Basic Jewelry Care
Sphere is concerned to crafta jewelry that can be use for lifetime, still regular wear needs good care to keep it look new. Therefore, we have given a Basic Care Guidance for you to take care of your jewelry.
Millions of people wear jewelry every day, but very few of them know - how to take care of their valuable Jewelry through which its shine will last for life time.Here are some basic guidelines to consider when wearing jewelry:
Remove At Times Of Doing Any Of Following Works
While doing manual works like; kitchen work, gardening, cleaning the house or any other work for which you may need to get in contact of chemicals or or such fluids.
Wear Jewelry After Makeup Is Done
To Protect the jewelry from any damage or shine issue always put it on after you are done with cosmetics, hairspray, perfumes and lotion as all these contain chemicals that can often damage jewelry.
Take Off Jewelry During Sports, Swimming And Spas
Hard blows during sports, Chlorinated water can react with the metals found in jewelry causing color changes and even structural damage. So better idea is remove jewelry before entering the pool or spa.
Those, who wear jewelry regularly, they need to keep it clean and looking good requires regular effort.
Some general guidelines that may help:
Care Before Bathing
Remove all jewelry before showering or cleaning. Soap used to have chemicals that can cause a film to form, making it appear dull and dingy. So remove Jewelry before you go for bath.
Use Jewelry Polishing Cloths
Polish silver or gold with a jewelry polishing cloth. You can also use a svelte or an old diaper, but the professional cloths are the best. Do not tissue or paper towels, as it can cause scratches because of fibers in these products.
Clean Your Jewelry With Care
Cleaning your own jewelry regularly can keep it looking good, but be careful. You can either purchase commercial cleaners from a jeweler or make a cleaning a solution yourself. Rubbing alcohol can work wonders, but bleach can literally destroy jewelry so avoid it at all costs.
Clean Your Jewelry With Warm Water
Cleaning your jewelry using warm water is the best idea. However do not use too much hot water. As water can cause reaction with the cleaning fluids resulting in discoloration and Sterling Silver is especially susceptible to this problem. Should this occur, this problem can be remedied by buffing and the application of a tarnish remover.
Avoid Cleaning Damaged Jewelry
Never clean any jewelry that is damaged, cracked or broken, since the additional handling is likely to increase or worsen the problem. If you find that a piece of jewelry is damaged, it should be set aside for repair as soon as possible.
Inspect Your Jewelry Regularly
When having your jewelry professionally cleaned, it's a good idea to have each item checked and inspected for any possible problems. Addressing signs of damage, or loose gemstones will prevent any further damage or loss and keep all of your pieces in excellent shape for years.
We have given below the suggestions that should keep your jewelry organized and orderly:
Keep Your Jewelry Secure
Store your jewelry in a container and prevent pieces from moving around. While fabric-lined jewelry boxes are ideal, or it can be simple box and a piece of fabric within.
Prevent Your Jewelry From Tarnishing
Sometimes jewelry tarnishes went it's not worn, especially silver and gold. To maintain the luster of your jewelry, place silver anti-tarnish strips in your storage container to absorb the oxidants that discolor and tarnish jewelry.
Inventory Your Jewelry
Taking a regular inventory can be incredibly useful when making an insurance claim or filing a police report. A photograph, a written physical description of each piece and it's cost is ideal. Furthermore, store that information apart from your jewelry in the event it is taken too.
When Travelling With Jewelry, Use A Case
Travelling can be tough on jewelry, so it's wise to use a travel case to protect your favorite pieces. Traditionally made of fabric or leather, a jewelry travel case can carry jewelry of all types and easily rolls up to a size that's easily stored in most suitcases, makeup cases or business attaches. Clearly, a case like this is a good investment to protect your jewelry on the road.
Keeping your jewelry collection organized and under control does not have to be difficult and these recommendations should help.
Shipping jewelry can cause a great deal of concern due to its high-value nature. While there are a variety of carrier-specific guidelines, here are some general rules of thumb that you can use to safely ship jewelry:
- Use Two Boxes: An Inner Box to Hold the Jewelry and an Outer Shipping Box.
- Carefully Pack the Inner Box to Prevent the Movement of the Jewelry.
- Pack the Shipping Box with Packing Material to Protect the Inner Box During Shipping
- Eliminate All Information on the Shipping Box that Refers to Jewelry or a Jeweler
- Seal Both Boxes Completely with Tape
- Insure the Shipment
- Require a Signature on Delivery
- Don't use a Drop Box