Cleaning and maintenance

No matter what type of jewelry you own, there are simple and affordable ways to keep your jewelry looking clean and shiny. All types of jewelry can benefit from regular at-home cleaning and polishing using simple ingredients found in most kitchens and bathrooms. Not all jewelry, however, should be polished the same way. Whether it’s silver, gold, diamonds, or pearls, each type of jewelry should be cared for in its own way.
Polishing Silver Jewelry: 
Rinse the silver in warm water. Quickly rinse the silver jewelry in warm, but not hot water. If you’re cleaning several pieces of jewelry, make sure to rinse each piece of jewelry individually. Inspect each piece of jewelry after rinsing to make sure nothing has fallen off or been damaged during the rinsing process.
Dry with a soft cloth. Once you have rinsed the jewelry, then rub a soft chamois jeweler's cloth over the surfaces to polish and shine. Rub the cloth in a gentle, circular motion over the jewelry. Make sure all of the moisture has been dried after you have finished drying and polishing.
 Use a silver-cleaning fluid. If rinsing and polishing hasn’t produced a satisfactory result, then use a silver-cleaning fluid. Apply the silver cleaner with a soft toothbrush and scrub gently. Finish polishing with a chamois cloth. A chamois cloth can be purchased at a jewelry store or online.
  • You can also choose to use a silver-cleaning cloth rather than a fluid.
  • Goddard’s Silver Dip is an example of a silver-cleaning fluid, and it is available at drugstores and supermarkets. 

 

 

Keep cleaning to a minimum. Make sure to remove silver jewelry before getting into in chlorinated swimming pools or hot tubs. Exposure to air and light tarnishes silver. Avoid wearing silver rings when you will be using your hands for projects, like gardening. Especially avoid wearing your silver when you will be coming into contact with cleaning products and products that contain sulfur, like mayonnaise.

  • Always keep your pieces in a cloth jewelry bag when not in use.
  • Put on your silver as a finishing touch to your outfit. Don’t use hairspray, cosmetics, or other hair products after putting jewelry on.

    Polishing Gold Jewelry:

     

    Soak in warm water and dishwashing soap. Create a mixture of two cups of warm water and only a few drops of a mild dishwashing soap. Put the gold jewelry into the water. Allow it to soak for fifteen minutes.

    *Joy is an example of a mild dishwashing soap.

     

     

    Scrub with a soft toothbrush. Once the gold has soaked for fifteen minutes, remove it from the water. Take a soft toothbrush and gently scrub in small, circular motions. Do not scrub too hard or use too hard of a brush or you may damage the gold.

     

     

    Rinse in warm water. After you have scrubbed the gold, rinse it in warm water. Rinse it thoroughly to remove any leftover mixture. Once it has been rinsed, use a soft cloth to dry the jewelry. Then, store it in your jewelry box or other safe location with care to avoid future damage.

     

    Polishing Natural Gemstones, Glass, and Diamonds: 

     

    Mix warm water and soap for gemstones like rubies and sapphires. To clean other gemstones, like rubies and sapphires, use two cups of water and a few drops of dish soap or detergent. Put the jewelry into the mixture. Allow the jewelry to soak for twenty minutes before removing.

    • You can also use baby shampoo in place of soap or detergent.
    • Don’t put vinegar or any other acidic ingredient into the mixture.

      Scrub with a soft toothbrush. Begin gently scrubbing the diamonds with the toothbrush that has been dipped into the mixture. Along with cleaning the main parts of the jewelry, make sure to to get into the small areas and setting as well. 

      • Use a soft toothbrush that will not be used again for any other purpose outside of cleaning.

         

        Rinse with warm water. Rinse the jewelry under or in warm water when you have finished scrubbing. If you’re cleaning multiple pieces of jewelry, rinse each piece individually. Then, lay the diamonds or gemstones on a tissue to dry. Store them in a safe place once they have finished drying.

