Important Tips for Taking Care of Your Jewelry

Jewelry usually plays an important role in our lives. This is true whether it is a birthstone, an heirloom that has been in your family for generations, the engagement ring that cemented your relationship with your spouse, or the wedding ring that symbolizes your love for each other. For this reason, it is important to take proper care of your jewelry in order for it to maintain its sparkle and high quality for years to come. Here are some important factors to consider in caring for your jewelry.

1. Storage

Jewelry experts often advise against storing all your jewelry in one jewelry box. While this is often the most popular choice, it may also result in some of the more delicate pieces of jewelry getting damaged by the harder ones; for instance, those made from diamonds. Thus, it is advised that you wrap each item of jewelry individually in a soft tissue, and then store it in a little pouch. This helps to keep them from rubbing against and damaging each other.

2. Cleaning

At least once every year, take your jewelry for cleaning at your jewelers. This is especially useful for such items as rings, which you wear every day. In addition to cleaning, the jeweler also polishes them, restoring them to their original sparkle; besides checking to see whether any of the stones are lose. If they are, the jeweler makes the necessary adjustments and restores your jewelry to its original splendor. Besides this, it is also important to clean the jewelry yourself from time to time. For instance, it there is any dirt stuck in the prongs, you may use a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently scrub it out. In addition, you may also use a clean and lint-free cloth to wipe the jewelry.

Some of the precautions to take include:

     *     Avoid swimming in your jewelry as the chlorine is likely to have an adverse effect on it.

     *    Avoid performing housework in your jewelry as it is more likely to get dirt stuck in the prongs, in addition to possibly loosening the stones.

At Platinum and Gold Jewelers, experts are at hand to not only adorn you with high quality and uniquely designed jewelry, but also to equip you with the necessary knowledge on how to take care of it and keep it looking superb.