Whether it is a piece of heirloom jewelry that has been passed down generations, an engagement ring that promised forever, or a self-purchase that symbolize a major goal achieved, jewelry is important to keep safe and clean. The everyday wear-and-tear will happen if you love your piece well, so to make sure your jewelry outlives you, here are a few tips for caring for your jewelry well!
Be careful with light and heat
Keep your jewelry away from chemicals
Try not to expose your jewelry to everyday chemicals such as hair products, cosmetics, perfumes, or direct sunlight, as they are likely to damage them.
Give treated gems special care
Gemstone jewelry needs to be taken extra care of, and you can do this by cleaning it with a soft brush and mild soapy water
The safest cleaning methods are also the easiest
use dawn soap, at-home jewelry cleaner, or bring it into the store to have a thorough steam cleaning
Safely store your jewelry
Store in zip-lock bag or drawstring purse
Sort out your jewelry into categories
Keep chains untangled
Keep chains clasped and a bit of the chain hanging outside the bag
Ask your jeweler to inspect your jewelry on a regular basis for any damages
Oz is always happy to check prongs, links, or anything that might be showing a little wear!
Use silver dip type cleaners for cleaning silver jewelry
Never soak your silver jewelry, always dip!
Regularly polish your platinum and silver jewelry to avoid tarnishing
If your favorite piece is showing some of the love from being worn, bring it in for us to inspect! We are happy to clean it, check it, and let you know if any repairs need to be made!