Fine jewellery needs extra care. Be it a diamond right, ruby earrings or just a simple silver bracelet. Each piece has its own needs. Just follow a few easy rules and your jewellery should be in good condition.
Cleaning – clean your fine jewellery with a soft, used toothbrush and a mild detergent. If they are very dirty, soak them in detergent and water. Don’t use any harsh cleaners or toothpaste which can be abrasive and cause a dull finish.
Cleaning gold – use a washing powder solution and add 2-3 drops of liquid ammonia
Cleaning silver – same as above but use the solution without active oxygen and chlorine.
Dust – remove dust from your jewellery using cotton buds soaked in cologne or glycerine. Then polish the stone with a flannel. Don’t ever use sharp objects to clean the setting of the stone.
Polishing – polish your fine jewellery to preserve its shine and beauty. Try not to polish your jewellery too often, as it could affect the overall condition of them. Polishing them once in three months is ideal.
Storage – ensure you have proper storage for each of them, preferably their own space. Throwing items of jewellery together is not the best option. Most jewellery pieces simply cannot live together and end up damaging each other. Stones tend to scratch each other and chains get tangled. Do not store your jewellery in the bathroom because all the metals and stones are afraid of the damp.