How To Care for Your Jewelry
Always remove your jewelry when engaging in activities that risk impact or exposure to chemicals (e.g. sports or housework). If you cannot remove your rings when using strong cleaning products (i.e. Ammonia based), protect your jewelry (and your skin) by wearing rubber gloves. While rings and bracelets are most affected by daily wear, earrings, necklaces and even pendants are subject to chemical damage, especially if worn while make-up, fragrances and hair products are applied.
Have a jeweler restring your pearl or bead necklaces every two years (or annually if you wear them frequently).
The safest method of cleaning most jewelry is to use a mild warm soapy water
solution and a soft brush, patting dry with a soft cloth.
Always check for loose gems and clasps before wearing your jewelry.
Don't pull on the gem in the setting for any reason. This practice will expose the gemstones to sweat, oil and dirt. You will also risk loosening their settings.
Do not store your jewelry in piles. This can cause your gems and metal jewelry scratching each other. Store the jewelry in separate sections of a jewelry box or wrap them separately in velvet, paper or silk.
How to Care For Your Gems
Care for Pearls
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