Jewellery is an essential component of any fashion lover's wardrobe. Depending on the pieces of jewellery you have, jewellery has the ability to complete any outfit and match any event you attend.
With that said, most pieces of jewellery don't last forever, and those that do tend to be more expensive than the ones you can easily buy in shops. Given their tendency to wear down, jewellery pieces obviously require proper care to last long.
Here are some tips you may want to keep in mind.
1. Take Off Your Jewellery before Bed
Yes, we all love jewellery to complete our outfits and make us more appealing. However, prolonged wearing of any jewellery will result in friction and rubbing with your pillowcase.
This friction can lead to your jewellery discolouring and eventually, the metal will wear out.
2. Keep Jewellery in a Clean, Air-Tight Container
Jewellery is in the biggest danger of tarnishing in the areas where there is a lot of moisture and humidity. To keep your precious pieces of jewellery safe, you should keep them in an air-tight container.
Avoid using jewellery boxes that contain cotton wool as it can easily get wet. Instead, opt for cashmere or silk dryer balls as they will help to pick up any moisture in the air.
3. Avoid Making Contact between Jewellery and Chemicals
Do you have a perfume you are obsessed about? It might be a good idea not to spray it on your jewellery.
Perfumes and lotions contain chemicals that can easily damage your jewellery and even make it turn green.
4. Clean Your Jewellery with Baby Wipes or Polishing Cloth
Over time, all jewellery tends to get dirty, especially the ones with intricacies and details.
To clean your jewellery, the best thing you can do is to use a baby wipe or a polishing cloth to wipe the dirt off. You can also use jewellery cleaning solution, but be sure to research your jewellery first before using. Some jewellery may react to harsh chemicals.
5. Keep Jewellery Away from Water
Water is your jewellery pieces' biggest enemy. Water can cause your stones to crack and your metal to rust and tarnish.
Keep this in mind and avoid wearing your jewellery when taking a shower, washing your hands, or doing the dishes. If necessary, you can also use protective covers to prevent any water from getting on your jewellery.
6. Wipe Your Jewellery after Each Use
The best way to protect your loved jewellery pieces is to clean them after each use with a dry, lint-free cloth.
Wiping them after each use helps to remove any dirt, oil and dust that may have accumulated on the surface of your jewellery.
7. Don't Use Toothpaste to Clean Jewellery
Most of us know that toothpaste contains fluoride which helps to remove stains and plaque from our teeth. It is not ideal to use toothpaste to clean your jewellery.
Although it may remove stains and make your pieces of jewellery look cleaner, the high level of fluoride in toothpaste can damage your jewellery and eventually make it turn green.
Keeping your jewellery clean and safe from harm doesn't have to be complicated. For the most part, you don't have to do much.
Just remember to take off your jewellery before going to sleep, keep your jewellery pieces in a clean, dry, and air-tight container, and clean your jewellery with a baby wipe, polishing cloth, or cleaning solution after each use.
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