         

        Polishing Pearls:

         

        Create a mixture. Use one cup of water and a few drops of shampoo. Any type of shampoo is fine to use. Pour the shampoo and water into a bowl and stir using a spoon or other utensil.

         

         

        Go over the pearls with a makeup brush. Don’t dip the pearls directly into the mixture. Instead, use a small and clean makeup brush. Dip the makeup brush into the mixture. Go over each pearl with the makeup brush. Make sure to clean every part of the pearl, even the part near the setting.

         

         

        Rinse the pearls with a damp cloth. Use a damp cloth that has been wrung dry. Gently rub the pearls with the damp cloth to rinse the mixture off. Allow the pearls to dry on the soft, dry cloth they were originally laid out on.

         

         

        Practice preventative cleaning measures. Pearls are fragile and easily damaged by harsh cleaning methods. Always put on your pearl jewelry after applying makeup and aerosol products. Clean immediately after perspiring and being in smoky environments.

         

        Cleaning Costume Natural Shell Jewelry: 

         

        Mix baby shampoo and water. Do not use a commercial jewelry cleaner on natural Shell jewelry because the solution is usually too harsh. Instead, mix one drop of baby shampoo into one cup of water. Stir the mixture together with a spin or other utensil.

        • Don’t put vinegar or any other acidic ingredient into the mixture


        Use a soft toothbrush or Q-Tip. Dip a soft toothbrush or Q-Tip into the mixture. Gently scrub over the surface of the jewelry. Make sure to clean the hard-to-reach spots and small areas. You may want to use a toothbrush for the larger areas, and a Q-Tip for the smaller areas.

         

         

         

        Rinse in cold water. After you are done scrubbing, rinse the solution off of the jewelry in cold water. Do not use warm water because it can loosen the glue. Make sure all of the mixture is rinsed off and then dry the jewelry with a towel or microfiber cloth.

         

         

        Dry with a hairdryer. Use a hair dryer to make sure that the jewelry is completely dry. Any leftover moisture can cause rust. Make sure to use the cool setting. A warmer or hot setting can cause the piece to warp or glue to melt.

         

         

        Store in plastic bags. Keep each piece of costume jewelry in its own zipper plastic bag. Be sure that all oxygen is removed from the bag before storing it. Keeping the jewelry from being exposed to oxygen will keep it shinier for longer between cleanings. You can also purchase a velvet-lined jewelry box that has a lid instead of using plastic bags. Or, you can store the plastic box inside of the jewelry box.

        SIZING

        RINGS

        How to measure your ring size? 
        All you need is a pair of scissors, a piece of thread and a ruler.
            
        Wrap the thread around your finger, then mark and cut the spot where the thread meets.
        Measure the length of the thread with your ruler. This will give you the circumference (C) of your ring size
         
        Now you can choose your size from our ring sizing chart.
        if you are still not sure about the right size, or your size doesn't show in our chart, you are more than welcome to contact us and we'll be happy to assist you.
         
        NECKLACES
         
           
        BELLY BUTTON PIERCINGS INSTRUCTIONS 
        To put in the belly button piercing, grasp the ring between the fingers and thumb on either side of the opening and pull one side of the ring toward you and the other side away from you. This will twist the metal to widen the opening for you to insert the jewellery. Do not pull the jewellery apart as this may put stress on the metal. You may use pliers if you cannot use your fingers. Put the jewellery into the hole and close the same way.
         
        The ring is made of either Silver 925 or Gold-filled.
        To maintain the cleanliness of the piercing, in the first week you should always wash your hands before handling, and clean 3 times a day in a saltwater solution (glass of water with three teaspoons of salt) and apply an antibiotic cream during the week. It is not recommended to enter a chlorine swimming pool within the first 10 days of changing the piercing. However, if you do, it is recommended to wash the area with soap in the shower afterwards. Seawater is good for the piercing.
        You should avoid tight clothes that may snag the piercing. This may cause infection so please be careful. The warranty does not cover the jewellery in the event of infection or allergies of any kind. No responsibility for a loss.
        If you have any questions or need some help, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
         

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