How To Care For Your Jewellery

In order to care for your jewellery and keep your jewellery looking brand new, it is important that you care for it correctly.

In order to care for your jewellery and keep your jewellery looking brand new, it is important that you care for it correctly. We work with a range of different types of metals including Surgical Steel, 925 Sterling Silver and 9 Carat Yellow Gold so read on to find out how to care for your specific item.

How To Clean Your Jewellery

I recommend using a lint free jewellery cleaning cloth to clean your jewellery, this is so that the lint doesn’t come away and mark or scratch your jewellery pieces. Cleaning chemicals can weaken the metals so I would advise against using jewellery chemical cleaners unless the tarnishing is extremely bad.

How To Clean Surgical Steel Jewellery

Surgical Steel jewellery is actually the easiest out of all metals to keep clean! This is because it is hypoallergenic and does not tarnish, therefore it only requires a quick wipe over with a jewellery cloth to keep smear-free.

How To Clean Sterling Silver Jewellery

Sterling silver jewellery will tarnish over time and is a natural consequence of the molecules in silver interacting with the molecules in Sulfur. Tarnishing can also occur if your jewellery has been exposed to salt, direct sunlight or chlorinated water. If you live in a coastal area or a humid then you will have to take more care with your sterling silver jewellery.

The most common cause of your jewellery tarnishing is actually by exposing it to the air! This is why it is so important to store your jewellery items in an air tight jewellery box as much as possible. To clean your sterling silver jewellery start by using a jewellery cleaning cloth to see if this can get rid of the tarnishing. If the tarnishing is very bad then a very mild ammonia and phosphate free soap with warm water should do the trick, just ensure that you dry the jewellery fully afterwards.

How To Clean 9 carat Solid Yellow Gold Jewellery

If you don’t own any gold jewellery wipes then the easiest way to clean your solid yellow gold jewellery is to mix a few drops of baby shampoo in a bowl of lukewarm water for ten minutes. Then use a soft bristle brush to clean the jewellery pieces as this will loosen any dirt. Ensure that the brush is definitely soft bristled so that you do not scratch your jewellery. Finally rinse the jewellery in clean lukewarm water and dry thoroughly, before using a lint free cloth on it to polish it up.

How To Store Your Jewellery Correctly

It is important to store your jewellery in an air tight jewellery box to keep your jewellery from tarnishing. It is also best to store your jewellery pieces separately if you can and to keep them in their branded Gemz By Emz jewellery bags. Keep your jewellery away from moisturise, chemicals and perfumes to prevent them from reacting with the metals. Avoid putting your jewellery on directly after applying moisturiser, perfume, fake tan or sun tan lotion.

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Article written by EMMA THOMSON
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