The jewels are that unique complement that accompanies us in our day to day being one more part of our essence and personality. Therefore, it is important to take into account some tricks to take care of them so that your jewellery always looks incredible.
- Know When To Wear Your Jewelry
There are occasions when wearing jewellery is not a good idea. For example, when participating in any sports or other vigorous activities, your jewellery can get damaged. The pieces can also get hooked on other people or objects which can destroy the pieces and even cause the wearer significant injury. It’s also worth understanding that some types of metal will have less than favorable reactions depending on the amount of exposure you get to water and chemicals.
In particular, pay attention of wearing your White&Blu jewellery at the beach as salt water is corrosive on metal, especially as you won’t think to rinse your jewelry off with clean water for several hours. By the time you get home to do this, the damage may already be done.
- Store jewellery separately
Think about how you store it; different gemstones and jewellery materials have different hardness and can easily scratch or knock each other if stored together. Keep jewellery in soft-lined compartments and take care to close any fastenings so items don’t catch or tangle.
Jewellery should be stored away from direct sunlight, damp, and extremes of heat or cold. Try to keep the White&Blu packaging that it comes in, as it is the easiest and often the best way to protect it from dust and damage. This won’t prevent silver from oxidising, however; you could consider storing items in airtight bags to minimise this, while silica gel packs will absorb moisture and sulphur in the air that can cause jewellery to lose its shine.
Wrap your gold and silver White&Blu items in acid-free tissue or cotton to keep them away from dust and moisture. Take extra care with pearls, which are soft and vulnerable to scratches and other damage.
- Wear with care
Always put your jewellery on last when dressing so clothes don’t catch on it: apply makeup and hairspray first so they don’t contaminate your jewellery, making sure to let everything dry before adding the finishing touches. When your hair is being styled, remove earrings so they aren’t caught on combs or brushes and steer clear of pearl earrings or necklaces if you’re having hair coloured, as the chemicals can cause discolouration; remove rings and bangles at the manicurist.
Be especially careful to remove jewellery before doing any manual work – including housework – as it can be damaged by knocks and household cleaners.
- Gentle cleaning
Gently clean your jewellery occasionally to remove any oils, dust or contamination. Follow your jewellers’ advice: if you are not sure how fragile a piece is, always err on the side of caution and use simple, non-abrasive materials like soap and water, with a soft toothbrush.
Be careful not to rub or to over-handle your jewellery. Silver-dip type cleaners should only be used to clean 925 silver jewellery, which must be rinsed and dried thoroughly afterwards.