Jewelry is a special accessory that adds beauty and elegance to its look and value – these must be worn and kept in mind by their fragility. Both beauty, brilliance, and value can be lost if these special items are not properly cared for.
Jewelry is not an object that suits the habit of wearing it all the time.
On the contrary, we recommend removing jewelry when you go home or do various household chores.
Precious metals (gold, silver, platinum) degrade in contact with various household substances, such as detergents, chlorine, bleach. They can be cleaned, but they will never be the same, they will lose their shine and shine, and later they will gain some sensitivity, becoming darker and easier.
Do not try cleaning jewels with chlorine or detergents. Do not use “old” methods to clean jewelry (for example a boil in bicarbonate water), as it is possible that no special jewelry cleaning agent can repair the damage done.
Not only the quality of metal and stone matters but also how they are maintained!
It’s not at all advisable to get into the bathroom or wash your head wearing jewelry of any kind. Chemical compounds, chlorine, and mechanical actions can damage them. Thus, there are scratches on the surface of the metals or stones, and the mount weakens, leading to the fall of the stones.
How we care for jewelry We recommend removing jewels before bathing in the beach, pool, sea or thermal baths. Chlorine in water, as well as salts, destroy both metal and natural or artificial stones, with a strong corrosive effect on them.
You may find a strong blackening of silver or gold, as well as a discoloration and loss of glow of the stones.
Before going to bed, remove your favorite jewels and put them in a box on the bedside. Otherwise, due to the movements during sleep, while the stones fall and the stones fall, the stones can break, and the jewelry is affected by perspiration and permanent contact with the skin.
Apply perfume, body lotions or make-up products and makeup before you put your jewels. The chemical compounds in them can dirty and/or damage them.
Most of the semiprecious stones (malachite, turquoise, onyx, etc.), as well as pearls, have a porous texture so they easily absorb water or chemical compounds in soap and other cosmetic or cleaning products that can discolor or damage the resistance. To protect them, avoid contact with such items.
Avoid any contact of the coral (of any kind: naturally, pressed, artificially) with water.
This, returning to his natural environment, will eventually change color and texture.
Do not expose stones to sunlight or strong light. Most stones (such as turquoises, amethysts) naturally lose color and brilliance by exposure to the sun. Many stones, although natural, are subjected to color intensifying treatments, which can cause a significant decrease in color and gloss, which is implicitly the value of the gem in all, in contact with light and strong heat.
Do not wear pearls or fashion jewelry with precious/semi-precious stones along with metal necklaces or other jewelry with stones because they can scratch. Organic “stones” contain pearls containing water. Keep them warm and excessively light as these factors can cause pearls to dry, causing cracks or discoloration.
Cleaning the pearls from time to time with a very soft cloth soaked lightly in the water and squeezing well can help keep their optimum moisture.
Treat carefully the jewels with faceted stones. These can easily scratch, the facets can be damaged (especially the garnet which is a softer stone). Avoid contact with metals, or any other agents that could degrade them. Store them in boxes, in special compartments, lined with soft fabric or in velvet or silk bags, each separately.
Also, the stones with faceted stones in the “tension” montage are particularly elegant jewelry, but they must be worn in moderation and with great care, as the fitting can weaken, and the stone can easily be cracked, eventually destroying the jewelry. These are not rings that can be worn every day for years.
Do not attempt to clean the stones with needles or other sharp objects.
A special category is the nail jewelry (natural or artificial), various types of shells, bone and stained or varnished wood. They require special treatment due to the natural fragility of the material they are made of. Let’s not forget how easily a shell can break or break or how fragile a piece of wood is.