"Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. "
- Lao Tzu
Buying beautiful and elegant jewellery for your wonderful outfits is fun, isn’t it? Trying to find that one perfect design matching your outfit and your taste is challenging and exciting. People tend to buy a whole lot of jewellery for different occasions, but forget to do the most important thing i.e. to take care of them.
Yes! To prevent all the jewellery items from tarnishing, corrosion, breaks and dullness, it is necessary to clean all the designs from time to time. Different pieces of jewellery are made from different metals, gemstones, pearls, therefore it is important to understand which one needs what type of care.
Knowledge of how to take care of your jewellery by yourself at home is very necessary. When you spend a hell lot of bucks on buying these jewellery items then why not give some time and attention on taking care of them.
Here are some of the tips on how you can take care of your jewellery.
Don’t Keep All The Jewellery Together
Different pieces of jewellery might need different cleaning process so it is better to keep them separate.
Keep Them Ziplock
If metals are exposed to air and water, they are likely to get tarnished. To prevent them from moisture, they should be stored in ziplock boxes.
Don’t Expose Your Jewellery To Sunlight
Keeping your jewellery in sunlight can take away all the shine from the ornaments and make them dull.
Keep Your Jewellery Away From Cosmetics, Lotions, Perfumes
You should avoid putting jewellery items near cosmetics, lotions, perfumes. All of these can harm your jewellery badly.
Never Use Toothpaste
A lot of people advise using toothpaste for cleaning the jewels. However, it is not at all good to apply toothpaste on your ornaments. They may appear clean but toothpaste damages the ornaments in the long run.
Avoid Using Harsh Chemicals For Cleaning
There are many chemicals in the market that guarantee damage-free cleaning but you should be aware before trusting any of them. Harsh chemicals can destroy your jewellery.
Clean Your Jewellery Weekly Or Monthly
Like you clean your house regularly, you should also clean your jewellery with warm water and mild soap. It will gently clean all the oil, dust and dirt present inside the ornaments.
Use Silver Dips For Silver Jewellery But Not For Gold Jewellery
Silver dips can be used for cleaning silver jewellery but not for gold jewellery. For gold and silver jewellery, polishing is a good option. You should never wear silver when going swimming or playing a sport.
Dry It Properly
Whatever cleaning method you use, it is very important to allow the jewellery to dry properly.
Using Microfiber Polishing Cloth Is Best
Threaded and beaded jewels need not be washed. They can simply be cleaned with microfiber polishing cloth.
Pearl Necklaces Should Be Tied Straight
Pearl ornaments have to be tied straight to avoid any tangles.