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Pearls are extremely delicate and require proper care. Use the following guidelines to enjoy your pearl jewelry and protect it for generations to come. Below are some tips for cleaning and caring for your pearls:

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Avoid Harsh Chemicals

  • ● Never use ammonia or any harsh chemicals to clean pearls. They will rub off the nacre, leaving you with a plain bead.
  • ● Wearing your pearls often will allow them to absorb the natural oils present on the skin and give them a beautiful luster.
  • ● Wipe your pearls with a soft lint free cloth each time you take them off. Source: HowToCleanStuff

Store Them Properly

  • ● Store pearls in a separate jewelry pouch. They can get scratched by sharp objects or other gemstones. Source: wikiHow

Keep Them Clean

As we said earlier, even cultured pearls with thicker coatings are more fragile than most other gemstones, so you must handle them carefully to keep them in the best condition.

  • ● Your pearls will stay cleaner if you put them on after you've applied your makeup and perfume.
  • ● Be sure to take off your pearl rings before you apply hand and body creams.
  • ● Wipe your pearls with a soft, lint-free cloth as soon as you take them off. The cloth can be dampened with water, or it can be dry. If damp, allow the pearls to air dry before putting them away.
  • ● Dirty pearls can be cleaned with a mild soap and water solution (try Ivory bar soaps flakes).
  • ● Don't submerge pearls in liquid. If cleaning, use a damp lint free cloth with the cleaning solution. Make sure you rinse off all the solution and pat try, making sure never to leave the pearls under water. 
  • ● Don't under any circumstances put pearl jewelry in an ultrasonic cleaner. The vibrations can severely damage the nacre coating.
  • ● Don't use abrasive cleaners or rub pearls with abrasive cloth. Both can wear away the nacre coating, leaving you with a plain looking bead. Source: Jewelry.About


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Gold jewelry typically carries a special significance for its owner. Whether the item carries sentimental value, monetary value, or both, it is only natural that you will want to keep it looking its best. In this short post we’ll cover 4 tips for cleaning gold jewelry.

Tip #1:

  1. 1. Soak jewelry in soap solution - Add a few drops of mild dishwashing liquid to a bowl filled with two cups of warm water. Drop your gold pieces into the solution and let them soak for about 15 minutes.
  2. 2. Scrub the dirt away - Lift a piece of jewelry out of the solution and gently scrub it with a soft-bristle toothbrush to remove any dirt lodged in nooks and crannies.
  3. 3. Rinse in warm water -Swish the piece around in a bowl of warm water to remove the soapy residue.
  4. 4. Blot dry with a soft cloth - Using a soft cloth, dry your jewelry thoroughly and buff it a little to bring back the shine. Source: RealSimple

Tip #2:

For untarnished jewelry, mix a few drops of mild dish detergent with warm water, and scrub with a soft-bristle toothbrush. If it's tarnished, mix a few drops of ammonia into soapy water, submerge the jewelry and carefully brush with a soft-bristle toothbrush. Rinse it with lukewarm water and allow it to dry.

Avoiding chlorine is key to keeping gold jewelry looking good. "Chlorine at high temperatures, like in a hot tub, can permanently damage or discolor your gold jewelry," says Castoro. Source: WomansDay

Tip #3:

To clean gold jewellery, which has gemstones, don't soak it in water (water can get trapped and rust or discolour the stones or make them loose). Use a clean, dry cloth and gently rub the gemstones. Use a separate damp cloth to rinse the jewellery. Once done, keep the pieces upside down and let them dry. Source: TimesOfIndia

Tip #4:

Use this method with care. It may scratch gold and silver. Also the chemicals that clean your teeth may leave a film on stones and gold. If in doubt, try one of the alternative, gentler methods instead.

Mix a small quantity of toothpaste and water. Squeeze about an inch of toothpaste into a bowl (or your palm!) and mix with a tablespoon or two of water to make a light paste. As a mild abrasive, toothpaste is good for loosening up grime that's accumulated on your favorite pieces of gold jewelry without scratching the jewelry.

  • ●  You can use this method for frequently-worn gold items that need a quick clean or when you don't have access to other cleaning materials (like when you're traveling.)

Scrub with a (soft-bristled) toothbrush. Use an old, soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste to gently scrub off grime. The toothpaste can be applied to a cloth to hand polish an item as well. If you're seeing scratches on your jewelry, it's probably the toothbrush, not the toothpaste - use as soft of brush as possible.

  • ●  Alternatively, simply scrub with undiluted toothpaste. This, however, can be harder to rinse out of small crevices in your jewelry.

Rinse generously in clean water. Just like when you rinse after brushing your teeth, you should rinse your jewelry to remove any loosened dirt or grime! Source: wikiHow


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Jewelry is a precious possession that is designed and crafted to last generations, but proper care is required to assure the lasting qualities of your jewelry. In this short post will cover 3 tips in caring for your jewelry.





Wearing Jewelry

Jewelry is worn by millions of people every day, but few recognize how they can preserve their treasures by using some simple advanced planning and thought. Here are some basic guidelines to consider when wearing jewelry:

* Remove Jewelry During Tasks – When performing manual tasks, remove your jewelry to prevent physical damage or exposure to chemicals or cleaning fluids.

* Put Jewelry On After Applying Makeup – Cosmetics, hairspray, perfumes and lotion can contain chemicals that can often damage jewelry.

* Don't Wear Jewelry in Swimming Pools and Spas – Chlorinated water can react with the metals found in jewelry causing color changes and even structural damage

* Contact Sports and Jewelry Don't Mix– Hard blows during sports can damage jewelry not to mention the people involved. Source: Zales


Cleaning Jewelry

* Follow the instructions appearing on the label or box.

* Clean in a secure location, not the rim of a sink where a piece may slip down the drain.

* Use only a soft brush, never sharp or hard objects, to remove dirt or particles.

* Clean your jewelry often; lotions, soaps and skin oils alter the optical properties of diamonds and gemstones, causing them to look dull.

* Seriously soiled jewelry should be cleaned professionally.

* Clean diamond jewelry with a soft brush dipped in warm water and mild detergent; rinse under running water.

* Never expose pearl jewelry to chemicals or solvents and store each piece in a soft bag.

* Don't expose colored gemstones to chemicals, solvents or ultrasonic without knowing their specific cleaning requirements. Source: Igiworldwide


Storing Jewelry

Proper jewelry storage is often overlooked. Jewelry should never be tossed into a drawer or on top of a dresser − that’s asking for scratches and damaged gems. Most jewelry pieces come in a box or pouch from the store, which is a perfect place to keep them. Sterling silver, for example, should be kept in an anti-tarnish bag or cloth. Jewelry boxes that feature individually padded slots for rings and posts for hanging necklaces and bracelets are also ideal.

Pearls and opals draw moisture from the air, so storing your opal or pearl jewelry in a dry area, such as a safe deposit box, can sometimes do more harm than good. When traveling, protect your jewelry pieces from scratches or other impact damage by padding it in a separate box or case. Source: Gia