Quality jewelry is crafted to last a lifetime. However, in order to keep it in the best condition against natural wear and tear, there are some care considerations to make. In addition to following these expert recommended tips, protect your jewelry collection with a custom tailored New Jersey Fine Jewelry Insurance policy.
Know when to take your jewelry off.
When performing manual tasks, remove your jewelry to prevent physical damage or exposure to chemicals or cleaning fluids; some tasks that should be avoided when wearing jewelry include kitchen work, gardening, cleaning the house and other common tasks, says Zales.
Next, jewelry should be put on after applying makeup and lotions as some contain harsh chemicals that can damage it. Avoid applying perfumes and hairspray while wearing jewelry, as well.
Furthermore, never wear jewelry in pools or chlorinated spas. The chemicals in them can cause the jewelry to become discolored and damaged, so leave jewelry at home when venturing out to the pool.
Use the right products when cleaning.
Regular upkeep of your jewelry can keep it looking beautiful. However, it’s important to use jeweler-approved solutions and avoid bleach at all costs. Next, consider using jewelry polishing cloths for best results. However, never use paper towels or toilet paper as the fibers in them can scratch jewelry.
Lastly, only use warm water when cleaning jewelry as hot water can cause it to tarnish over time.
Evaluate the condition of your jewelry every few months to see if anything needs to be fixed. If you don’t already have a trusted jeweler, make sure to read reviews about the place and ask for recommendations. Next, be sure the price estimate is accurate, preferably given from a price book, rather than off the top of their heads to ensure fairness.
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