Jewelry Care 101
Congrats on Your New Jewelry Investment!
We believe that jewelry is meant to be worn everyday and lets face it, no matter how much it is recommended that you do NOT wear your jewelry in the shower, swimming at the beach or pool, applying lotions, perfumes and makeup, even sweating while at the gym and using household cleaners, no one is saintly enough to take off their jewels every single time to ensure it never gets dirty. All fine jewelry needs the proper care so here are some tips to ensure it lasts for generations to come.
The best way to restore shine and remove any oxidation from your jewelry is by using a special jewelry cleaning cloth. They are widely available, however our favorite brand to use is the Sunshine cloth. Simply rub the cloth over the surface of your jewelry, Voila!
If you have a jewelry piece that has detailing, you can also take an old or soft bristle toothbrush to brush away the dirt using soap, or even toothpaste, and warm water. Our favorite soaps to use are Dr. Bronners all purpose soap or Blue Dawn dish soap but a simple liquid soap will also do the trick.
When drying, pat dry with a towel. We recommend not to use a paper towel as it may be harsh on the metal and leave behind scratches, however, if this is all you have do not rub, gently pat dry.
Basic Up Keep
Unlike your boyfriend, your jewelry does NOT like to get wet so if you can, try to limit your jewelry exposure to excessive moisture, sunlight, salt water and household cleaners. With that being said, be sure to take your precious jewels off before showering, going to the gym, tanning, going to the beach, and doing household chores. When taking off your jewelry, store it in a cool, dry place in a jewelry box or air tight space. This will all help to keep your precious jewelry looking its finest and will last a lifetime.
And lastly, wear and enjoy! We know it can be a pain to try to remember all of these up keeps on your new investment but trust us when we say it is worth it as investing in a piece of jewelry is like an investment in yourself. It is an extension of you and you want that to last forever.