Dos and Don’t s of wearing and caring for your jewellery!!
All the dos and don't s of wearing and caring for jewellery are summarized into ten succinct pointers.
- Make sure you put your jewellery aside when engaging in activities that might expose it to chemicals (for example, swimming). If you aren't in the habit of removing your jewellery, especially that on your hand then opt for rubber gloves.
- It is advisable to have your bead or pearl necklaces restrung every couple of years, depending on how often you wear them. Ideally, all kinds of studded jewellery should be cleaned at least once a month.
- The most recommended way of cleaning jewellery is to use warm mild soap water solution and a brush with soft bristles. You can then pat it dry with a soft cloth.
- Always check your jewellery for loose gems and stones, but don't tug at them or try to put them back by yourself. Visit a jeweller instead.
- To protect your silver, always wrap it in jeweller's tissue and save it in a plastic zip lock bag and seal.
- Remember that real silver is a very soft metal and can be damaged by a fingernail or even a waded piece of fabric. Hence, avoid being too rough with it.
- It is necessary to remove gold jewellery before you take a shower. Soap can aid the formation of a film on the jewellery that'll make it appear dull.
- Platinum jewellery should always be treated with more care. It should be stored separately and pieces must not touch each other, else they tend to leave scratches.
- Jewellery should always be worn after the application of cosmetics as these can affect its shine.
- The surface of pearl jewellery is extremely soft and can be scratched by hard metal edges hence must be stored in cotton or something soft.