Jewelry is more than an investment of money. Investing the time to properly care for your jewelry will help maintain the value and the eye-catching sparkle. The following information on how to wear, store, and clean your gold and diamond jewelry will help ensure the longevity and brilliance of your new jewelry
Gold and Diamond Jewelry Gold is a natural element and as such, harsh chemicals, moisture, and dust can all diminish its rich luster. We recommend wiping your jewelry with a clean soft cloth after every wearing. Use soft cloth bags or the original boxes to store your gold jewelry in a cool dark place.
Do’s and Don’ts
At Jewel Corner, we want you to love your jewelry for years to come. Here is handy list of do’s and don’ts to help you keep your jewelry looking like new:
- Clean the jewelry regularly and keep it away from tarnished pieces, body oils, cosmetics and perfume residue, which will help prevent chemical damage to the materials.
- Remove jewelry before swimming or using cleaning products. Harsh chemicals, like chlorine, will degrade the finish.
- Store jewelry individually, in separate boxes or fabric bags.
- New fabric contains starches or sizing to stiffen it and can scratch jewelry and plated finishes. Use washed linen or cotton bags to store your jewelry (wool can scratch).
- Use plain water to clean your jewelry when needed. Most jewelry does not need to be soaked. Just wipe it down with a damp cloth.
- Diamond rings can get dingy, especially if you’re wearing them every day. Mix your own diamond-cleaning solution using warm water and detergent-free soap. Drop your ring in there for 20 minutes and gently scrub it with a soft toothbrush.
- Do remove jewelry before engaging in exercise and/or sports to prevent scratching, denting or loss of gemstones.
- Do remove jewelry before going to bed to avoid twisting, knotting and/or breakage.
- Don’t use toothpaste to clean jewelry. Most toothpaste has tiny abrasive granules that can scratch the surface of metals and stones.
- Avoid wearing heavy lotion on your neck, hands, and wrists, as this can ruin the finish on your necklaces, bracelets, and rings.
- Don’t wear jewelry in swimming pools or when you’re cleaning
- Don`t allow jewelry to come into prolonged contact with matches, rubber bands, or anything that contains sulphur.
- Don`t expose your jewelry to prolonged periods of extreme temperatures or intense sunlight. (i.e. window sills, car dashboards)
- Don`t store jewelry near a heat source.