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Jewelry Care Tips

How to wear jewelry:

  • Avoid wearing jewelry when doing rough work or engaging in sports or other activity to protect them from mechanical damages such as brakes, chips and scratches.
  • Keep the jewelry and gemstone away from direct contact with drugs which include mercury, oxygen, sulfur, chlorine or iodine, because these substances can react with jewelry destroying the structure or leaving the dark spots on their surface.
  • Keep the jewelry with natural inserts away from the effect of sudden temperature differences and long-stay near the sources  of heat and light, because gemstones can change their color and lose their glitter.
  • Special care should be treated with products with pearls, turquoise, coral or jewelry made of rubber, protecting them from the influence of   cosmetics, soapsuds, perfume, water, acids, acetone and sunlight.
  • After wearing wipe your jewelry with a soft cloth removing the spots of sweat and dirt.

How to keep jewelry:

  • Store your jewelry in a dry clean place, in a box with compartments.
  • Put your jewelry in a box separated from each other. A touch of precious metals can cause their tarnish and the friction of stone on stone causes scratches.  
  • Topazes, amethysts, pearl and turquoise lose their color under the impact of UV rays so they should be kept in the darkness.
  • Jewelry boxes should be made of natural materials such as wood, stone and leather giving them attractive and refined look. Jewelry boxes are made of special material called microfiber from inside that prevents the oxidation and, hence the damage of jewelry.
  • Avoid the sudden temperature differences, high humidity and artificial sources of heat and light. This is especially important for silverware as silver can be oxidized at high humidity. Some kinds of precious stones are artificially irradiated to improve their color. Such stones should be protected from the long stay under the sun. They lose their color and fade in broad daylight.

Cleaning jewelry:

  • Jewelry differ because of resistance to the hostile environment and require timely care. The most resistant to the hostile environment are jewelry made of platinum, yellow gold, white gold, red gold and silver.
  • It is recommended to clean jewelry with a chamois close at least once a month. Heavily fouled jewelry should be cleaned in the jewelry workshop.
  • To clean jewelry use special jewelry cosmetics: napkins, pastes and cleaning solutions.
  • Jewelry should be cleaned very carefully because mud usually contains small crystals of dust, which can leave scratches on the surface of the jewelry metal.  It is recommended to "dry" products without inserts with pure ethanol or wipe dry, otherwise it will fade again.
  • Platinum is the most persistent metal and requires less maintenance as opposed to gold and silver. Caring for platinum is the same as for gold, but you can clean it more rarely.   
  • Put the jewelry made of gold into the warm soapy water solution, clean it with a toothbrush under running water.
  • It is better to clean gold jewelry which have lost their glitter and become darker because of the constant contact with skin with chamois cloth.
  • Gold rings without stones can be cleaned with lipstick which was triturated with cotton wool or paper.  
  • It is more convenient to clean chains and bracelets washing them in a bottle, slightly shaking it until the dirt come downAfter that it is necessary to dry them or to wipe with towel or napkin.
  • You can dip gold earrings, chains and rings into sweetened water for 2 or 3 hours (one spoon per cup of water), then wipe with a soft towel or cloth. This will return them their initial glitter.
  • Don't clean gilded silver, nielloed silver and enameled silver, it's better to wipe them with a soft sponge to avoid damaging of the thin surface of the jewelry.
  • The dark spots on the silver jewelry are removed by tooth powder or finely pounded chalk.
  • You should wash the dark coating on the silver jewelry is with warm soapy water  and a mixture of gruel of ammonia  and tooth powder or chalk, then rinse it with hot water and wipe with a soft towel.
  • Please note that if the stone is not fixed but glued to the jewelry, you should refuse wet cleaning.
  • Dirty jewelry made of silver with natural or synthetic stones should be washed in a mild soap solution with a few drops of liquid ammonia per half a glass of water, after that they should be rinse with clear hot water and wiped with a flannel cloth.
  • In order to return stones their initial glitter use degreasing procedures. Dissolve a small amount of shampoo or soap in a small amount of water. Don't use laundry soap to avoid the process of getting gold or platinum frame dull. Wipe jewels with soft toothbrush and wash under running water. After cleaning wipe jewellery dry by a piece of soft not fleecy cloth.
  • Jewellery with natural turquoise, pearls, nacre, coral require special care. Majority of these materials may be damaged by hot and soapy water. Such jewellery should better be washed in clean cold water and wiped by chamois leather or flannel. Fat film from pearl or nacre can be removed by washing in clean warm water and drying.

All jewellery products are recommended to send to jewellery shop for maintenance and professional cleaning.