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Jewelry Care: Caring for, Cleaning, and Storing Your Precious Jewelry

The earrings is precious. Whether it keeps monetary or impresionable value, or both, your charms is special. So how do you keep your earrings looking it’s best? Most people assume that a certain amount of wear and tear is to be expected. Not so. There are a few simple steps you can earn to ensure that your treasured charms is in as perfect condition as the day you bought it. Keepsake Jewelry

The moment not to wear your jewelry:

One of the best ways to keep your charms looking good is knowing you should definitely to wear it. Many people never take their charms off, for sentimental reasons. But the fact is that there are many routine activities that may damage, or even damage, your treasured jewelry. Cases of these activities include: 

Gardening: Aside from getting the charms dirty, gardening is one of the simplest ways to chip or lose important stones, as well as scratch silver or platinum jewelry. Bear in mind that gold is an extremely soft metal, and platinum, while about two times as strong as gold, remains easily scraped.

Household cleaning: You should never wear your earrings while doing household cleaning! Many common cleaning alternatives contain chemicals that may damage or discolor important gems or metals. As well, while doing housework, you are guaranteed to rub your charms against abrasive materials. When it comes to gold even dust can be abrasive enough to do damage.

Swimming: The chlorine in swimming swimming pools can do intensive destruction to your jewelry. Chlorine can pit and blemish gold, as well as take the polish off from important gems. Chlorine will also do damage to settings, creating gems to come loose, and greatly increasing the risk of losing them.

Sleeping: Certainly sleeping! While sleeping you will unconsciously brush your earrings against the linens. The dust on your sheets, or the bedding themselves, provides a fine corrosive, which, with time, will wear down the settings of your rings. If you must wear you band to bed, you should turn the ring so that the gem is facing the palm of your hand. This way it is less likely to come in contact with abrasive materials.

You should also avoid extreme temperature changes. For example: Should you be wearing a precious stone band in a hot tub (which you mustn’t do in the first place) and you then plan to hop into a cold pool, your precious stone may very well crack, or even shatter!

When deciding whether or not to wear your earrings you should just use common sense. If you feel that you will be doing something rough, or if you think you might come into contact with chemicals or abrasives, it’s best to not really wear your earrings. Better safe than remorseful.

Cleaning your jewelry:

Washing your earrings is absolutely pretty simple. The best way to clean your earrings is by soaking it in warm water with a slight liquid detergent or cleansing soap. After letting your earrings soak for three or four minutes rinse it off under running drinking water (make sure the drain is closed), and then pat it dry with comfortable lint free towel or paper towel. You should clean your earrings often to avoid having to take it to a jeweler for costly and harmful cleaning methods.

There are many home remedies and old wives or girlfriends tales dealing with how to clean jewelry. Many of these not only do not work, but also can be extremely damaging to your jewelry. Some cases of those include:

Toothpaste: 1 of the most frequent home remedies for cleaning earrings is using toothpaste. You should absolutely never use toothpaste to wash your jewelry! Toothpaste is abrasive. While this is a good thing for cleaning plaque out of your pearly whites, it will scratch platinum and softer gems.

Popular water: Many people assume that boiling charms in drinking water is an excellent way to clean it. Actually boiling is one of the least complicated ways to destroy fine jewelry. Boiling your charms can crack or blemish gemstones, even diamonds.

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