Nothing is more beautiful than a jewel that shines in all colours. However, over time, jewellery loses its lustre. This is a normal process. Regular maintenance is therefore necessary to ensure a longer life span. Here are a few tips to properly care for and clean your jewellery.
THE RIGHT GESTURES TO ADOPT!
Indeed, taking care of your jewellery is an essential step. Nevertheless, prevention should not be put aside. It is thus very important to remove the jewels before :
- to touch household products
- to use chemicals
- to put on cosmetics
- to swim and bathe
- to take a shower
- to go to bed
- and to play sports
In addition, it is best to store the jewellery individually in a cloth bag!
GOLD AND SILVER, HOW TO CARE FOR THEM?
Cleaning your gold jewellery is easy. The simplest and most common tip is to use toothpaste on a moistened old toothbrush. Gently brush the jewelry with this tool and then dry and polish with a soft cloth. You can also brush it with soapy water and a 90° alcohol solution. It will shine with all the colors…
To take care of your silver jewellery, which tends to blacken, nothing could be more complicated. Take half a lemon and rub your jewelry on it. Then rinse with hot water and polish with a chamois leather. The tip of the toothpaste is also effective. Alternatively, take a spoonful of baking soda and add warm water. Make sure you get a paste that you can gently rub the jewelry with. Then use a toothbrush to remove the paste and polish with a soft cloth.
It is good to know that there are specific and effective products on the market for cleaning gold and silver jewellery.
AND WHAT ABOUT OTHER METALS?
To clean your platinum jewellery, simply wash it regularly with warm soapy water and a toothbrush. For leather, soak in soapy water and rinse with a cloth soaked in white vinegar. Then let it dry and pass a colourless shoe polish through to keep it looking like new. However, you can also apply Vaseline. This product will make it shine. Finally, to clean your costume jewellery, you should wrap it in tissue paper separately to ensure a better longevity.