How to Care for your Fine Jewellery
If you want to care for your fine jewellery or if you know that you have a lot of jewellery that needs to be cleaned then we are more than happy to help you with that. We have created this comprehensive guide so that you can care for all of your fine jewellery at home and with ease.
When in Doubt- Take it Off
Fine jewellery can contain soft gemstones and they are much more likely to experience damage when compared. This is especially the case if it is being worn on a daily basis, or if you perform a lot of DIY jobs or heavy lifting. If you want to keep your softer jewellery from experiencing too much wear then consider taking it off and leaving it at home. Remember that chlorine and even salt water can damage your jewellery and you should always take this into account if you have fish or if you plan on going on holiday. It’s not uncommon for build-up to occur on the gemstone either, but a cleaning cloth and some polishing liquid can easily be used to try and remove this.
Use the Right Cleaner
When cleaning your jewellery, you need to make sure that you use the appropriate cleaner. When you clean your jewellery at home, you know exactly what you are dealing with. You should never, ever clean your jewellery with harsh chemicals as this can lead to corrosion. With your cleaner, get a bowl of warm water and scrub it with a very soft toothbrush. Then, lay your jewellery out to dry. If you are wearing pearls, then use a very soft makeup brush and try and not apply too much water.
It’s more than possible for you to get your fine jewellery insured, and it may be worth doing this if you would experience a substantial loss if it gets stolen. Remember that fine jewellery isn’t all about keeping it clean, you also have to keep it secure as well.
3 Steps to Cleaning your Jewellery
If you want to make the most out of your jewellery or if you want to make sure that you are more than happy with the jewellery that you have then there are a couple of things that you can do about this. Take a look below to see some of the top steps that you need to take in order to make the most out of the jewellery that you have.
Step 1: Cleaning
The first thing that you need to is make sure that your jewellery is cleaned properly. You can do this by taking a toothbrush and gently scrubbing the jewellery to remove any built-up dirt. This is especially the case around the gemstone and in-between the loops on your necklace.
Step 2: Retaining the Shine
The second thing that you need to do is make sure that your jewellery is all nice and shiny. You also need to use a silver dip on your silver based item as this will help you to bring out the shine really well. When you do this, you need to make sure that you don’t dip for more than a few seconds, and that you dry them off properly when you are done cleaning. It also helps to shine your platinum jewellery weekly or at least once a month.
Step 3: Polishing
When you have dipped your jewellery, you then need to make sure that you shine it with a piece of tissue or a lint-free cloth. This will help to dry off any excess polish and it will also help to bring out the shine even further. When you have done this, you then need to put it in a jewellery box to try and stop any dust from settling on the surface. You can also hang your necklaces on a rack, as this helps to stop it from getting tangled up.