Gold Jewelry Care
Most of the jewellery is made of Gold. Although it comes in various karats, but the procedure to clean it remains the same.
- Gold jewellery should be removed before shower. This is because soap can cause a
film to form on gold jewellery, making it appear dull and dingy.
- You will find many cleaners available in the market to clean your gold jewellery
at home. Soft chamois cloth is a good option.
- Avoid chlorine, as it is disastrous. At high temperatures, it can permanently damage
or discolour your gold jewellery. Do not wear gold jewellery while using chlorine
bleach or while in a pool or hot tub.
- You can remove tarnish by using soap and water mixed with a few drops of ammonia.
Carefully brush with a soft bristle brush. After the brushing, simply rinse with
lukewarm water and allow drying.
- Grease can be removed from gold jewellery by dipping the jewellery into plain rubbing
Diamond Jewelry Care
Diamonds are tough but they aren’t indestructible. These tips will help you clean and care for your diamond jewellery so that its beauty will remain intact for years to come.
- Never wear your diamond while doing rough or hard work.
- Chlorine can damage and discolour your diamond jewellery. Keep your diamond away
from chlorine bleach or other household chemicals. You should also remove your diamond
jewellery before entering a chlorinated pool or hot tub.
- Clean your diamonds regularly using jewellery cleaner, a mix of ammonia and water,
or a mild detergent. Dip the jewellery into the solution and use a soft brush to
wipe dust or dirt from under the setting.
- Avoid touching your clean diamonds with your fingers. Handle clean jewellery by
Color Stone Jewelry Care
There are some general care and cleaning rules that apply to all coloured gemstone jewellery.
- After wearing, wipe your precious gemstone jewellery thoroughly with a clean soft,
slightly damp cloth. This will enhance the gemstone’s luster and ensure that your
jewellery is clean before storage.
- Store gemstone pieces individually in soft pouches.
- Do not expose your precious gemstone pieces to salt water or harsh chemicals, such
as chlorine or detergents. These chemicals may slowly erode the finish and polish
- Hair spray, perfume and perspiration may cause jewellery to become dull. Wear jewellery
after applying cosmetics.
- Do not subject gemstone jewellery to sudden temperature changes.
- If you have an active lifestyle, take extra precautions with some types of gemstone
jewellery. Emeralds, for example, are brittle and should not be worn when doing
household chores or any other activity where the stone could be hit or damaged.
- Be extra careful with ultrasonic cleaners. Some gemstones are fragile and can be
damaged by ultrasonic cleaners.
Pearl Jewelry Care
- Keep pearls away from household chemicals like hair spray, makeup and perfumes which
can dull their luster over time and cause spots and blotches.
- Since pearl are very soft, choose pearls with thick nacre which can last long and
withstand wear over time.
- The best way it to wear them often because the body natural oils keep them lustrous.
- Pearls should be wiped with a soft cloth before being stored and kept separate from
other precious metals or gemstones that might scratch or dull their tender surfaces.