Whether you’re an avid jewelry collector or someone with just a few chic accessories, you’ll definitely need to know how to take care of your pieces. After all, taking good care of your jewelry will help them last longer and look better. We’ve listed down a few tips, ranging from how to properly store your jewelry to how to clean them, in order to make the most out of your precious collection.
Storage is key!
Even if you’re extra careful when wearing them, damage can also definitely happen while your jewelry is in storage. These usually come from pieces getting tangled or hitting one another. The best way to avoid heartache is to store your jewelry separately in protective boxes or pouches. You can even get creative with your storage solutions by showing off your collection in cute accessory holders.
Clean your jewelry the right way
We’re probably tempted to just store our jewelry right away after using them but properly cleaning your treasured possessions will help them last a lot longer. For pearls, it’s best to wipe them with a dry and soft cloth after every use.
Diamonds, meanwhile, will need to be soaked in warm water that’s been mixed with a mild soap solution. Wait until the water reaches room temp and gently brush them with a soft bristled brush. Rinse them out completely and wipe them dry with a soft cloth. You don’t need to do this after every use, but only when your gems have accumulated a lot of dirt. Feel free to do this once in a while!
Know when to take your accessories off
Jewelry can make or break an outfit but did you know that specific activities can have a negative effect on your pieces? If you’re going to be working with your hands or dealing with chemicals, it’ll be best to keep the jewelry off. If you’re heading to the beach or to the pool, we also advise not to accessorize as water can cause discoloration and even disintegration.
Regularly examine your pieces
They say that prevention is the best cure and that saying can definitely apply to your jewelry too! Make sure to take a look at your accessories from time to time, examining that the settings are snug and clasps and joinings are secure.
Call a professional if needed
Cleaning and minor repairs can easily be done at home but sometimes you need to call the professionals. Luckily, Twin Princess Gems is always happy to help. Feel free to bring your jewelry to any of our stores at least once a year for an examination and servicing such as cleaning.
Properly caring for your jewelry is one of the most important steps in making sure that your pieces maintain both their value and beauty. After all, any item looks better and lasts longer if you know how to properly maintain it. Keep these tips in mind and you’ll have a collection that looks as good as new.