Everyone is aware that the best way to care for your jewelry is to take it to your local jeweler. However, that’s not always possible. Especially, when you are invited to an important event such as a wedding. You realize that your matching piece has lost some of its lusters and glisten.
Prevention is better than intervention. Follow these tips and you will be keeping your fashion jewelry as good as new for a long time
Prevent Jewelry Erosion
“Erosion” of gold or any precious metal starts when it rubs against other surfaces. Therefore, keep your gold-plated jewelry away from other metals or rubbing on furniture or shelves surfaces to prolong its life. Placing each jewelry piece separately in a plastic bag will do the trick!
Avoid Metal Fatigue
When metal is stressed by constant bending or knocking, it is defined as “metal fatigue.” In fact, the constant depression of a spring clasp on your jewelry or hitting a ring or bracelet on a doorknob tighten it slowly and that contributes to “metal fatigue.”
The simplest and easiest way to keep your ornament look terrific is clean it regularly as, it is easier to remove a thin layer of makeup, lotion, or hairspray than a long-term build. Before cleaning your jewelry at home, first, you need to know what your jewelry is made of. Fortunately, most types of metal would clean well by using baking soda. This is a simple, yet effective solution for jewelry cleaning with good results.
Jewelry Ultrasonic Cleaners
As ultrasonic cleaners are very aggressive, therefore one must use only those cleaning devices that are manufactured for home use. Make sure you read the instructions before use. Indeed, small units can be used with 1/2 warm water and 1/2 Windex. During the process, just make sure that the room is ventilated.
Professional Jewelry Cleaning
Generally, advanced jewelers polish the jewelry with different chemical mixes at several stages. Experts in restoring a rhodium coating on white gold may also use steam and ultrasonic cleaning methods.
Jewelry Maintenance Schedule
Overall, people usually keep their fashion accessories and fashion jewelry in a jewelry box. Make sure that you inspect and clean your jewelry on monthly basis to makes sure that they always look as good as new whenever you want to wear them.
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