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Taking care of fine jewelry

Gold is a timeless jewelry metal that will never go out of style. With the right care, your favorite jewelry pieces will last a lifetime. Here we share a few tips to ensure that your jewelry maintains its beauty and shine for years to come.

Cleaning

When wearing your jewelry on a daily basis, dust and pollution can impact the appearance and longevity of these pieces. We suggest occasional cleaning to remove dirt and keep your jewelry in the best condition. Cleaning your jewelry at home is simple.

For a light wash you need: 1 teaspoon of dishwashing soap, 1 cup of warm water, a bowl or shallow dish, a cloth or soft bristle toothbrush. Steps: Mix the dish soap in the water until it's fully dissolved. Dip your jewelry in and use a soft cloth or soft toothbrush to gently scrub clean. Rinse with clean water and let dry on a clean cloth.

For a more thorough clean you need: 3 drops of lemon essential oil, ½ cup of white vinegar, a bowl or shallow dish. Steps: Mix the essential oil with vinegar in a small bowl. Add jewelry and soak for approximately 5 minutes. If needed, wipe with a soft cloth to loosen the dirt. Rinse with clean water and let dry on a clean cloth.

Storing your jewelry

When you're not wearing your jewelry it's important to keep it in a safe and protected place. This is how we recommend storing your jewelry.

A clean, dry, fabric-lined jewelry box with multiple units is the best option. Another option is storing your pieces seperately in soft cloth bags or smaller protective cases. This prevents jewelry from tangling or scratching each other.

Try to keep jewelry away from intense heat, ideally storing it at room temperature.

When to take off your jewelry

In the pool

Harsh chemicals can break down the molecular structure of gold so make sure to take off your jewelry before entering a pool or hot tub.

During physical activity

Sweating won't impact your jewelry but it does expose it to your body's natural oils. We suggest either taking off your jewelry pieces before a workout or cleaning them from time to time to maintain their shine. Always take off your jewelry while doing activities or household chores that could potentially harm your jewelry like gardening.

When taking a shower or a bath

Although you can keep on your staple pieces during your everyday self-care routine, it is advised to take them off if you are using any harsh chemicals or soap. If your jewelry is left on, be mindful of any residue left behind, make sure to rinse it with water and use a soft cloth to dry it thoroughly.

While sleeping

Remove jewelry before bed as certain pieces have chains that may twist or tangle.

In saltwater

Saltwater can lead to the weakening of gold, silver or platinum and the potential blemishing of diamonds. While a quick dip won't hurt your jewelry right away, we suggest taking it off if you go in for an extended period of time. Always rinse jewelry with clean water after exposure to saltwater. It is also important to remember that cooler temperatures can cause fingers to shrink after a prolonged period of time. Be mindful of your rings as they could easily slip off.

Questions?

If you have any additional questions about caring for your gold jewelry visit us at our store or send us an email.

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