Jewelry Care

     We consider our jewelry to be one of our most treasured items. It’s important then that we learn how to care and protect our cherished jewelry in order for its beauty to last for generations to come. Especially for gold vermeil. After all, it is not solid gold. Depending on how you care for it, it may take years or even decades before it will fade or tarnish. But we can prevent it from doing so faster, and if it does, do not worry because it is easy to restore. We’ve provided some useful tips below to ensure that your jewelry’s sparkle will continue to shine on. 

 

Keep Away from Moisture

     The quickest way to tarnish your jewelry is by letting them come into contact with moisture and liquids. Even the oils on your skin can eventually cause the plating and metals to corrode, so avoid handling the stone directly. This will prevent the natural oils from your skin from transferring and building up in the stone, as it could affect its brilliance. Also, if you plan to do any physical activities, make sure to remove your jewelry first, and don’t forget to remove them prior to taking a shower or entering a bath. 

Keep Jewelry Away from Chemicals

     Chemical exposure can affect colored gems as well as precious metals like gold, silver, and platinum. Even commonplace items like lotion, perfume, hairspray, and other cosmetics might contain chemicals that will irreversibly tarnish the surface of your jewels. Before plunging into a chlorinated pool or using home cleaners, fine jewelry should be taken off. The ammonia in many of these cleaners can be too strong for fragile jewels or antique jewelry. Gold alloys can be pitted or damaged by chlorine bleach, another common household solvent.

Store in a Closed Bag or Box

     It's common to forget to store jewelry properly. Jewelry should never be put in a drawer or on top of a dresser since doing so invites scratches and gem damage. They should also be removed before going to bed, as it may be prone to scratches and bumps while you sleep. Make sure not to store it directly with other jewelry as they may rub and bump against each other and affect the stone. Keeping it in a fabric-lined jewelry case, such as the one we’ve provided, is recommended for protecting and keeping your jewelry’s brilliance and beauty for a long time. 

How to Clean Your Jewelry

     The best method to clean your jewelry is simply by gently rubbing and polishing with a soft cloth or microfiber cloth, or jewelry polishing cloth such as what we provide along with our jewelry. Always make sure you're using a clean cloth. You'll be surprised by how much your pieces will shine and polish back up to their original sparkle by gently rubbing alone and removing daily grime build-up. Please take special care when cleaning chains, gemstones, and pearls. Our fingers possess greater strength than we realize when applying pressure on small and hard-to-reach areas.

     To deep clean your jewelry use good old soft liquid soap and water. You’ll want to use lukewarm water, not hot, and basic liquid soap. Despite what you might read elsewhere, it’s best to avoid completely submerging your jewelry into soapy water. Instead, wet a soft, lint-free cloth into a bowl or sink of warm water with a small amount of soap dissolved in it and gently rub your jewelry clean. After you’re done cleaning your jewelry, rinse your pieces by using another cloth dipped in plain water only. Gently pat dry afterward.