Here, you can find some tips and daily care methods which you can easily apply at your home for taking care of your jewelry.
Taking Care of Diamonds
Diamonds extremely hard gemstones, and there’s not much that can harm their appearance. But that doesn’t mean that you should not take care of them. After all, they are not indestructible because they are prone to chipping and breakage.
Always make sure that you take off your diamond when doing any physical activity (gardening, doing the dishes etc) that might expose it to damage. Keep it away from chemicals you can find easily at home – bleach, perfumes, makeup items, hairspray etc, as they can affect the sparkle of your diamonds. Also, remember to wear your jewellery after you’re done with applying makeup, and take it off the first thing when you’re done wearing them.
Cleaning Diamond Jewelry The Right Way
Wearing your diamond everyday exposes it to a lot of chemicals, dust and other natural elements which can result in the eventual dulling of the diamond’s sparkle.
However, if that might ever happen, or to prevent it from happening, all you have to do is get your diamond cleaned and inspected by professionals every half a year.
Or here is something you can try at home: Dip your diamond in warm water that has a liquid detergent mixed in it. Now, using a soft brush, clean your diamond very gently. Make sure that you do not a brush with hard bristles, as they might leave scratches on your diamond. Let it remain in the water for a minute, and then rinse it in warm water.
After that, clean your diamond with a lint free cloth.
Due to their hard surface, diamonds can often put scratches on other gemstones or metals. This is why it is a wise decision to store single pieces of diamond jewellery in soft cloth pouches, or separately in jewellery boxes.
Taking Care of Your Gold Jewellery
Even though as an alloy, gold is durable metal, but that doesn’t mean that it is not prone to damage. Keep it away from chemicals like bleach, perfumes, makeup items, hairspray etc, as they can damage the shine of your jewellery. Also, remember to wear your jewellery only after you’re done with applying makeup, and take it off the first thing when you’re done wearing them.
Taking Care of Your Pearl Jewellery
Pearls can literally last for a whole lifetime if given the proper care.
Keep them at a distance from chemicals you can find easily at home – bleach, perfumes, makeup items, hairspray etc, as they can have an effect on the luster of the pearls. Also, remember to wear your pearl jewellery after you’re done with applying makeup, and take them off the first thing when you reach home after the party. Otherwise your pearls might become dull over a period of time.
You should constantly wear them as the oils produced by your body can help to keep your pearls lustrous. Also, remember to wipe/clean your pearls with a soft cloth once every month.