We should be aware of some tips that will definitely help us with the correct maintenance of the gems. Therefore, we should always:
- Use lotions, cosmetics, hairspray and perfume before putting on jewelry.
- When removing jewelry, rub each piece with a soft cloth to remove grease and perspiration.
- Store your jewelry in a box with textile lining, wrap them separately in a cloth to prevent chafing.
And of course there are things we should never do:
• Do not wear jewelry during physical exercises like housework, gardening or sports.
• Never expose jewelry to household cleaning products.
• Never use jewelry on a chlorinated pool or in a spa.
After knowing these things we should also learn some cleaning tips:
• Follow the instructions on the label or box.
• Perform cleaning in a safe place and not the edge of the sink where they can fall down the drain.
• Use only a soft brush and do not use abrasive or hard objects to remove dirt or particles.
• Clean your jewelry often; lotions, soaps and creams alter the optical properties of diamonds and gemstones, causing them to become dull.
• Dirty jewelry should receive professional cleaning.
- Clean Diamond jewelry with a soft brush soaked with warm water and mild detergent; rinse under running tap.
- Never expose pearl jewelry to chemical solvents and store each piece in a soft textile bag.
- Do not expose colored gemstones to chemicals, solvents or ultrasound, without knowing the specific cleaning instructions.
And finally, there are a couple of tips to prolong the life of all jewelry:
• Keep your laboratory certificates in a safe place for safety, separate the pieces.
• Visit at least once a year to a professional jeweler for checking, testing, cleaning, and repair of worn or loose parts.
• Repair loose ends if necessary to keep the original condition (generally every 24 months).
• Some color gems should not be exposed to sudden changes in temperature; meet the needs of your jewelry.
• Choose jewelry in harmony with your lifestyle and activity.
• Treat each part as if it were a relic, perhaps someday it might become one.