Purchasing fine jewelry is an investment and should be treated with care. The following are tips to help you keep your jewelry in great shape for years to come.
Regularly Clean Your Jewelry
If you wear your jewelry often it is recommended that you clean it every 2-3 weeks because it can become coated with a film due to dishwater, perfumes, lotions, and skin oils. This can cause the jewelry to become dull or dirty. You can clean it by soaking it in warm water with a mild liquid soap and then drying it with a lint free cloth. You want to avoid cleaning your jewelry with chlorine as this is a harsh, strong chemical that can damage metal.
Store Your Jewelry Properly
It is imperative to store your jewelry properly in a quality jewelry box. If you are storing it in a box that is made to hold more than one item, make sure each piece has its own compartment so they do not rub against each other. Anjolee also recommends wrapping each item in a soft cloth for added protection to ensure the metal does not scratch.
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Have a Question about Jewelry Care?
I was recently asked for tips on how to clean fine jewelry. The answer depends on the type of jewelry (metal type and gemstone) and how often you wear it. If it is a piece of gold jewelry, you can use a soft toothbrush and some soapy water making sure you get into all of the crevices of the jewelry item. Afterward, rinse it in warm water until you can see clear water. Use a lint free, soft cloth to gently dry the piece. You should probably do this once a month, especially if you wear it a lot.
For platinum jewelry, you will do the same technique. The only difference is you will want to let it soak a little longer than you would with gold jewelry. If after washing your jewelry looks dull or scratched, consider taking it to your local jeweler and have them polish and restore the piece. With platinum jewelry, you can see scratches and dullness, so if you are wearing it every day, I would suggest cleaning it every few weeks.
Of course as with all of your fine jewelry, make sure you store it well. Keep each piece separate so they do not scratch each other.
If you have additional questions about caring for your jewelry item, please add your questions/comments here.