By following these care tips, the longevity of your jewelry will be preserved much longer, while keeping them fresh and stylish with each use. In order for your jewelry to maintain its beautiful appearance over a longer period, it is important to regularly care for and clean them.
- Do not use the jewelery when showering, washing dishes, bathing or the like, as the skin dries out and becomes hard when in contact with moisture.
- The jewelry can also lose its shape and start to smell bad when skin and soap residue remain on the bracelet. The same applies to training and to work that can soil and wet the bracelet, this of course only applies to leather bracelets.
- Do not store your jewelry in the bathroom or other damp place.
- Jewelry in steel / silver 925 should be stored in airtight bags when not in use, they will last longer and do not scratch each other.
- Get in the habit of putting on your jewelry the last thing you do, that is, after you have sprayed your hair, put on perfume and put on your cowboys boots.
- Sulfur that is naturally present in the air can cause sterling silver to oxidize.
- Take off the bracelet when you sleep, both for comfort and the jewelry feels better next to you.
- Do not pull on the bracelet to make it longer, but let it go out in a natural way.
- All metal is sensitive to chemicals, such as perfume, skin cream, hair spray and can cause the jewelry to darken.
- It can also darken due to sweat, moisture and water. Because all people secrete different amounts so it is difficult to say when the jewelry darkens. Some may wear their jewelry for several years without it darkening while others' jewelry darkens after a short time.
Do you want to run an emergency home treatment on your jewelry?
To clean a gemstone or a metal piece of jewelry with inlaid gemstones, use a mild detergent mixed with water. Leave the jewelry or stone in the water for 15 to 20 minutes. Then brush the jewelry clean with a soft brush. An ordinary toothbrush works great.
Maybe you want to clean your silver jewelry?
- Clean silver with aluminum? You'll need:
- Aluminum foil
- Baking soda (or bicarbonate)
- A plastic pile or glass mold
- Hot water
How to do:
- Take out a piece of aluminum foil and place it on the bottom of a plastic bowl. Do not use (preferably) a metal saucepan or other vessel.
- Place your silver objects on the foil. Make sure that all silver is in contact with the foil.
- Put three to four teaspoons of bicarbonate or baking powder in the bowl.
- Pour on boiling water. The water should cover both the silver and the foil. Then let the mixture stand for 10-15 minutes.
- Rinse the silver with plain water.
- Then polish with a soft cloth or cloth.
How long it takes before the silver is clean depends on how much sulphide deposits are on the objects. Usually a few minutes are enough.
Note that it may make noice and bubble a little during the process. It usually goes very quietly, but be careful and protect your eyes if you are standing nearby when the process has started for safety. You will see how the black oxide / sulphide disappears from the silver while the aluminum turns black instead. But do not abuse this and think that you are John Dalton, it is not good to do this too often!