Real and fake jewelry can stay like new for many years, as long as you take care of it. But what is the right care for jewelry?
The trick to keeping your jewelry in good condition is to keep it clean. If the jewelry is left for years or even months without a good cleaning or brushing, it will look dull and dull. So keep it brand new by following a few simple steps:
Distinguish real jewelry from fake jewelry. If you have two jewelry boxes, use both to keep them separate. Also, make sure that they are organized by type. Put the bracelets with the bracelets and the rings with the rings. Do not forget to check the necklaces and necklaces from time to time. They usually tend to get confused with each other. Getting rid of them can be a daunting task, if left unchecked for a long time. If the design of the case has a special place to “hang” them, use it. It’s the most practical way to check out necklaces and beads.
Types of cleaners for jewelry
Generally, there are four, five different types of jewelry cleaners: chemicals (from jewelry stores), special cloths, and the good old toothpaste recipe. Of all these cleansers, toothpaste is the most inexpensive and effective. In addition, the toothpaste is not going to damage any kind of jewelry in any way. If it is so good for your “pearl”, white teeth, then it is also good enough for your gemstones. In fact, it is sometimes recommended and indicated as confidential information by some jewelry stores.
Rings are our most beloved and brilliant jewelry, remarkable and precious. Many times, you will find that they lose their luster and their gemstone dazzles. Various hand creams, powders and fluffs, and even soaps all contribute to this. It occurs in almost all rings, but can be easily overturned. If it is a pearl – the mother of precious stones – or opal stones, do not immerse them in chemical cleaners. Natural stones should not be exposed to chemicals. A good quality cloth, especially for jewelry, is probably the best choice. All other rings with stones from diamonds, jewelery or semi-precious stones can be taken care of using special jewelry cleaning products or rubbed with a small brush, after applying a little toothpaste on it. Rinse well with cold water. Good rinsing with cold and plenty of water is essential whether you use toothpaste or a special jewelry cleaner. Any residue of detergent on the gems will result in their yellowing.
Necklaces are probably the ones that need the most work to clean and shine again. This is because they are usually complicated in design or have very delicate designs. The best choice for necklaces are special cloths or jewelry cleaners. Detergents make cleaning easier for the overall cleaning of the necklace. But they do not offer the possibility of polishing the outer surface of the jewelry, so that it shines like new. This is where the cloth helps. Either way, it will take a lot of work and the cooperation of all our fingers, especially the little one. It is a detailed job, but the result will reward you if you do the right job. Use both cloth and detergent if needed.
Bracelets usually do not get so dirty, nor do they lose their color. The problem with bracelets is that they get a lot of scratches and dents and are often twisted or twisted. So be careful with your bracelets. But if you are abusing them and you are harsh with them, then it would be better, when you buy a bracelet, to choose the ones that are “flexible”, fit in your hand and follow its movement.