- Posted by Team Superwoman
- On April 3, 2018
Our jewelries are precious valuables which are used to compliment our outfit.
There are simple things we can do at home to help our Jewelry look its best and geam for even longer.
1 Store jewellery separately:
Different stones have different hardness and can easily scratch or knock each other if stored together.
2. Jewellery should be stored away from direct sunlight, damp, and extremes of heat or cold. Try to keep them in the boxes they come in, as it is the easiest and often the best way to protect it from dust and damage
If you own jewewlry made of metals, do not put it in the same jewelry box as those made with stone, the stone beads can damage the metallic jewelry, such as gold, silver, and platinum, because most stones are harder than metal. Take extra care with pearls, which are soft and vulnerable to scratches and other damage.
3.Wear with care
Always put your jewellery on last when dressing so clothes don’t catch on it: apply makeup and hairspray first so they don’t contaminate your jewels, making sure to let everything dry before adding the finishing touches. When your hair is being styled, remove earrings so they aren’t caught on combs or brushes and steer clear of pearl earrings or necklaces if you’re having hair coloured, as the chemicals can cause discolouration; remove rings and bangles at the manicurist.
Be especially careful to remove jewellery before doing any manual work – including housework.
4. Beware of contamination:
Keep your accessories from water and other chemical agents to avoid discoloration and tarnishing.
Water can damage the threading or setting of jewellery; so avoid getting threaded pearls or beaded jewellery wet, unless you are advise by a professional jeweler to do so.
Do not swim with your jewelry.
5.Gently clean your jewellery occasionally to remove any oils, dust or contamination. Follow your jewellers’ advice: you can use soft soap and water, with a soft toothbrush to clean.
6.Be careful not to rub or to over-handle your jewellery. You can hang jewelries or lie them flat in separate boxes, avoid squeezing them, tangling them or twisting them as the wire,thread or fishing line can get weak on time and cut.
7. Visit a professional jeweler for repairs and more professional care. I am a jeweller.
Ali Virtue CEO VSAFRIQUE