Were you lucky enough to receive a few new sparkling pieces this Christmas?
If the answer is yes, then you may want to read on. We’ve put together a list of some of our top tips on how to keep your jewelry looking as beautiful as the day you got it!
From diamonds to gemstones to sterling silver, all new jewelry requires a little TLC to keep it in tip-top condition. Just follow these simple steps for jewelry that will sparkle and shine for years to come…
1. Wipe after wearing
Gently wipe down your jewelry after every wear using a soft, lint-free cloth to remove dust or dirt, and to prevent build-ups of other substances like creams and perfumes.
2. Avoid chemicals
Your new jewelry should be the finishing touch to your outfit – that means putting it on after you’ve applied your make-up and sprayed any perfume, hairspray or other beauty products. The chemicals in these products can damage your jewelry and reduce its luster, so avoid letting them come into contact with each other.
3. Remove your jewelry in water
Especially in the case of chlorinated water! Always take off any jewelry before getting into a pool or making a trip to the spa.
You should also remove your jewelry before showering, as even plain water can cause metal to lose its luster and gemstones to come loose.
4. Keep away from direct sunlight
Prolonged exposure to light and heat can impact the color and durability of many gemstones, so make sure to protect your jewelry from these harsh conditions.
When you’re not wearing your new jewelry design, be sure to store it in a cool, dark place out of direct sunlight.
5. Use cotton buds for fiddly areas
It can be a challenge to polish all the nooks and crannies of certain jewelry items (Nomination charm bracelets being a prime culprit). In this case, non-plastic cotton buds can allow you reach some of the more awkward areas.
6. Store it separately
Effective storage can make all the difference when it comes to keeping your jewelry in perfect condition. A jewelry box with small, padded compartments will prevent items from scraping, scratching and bumping into one another, and will also keep your collection out of direct sunlight and protected from dust.
Alternatively, you can store each piece of new jewelry in a fabric pouch or bags.
As well as keeping it in tip-top condition, keeping your jewelry organized and untangled will allow you to find the piece you’re looking for more quickly!
7. Different materials require different cleaning processes
It’s important to know exactly what you’re dealing with before starting to clean, as the incorrect technique or substances could cause undue harm to your precious jewelry.
Not sure what you should be using to clean your jewelry? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will be more that pleased to help you.