Keep Your Jewelry Sparkling
Easy Jewelry Care Instructions
A piece of jewelry is not just an accessory, it is an investment. Whether it is a sentimental family heirloom or a piece you splurged on, it is important to take care of it properly. Proper care and maintenance can ensure your jewelry looks as good as new for years to come. We understand that most people don't know where to start when it comes to caring for their jewelry, so we have put together this guide with simple and easy to follow jewelry care instructions.
Store Your Jewelry Properly
One of the biggest mistakes people make is not storing their jewelry properly. Jewelry should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and moisture. Exposure to sunlight and moisture can cause discoloration and damage to your jewelry. Additionally, jewelry should be stored separately to prevent it from getting tangled or scratched. Invest in jewelry boxes or pouches, or even a simple ziplock bag to protect your pieces.
Clean Your Jewelry Regularly
Cleaning your jewelry regularly is essential to maintaining its shine and luster. Dirt, oils, and sweat can build up on your jewelry causing it to lose its sparkle. For most jewelry, a simple cleaning solution of gentle soap and water will do the trick. Soak your jewelry in the solution for a few minutes, then use a soft bristle brush to gently clean away any dirt and grime. Rinse with water and pat dry with a soft cloth. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials, as they can cause damage to your jewelry.
Avoid Exposing Your Pieces to Chemicals
Chemicals can be incredibly damaging to your jewelry, causing it to tarnish, discolor, or even become permanently damaged. Chemicals like chlorine, bleach, and even hairspray can cause damage to your jewelry. To avoid exposure to chemicals, remove your jewelry before going swimming, doing household chores, or applying beauty products. Additionally, be sure to apply perfumes and lotions before putting on your jewelry to avoid exposing it to any harmful chemicals.
Take Your Jewelry to MJ for Cleaning and Inspection
Even with regular cleaning and maintenance, some problems may need a professional's attention. Bring your jewelry to a MJ Christensen for cleaning and inspection at least once a year. We’ll clean your jewelry, check for any loose stones or damage, and can make any necessary repairs.
Wear Your Jewelry with Care
Finally, it is essential to wear your jewelry with care. Avoid wearing your jewelry during physical activities or sports, as they can easily become dislodged or damaged. Additionally, be careful when placing and removing your jewelry, so as not to accidentally pull or twist it out of shape.
Keep Your Treasures Shining for a Lifetime
Taking good care of your jewelry is incredibly important to keep it looking like new. With these jewelry care instructions, you can maintain the shine, luster, and beauty of your favorite pieces for years to come. Remember to store your jewelry properly, clean it regularly, avoid exposing it to chemicals, take it for professional cleaning and inspection, and wear it with care. By following these simple steps, you can keep your jewelry looking fresh and beautiful for a lifetime.