5 Top TIps To Care For Your Jewellery
Jewellery is precious often expensive and sentimental, so caring for your jewellery is important to make sure that it will last for a lifetime. At Boxes of Elegance our priority is helping you take care of your jewellery, elegantly. Find below our top tips to help you care for your jewellery:
1. Clean your jewellery regularly
One of the best ways to keep your jewellery looking new is to regularly clean it. Here is how you can best clean your jewellery:
- Use a soft, lint-free cloth to wipe down your jewellery after each wear. This will remove any dirt or debris that may have accumulated on the surface.
- Depending on how often you wear your jewellery, you may want to do a deeper clean once a week or so. We recommend using our sonic jewellery cleaner for this. The sonic waves create vibrations in the cleaning liquid that eliminates dirt, dust and smudges from the surface of jewellery as well as other delicate household items.
- If you don’t have a sonic cleaner, you can soak your jewellery in a mild soap and water solution for a few minutes before wiping it down with a cloth. Use a toothbrush with soft bristles to reach into small crevices and clean them out.
- Avoid using harsh chemicals or cleaners on your jewellery as they can damage the surface. There are also certain metals and gems that require more specific cleaning techniques, so make sure you get to know these.
2. Professionally service and clean your jewellery yearly
If your jewellery has a stone, it's a good idea to take it to your jeweller for a clean and service once a year.
3. Remove your jewellery during some daily tasks and while sleeping
Knocks or bumps can chip or scratch the gold in your jewellery, and over time can even loosen the stone from its setting and body lotions, dirt and grime can build up and tarnish your jewellery over time. That's why we recommend removing jewellery items before doing housework (especially dishes, or anything that involves chemicals), gardening, exercising etc.
4. Store your precious possessions in a jewellery or watch box
Storing your jewellery in a cool, dry place away from humidity and heat is essential, and an effective storage solution can make all the difference when it comes to keeping your jewellery in perfect condition. Investing in a jewellery box or watch box with lined or padded compartments is necessary to prevent items from scraping, scratching and bumping into one another, and will also keep your collection out protected from dust and out of direct sunlight (which will dull the color of gemstones over time).
As well as keeping it in tip-top condition, keeping your jewellery organized and untangled will allow you to find the piece you’re looking for more quickly and avoid you loosing items from leaving them around the house.
5. Some special tips for watches
To properly care for your watch:
- Wipe the watch with a soft, dry cloth after each wear. This will remove any sweat or dirt that has accumulated on the surface.
- If the watch is water-resistant, make sure to check the seals and gaskets regularly to ensure they are intact and not worn out.
- Be careful when using cleaning products on your watch, as some chemicals can damage the finish or cause corrosion. Stick to mild soap and water when cleaning the watch case and bracelet.
- Avoid exposing your watch to extreme temperatures, as this can damage the internal components.
- Regardless whether your watch is water-resistant or not, remove all watches before showering, as steam in the shower / bathroom can cause damage.
- Do not wear a watch while exercise, unless they are sports watches which are designed to withstand motion.
- Store separately from other jewellery so that it doesn’t get scratched. Using a specially designed watch box or sectional in a jewellery box with a cushion is perfect. Check out our watch box storage solutions.
- Don’t wear your watch to bed, especially, if you use a magnetic underlay, as this can damage the watch functions.
- If you notice any scratches on the surface of your watch, you can try buffing them out with a soft cloth. However, deep scratches will likely require professional repair.
Your jewellery is an investment that you want to keep looking its best for years to come. By following these simple steps, you can keep your jewellery looking new.
Feel free to email us if you have any questions or suggestions for taking care of your jewellery email@example.com.