Many people wear at least one piece of jewelry, be it a wedding band, necklace, watch, or pair of earrings. These accessories become part of our daily lives, complementing our outfits, and in some cases, even making statements.
However, many of us fail to properly store and maintain these items. Although it’s easy to assume precious metals will stay shiny and lustrous forever, that unfortunately isn’t the case. Preventive care and maintenance are essential to ensure your valuables stay looking new for generations to come.
Keep it clean. Any piece of jewelry that comes in contact with your body also collects sweat, oil, dirt, bacteria, and dead skin. Make sure to clean your jewelry regularly. Once a week is probably too much, but every other month should suffice. If you have any questions about cleaning your jewelry, or you want to leave the job to a professional, stop in and see us. We’ll be happy to help.
Keep it dry. Water and metal aren’t friends. The same can be said for water and gemstones or other valuables. Unless a piece of jewelry explicitly states that it’s waterproof, keep it dry. Go the extra mile and take off your ring whenever you wash your hands, shower, or swim.
Handle it carefully. Small pieces of jewelry, such as rings and earrings, are easy to drop, crack, or damage. To lower the risk of an accident, handle your jewelry carefully. You might even want to invest in a pair of soft white gloves, as they will prevent oils and dirt from coming into contact with your favorite items.
By following these three simple suggestions, you can ensure your favorite pieces of jewelry remain beautiful, shiny, and intact for generations to come. If you ever have any questions about jewelry care or maintenance, feel free to reach out to us any time.