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Jewelry Care 101: The Do's and Don'ts for Preserving the Beauty of Your Precious Pieces

by doron rotman 31 May 2023

Summary: Jewelry Care Do's and Don'ts

Do's:

  1. Store jewelry in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight and humidity.
  2. Use a jewelry box with compartments or individual pouches.
  3. Clean jewelry gently with appropriate cleaning solutions.
  4. Dry jewelry thoroughly with a soft, lint-free cloth after cleaning.
  5. Inspect and repair jewelry as needed by a professional jeweler.
  6. Remove jewelry before physical activities, swimming, or showering.
  7. Apply cosmetics before putting on jewelry.
  8. Handle jewelry with clean, dry hands and hold by the metal parts.

Don'ts:

  1. Avoid storing jewelry in the bathroom or direct sunlight.
  2. Do not use harsh chemicals or abrasive materials for cleaning.
  3. Avoid overcleaning or excessively rubbing jewelry.
  4. Do not wear jewelry during cleaning or exposure to chemicals.
  5. Avoid exposing jewelry to extreme temperatures or fluctuations.
  6. Do not wear jewelry during activities that may cause damage.
  7. Refrain from wearing jewelry while sleeping.
  8. Avoid yanking or pulling on your jewelry.

How to clean your silver jewelry

Welcome to SNAPS guide on Our interchangeable jewelry range is made of the highest quality materials, including silver plating, which requires proper care and maintenance to keep it looking its best.

Firstly, it's important to note that silver jewelry can tarnish over time due to exposure to air, moisture, and various chemicals. To prevent this, store your silver jewelry in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and other jewelry. You could also use an anti-tarnish pouch or cloth to protect your silver jewelry.

When it comes to cleaning your silver jewelry, we recommend using a soft cloth, such as a microfiber cloth, to gently wipe away any dirt or grime. For tougher stains, you can use a small amount of silver cleaner specifically formulated for silver jewelry. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials as they can damage the silver plating.

For extra protection and shine, you can also polish your silver jewelry with a silver polishing cloth. This will help remove any remaining tarnish and restore the shine to your jewelry.

At SNAPS, we believe in sustainable solutions to minimize our environmental impact. That's why our modular jewelry allows for easy mixing and matching to create multiple looks with just a few items. By taking proper care of your silver jewelry, you can extend its lifespan and reduce the need for new jewelry, further reducing the carbon footprint associated with production and transportation.

 

Gold Plated Jewelry: How to Clean and Maintain its Luster

Gold plated jewelry has become increasingly popular for its affordability and luxurious appearance. But before diving into the intricacies of cleaning and maintaining your gold plated pieces, let's first understand what gold plated jewelry is and how it differs from solid gold.

The Importance of Proper Care

Improper care of gold plated jewelry can lead to tarnishing, fading, or even damage to the gold layer. Wearing tarnished jewelry not only affects its appearance but can also cause skin irritation for those with sensitive skin. To avoid these issues, it's essential to know the right way to clean and maintain your gold plated jewelry.

Common Mistakes and Adverse Effects

Some common mistakes people make when cleaning gold plated jewelry include:

  1. Using abrasive materials or harsh chemicals that can scratch or strip away the gold layer.
  2. Overcleaning or excessively rubbing the gold plated surface, which can also wear away the gold layer.
  3. Not rinsing thoroughly, leaving residues that can lead to tarnishing.

How to Clean Gold Plated Jewelry

To clean your gold plated jewelry, follow these simple steps:

  1. Fill a bowl with lukewarm water and a few drops of mild dish soap.
  2. Gently place your gold plated jewelry in the soapy water.
  3. Use a soft cloth or a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently clean the jewelry, paying special attention to any intricate details or engravings.
  4. Rinse the jewelry thoroughly with clean water, ensuring no soap residue remains.
  5. Pat the jewelry dry with a soft, lint-free cloth and allow it to air dry completely before storing or wearing.

Avoid using jewelry cleaners containing ammonia, vinegar, or other harsh chemicals, as they can damage the gold plating. Also, never use abrasive materials like toothpaste or baking soda to clean your gold plated jewelry.

Jewelry cleaning

Tips for Storing Gold Plated Jewelry

Proper storage is essential to prevent tarnishing and other damage to your gold plated jewelry. Follow these tips to keep your pieces looking their best:

  1. Store your gold plated jewelry in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight, heat, and humidity.
  2. Keep each piece separate to avoid scratches and wear caused by contact with other jewelry.
  3. Use a jewelry box with compartments or individual pouches to store your gold plated items.
  4. Consider using anti-tarnish strips or bags to protect your jewelry from tarnishing.

By following these cleaning and storage tips, you can preserve the luster and beauty of your gold plated jewelry for years to come. Remember that proper care is the key to maintaining the luxurious appearance of your cherished pieces.

In conclusion

taking proper care of your silver and gold plated jewelry is essential to maintain their beauty and prolong their lifespan. By understanding the differences between solid gold and gold plated jewelry, as well as the unique care requirements for silver jewelry, you can ensure that your cherished pieces remain in pristine condition. Remember to clean your jewelry gently using appropriate cleaning solutions and avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive materials. Furthermore, store your jewelry correctly to prevent tarnishing and damage. With these tips, you can enjoy the elegance and luxury of your silver and gold plated jewelry for years to come.

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