Your jewelry can stay pretty for a long time if properly cared for. Today, we're going to share with you a few tips to help your jewelry last as long as possible and be in the best condition.
The "Last on, first off" rule
This is the first and most imporatnt rule to follow when careing for your jewelry. It means your jewelry sould be the last thing you put on before starting your day, after all your clothing, lotion, makeup and perfum, and be removed first when taking off your cloth.
The chemicals in makeup, lotion and perfum can tarnish your jewelry, put on jewelry last can help minimize contact. Remove jewelry first when taking off cloth is also important, it can prevent the jewlery from been accidently damaged when tangled up with your cloth or hair.
Keep your jewelry dry and clean
Dust and dirt can scratch the surface of your jewlery when left on. Gently wipe gold-plated jewelry with a very soft cloth to remove dust and dirt. If your jewelry needs a more thorough cleaning, you can dab the colth in warm water, and polish your pieces with a soft, dry cloth such as the one included with every order of Classicharms jewelry. Avoid using cleanning agent, harsh chemicals can damage the gold plating and gem stones causing them to change color.
Keep your jewelry away from chemials
After cleaning the surfaces of your gold pieces, including the mounts and clasps, you can polish your pieces with a soft, dry cloth such as the one included with every order. For more thorough cleaning, soak your gold jewelry in a glass of warm water and add a drop or two of a non-detergent soap (Ivory, Dr. Bronners, etc.) to remove any grease and loosen deposits. You can clean your gilding by washing your gold items with warm soapy water.
Store your jewelry properly
Store your jewlery in an air tight container or bag, away from sun light, can keep it from oxidesing.