|CARING FOR SILVER JEWELRY
Silver though a beautiful metal will require care over periods of time.
Some facts you should know about silver (sterling) is that it will tarnish with continuous exposure to air (oxygen).
|TAKING CARE OF SILVER JEWELRY IS EASY
|The best way to store silver jewelry is in zip lock bags.
These have been conveniently provided to you with every purchase you make with us.
Zip lock bags keep the air out and help silver in maintaining its shine for a longer period of time.
|* You can use silver polishing cloth
These cloths should be rubbed gently on the metal till the cloth turns black.
Do not rub very hard and do not pull the jewelry (especially chains).
These cloths should not be used on gemstones
* You can also wash silver jewelry with warm soapy water and a soft brush.
Do not use tissue or a towel to dry you jewelry after washing. Use only a soft cloth.
Many jewelers do not recommend this as they feel this may affect the metal's shine.
After washing your jewelry you should polish it as well.
If your jewelry contains gemstones or pearls, do not immerse in water, as this can loosen some settings. Never use dips or abrasives cleaners on gemstones.
* Never use an ultrasonic cleaner, ammonia or any chemical solution to clean opaque gemstones, such as turquoise, malachite, onyx, lapis lazuli and opals. They are a porous stone and may absorb chemicals, which build up inside the stone and cause discolouration. Simply wipe them gently with a moist cloth until clean.
* Never immerse your silver jewelry in chlorine, salt water, mineral springs, and suntan lotion. Remember, some household cleaners contain chlorine bleach; these will cause discolouration and also loosen the gemstone.
|CARING FOR GOLD JEWELRY
|Gold, they say can last for many lifetimes. True, but this can only happen if you take proper care of your gold jewelry.
Even though gold is very durable, it is prone to scratching and can get dented if handled in a rough manner.
Gold can lose its luster over time due to normal wear and tear, moisture and body oils.
This can be corrected by gently cleaning your jewelry with lightly soapy water and a soft brush, or a polishing cloth.
NEVER bring your gold jewelry in contact with chlorine. Chlorine is gold's worst enemy. To be safe, take off all your jewelry before swimming.
It is also recommended that you take off rings, bracelets and bangles before using regular household cleaning agents.
Store your gold Jewelry separate from each other to prevent scratching. Use a ziplock bag, jewelry box or a soft cloth to store each piece.