of a jewelry box and away from other pieces. You don’t want them to be laying on each other or touching. This will allow for no scratches to form and for no chains to tangle!
Put it on Last, Take it off First
A simple tip that is easy to implement on a daily basis is to put your jewelry on last and take it off first. This will allow you to avoid pulls or tugs on clothes that might ruin your clothing, or cause something to be pulled loose on your jewelry. Hairspray, lotions, and other products also tend to fall onto jewelry, so putting it on last will lessen its exposure to those things.
Expensive jewelry isn’t something that you want to haphazardly wear and care for. Making sure that you know the proper ways to clean, store, and wear your jewelry will allow you to enjoy it for many more years.
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