The legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor once said, “I’ve never thought of my jewellery as trophies. I’m here to take care of it and to love it, for we are only temporary custodians of beauty” and there is no doubt that jewels shine better when taken care of with love & effort. After all, let’s face it – everybody’s jewellery needs a good clean occasionally. When you’re wearing certain pieces every day, it can be easy to miss that they are looking increasingly dull and grimy. If you take a look at your own collection, you’ll probably notice your loved jewellery getting tarnished or just plain grimy – and maybe also scuffed and scratched. So how do you avoid this? First, caring your fashion jewellery is not a 5 min routine, and anyone who tries to convince you otherwise is definitely a person to doubt. All jewellery needs some care and attention every so often to be kept at its sparkling best. If you’re not sure where to start, here are the top 5 tips that you should definitely not miss out on to avoid tarnishes, scratches & breakage:
  1. Invest in good jewellery storage options
The best thing you can do is to avoid major damage with good storage options. Storing your jewellery pieces all together in a single pouch can cause scratches on the delicate surfaces. It can also lead to cracks and eventually become weak enough to break after multiple wear. Moreover, pendants on chains can get tangled with each other causing distress. Also, earrings with push-back posts can cause scratches & break delicate jewellery when tangled within each other. Opting for individual cloth pouches or boxes for all your jewellery is the best way to go! This will also make it easy for you to quickly find what you are looking for, after all as they say “out of sight, out of mind!”.
  1. Invest in a jewellery polishing cloth
Jewellery cleaning cloths are generally the safest option to remove minimal tarnish from your jewellery, so you may choose to use one rather than going straight for homemade cleaning methods, which can maybe remove tarnishes but can be risky as well. Polishing cloths can also sometimes do a better job at removing particularly stubborn tarnishes, giving your jewellery a good shine in the process. We recommend cleaning your jewellery, real as well as costume jewellery pieces, at least twice a month, depending on wear.
  1. Care, Store & Clean according to the type of jewellery
Jewellery care is one aspect where one tip fits all definitely does not apply. Pearl jewellery should be stored out of sunlight to avoid bleaching & cracking of the pearls. Instead store them in a soft cloth pouch as they need moisture. However silver jewellery needs to avoid moisture, so add a small piece of chalk in its storage box/pouch to absorb all the moisture & prevent it from getting tarnished. Pearl, Opal & Turquoise stone jewellery should never be immersed in water as they are extremely porous. However, gold jewellery cleans the best in water. So customize your cleaning routine basis the style & make of jewellery, and always consult an expert in case of doubts.
  1. Wear Wisely
Follow this simple rule: Your jewellery should be the last thing you put on when stepping out for the day and the first thing you take off when you are back to your base. This is to avoid direct contact of your jewellery pieces with chemical-based products such as perfumes, hairspray, deodorant and makeup. Also always remove your jewellery before swimming, bathing or showering to avoid unnecessary contact with water. After all, fashion jewellery lasts longer when kept dry and free of chemicals.
  1. Get Professional Help
A professional should regularly check your jewellery for damage or wear. If you have any concerns about your jewellery condition, contact us on whatsapp (8527032777) & we will be happy to help! We take great pride in helping our customers keep their jewellery & fashion accessories looking as good as the day it was bought. We also recommend that you do a thorough check of your jewellery at least twice a year and properly clean all of the pieces that need it, including your costume or fashion jewellery!