Even the most durable of jewelry needs a little TLC to last a lifetime!
Just like the sun damages skin, heat and light can damage certain gemstones. Radical temperature changes and strong sunlight should be avoided. Too much sunlight can cause fading, darkening or damage. To remove any doubt, store your jewelry in a dark pouch or jewelry case.
Exposure to common everyday household chemicals, like bleach, can damage both metals and gemstones. Even chemicals that are worn on the body – like hairspray, perfumes and lotions – can affect metals and dull gemstones. To keep your jewelry looking new, it's best to put on any perfumes, lotions or hairspray BEFORE putting on jewelry. It's always wise to remove fine jewelry before swimming or using any type of household cleaners. Always remember to remove your jewelry before any strenuous or messy tasks. This ensures accidental impacts are kept to a minimum and your rings stay chemical-free.
Jewelry is kept best when cleaned regularly. Gemstones and diamonds can easily be cleaned with warm water, mild dish soap and a soft brush. Clean your jewelry in a bowl of warm soapy water and rinse thoroughly. Be sure to dry your ring with a clean, soft, lint-free cloth to restore the luster and shine.
With these tips, you'll ensure your jewelry lives its best life for decades to come!