Nothing completes an outfit better than a stunning necklace, a show-stopping watch or a dazzling pair of earrings. Nevertheless, this beauty soon diminishes if the jewellery becomes tarnished or loses its shine. In order to ensure that this does not happen you need to look after your jewellery correctly. This can keep it looking brand new no matter how old it is.
Looking after your jewellery properly all begins with storing it correctly. When you put your PJs on the evening where does your jewellery go? Most people tend to place theirs on top of their bedside table. Nevertheless, it is best to try and keep it in an area that is not exposed to the outside environment. It shouldn’t be exposed to any heat or moisture. Furthermore, it is recommended to try and keep it as air tight as possible. That’s why jewellery boxes come so highly advised. Nevertheless, don’t just shove your watch and your necklace and your bracelet on top of one and other. You don’t want the metals to rub against each other and scratch. Be careful with your placement.
In addition to this, it is also important to make sure that your jewellery does not come into contact with chemicals you use on a daily basis. Putting on your jewellery should be the last thing you do when getting ready. Thus, make sure you have already put on your deodorant, moisturiser, hairspray and perfume. Moreover, make-up should be applied beforehand as well. It is also important to use gloves when doing the washing up also. You don’t want the washing liquid and alike to come into contact with your precious jewellery pieces.
Now, let’s move onto the cleaning process. It is important to ensure that you clean your jewellery on a regular basis. It is like anything else, if you allow dust and dirt to build up it will. All you need in order to do this is warm soapy water and a soft brush. If you search online you will also be able to find cleaning cloths that have been made especially for jewellery. These work really well and advisable for those who are worried about using home products on their goods. It is worth noting that gold scratches more than any other type of metal and thus you should be even more careful when dealing with gold jewellery.
You also need to be careful when dealing with jewellery that contains gemstones. A lot of gemstones have the tendency to be quite porous and thus they should not be emerged in water for a long period of time. Furthermore, too much sunlight can cause damage and will result in gemstones such as rose quartz, amethyst and aquamarine to become paler.
If you keep all of this advice in mind you should be able to ensure your jewellery looks brand new for the rest of eternity. Thus, next time you splash out on a diamond necklace or a Michel Herbelin watch you know that you are investing in something worthwhile.