You will hardly find any woman who doesn’t wear some sort of jewellery. For ages now, it has been an integral part of their adornment. Its importance does not only depend on the beauty of the piece they are wearing but it’s also a smart way of long-term investment. Perhaps this is the reason why people spend tonnes of money buying vintage or modern pieces despite it being costly.
But having attractive jewellery pieces is not enough. You will need to take good care of it and store it properly to maintain the way it looks for a longer period. Many a times, jewelleries are kept in the family and passed down from generation to generation. This is when it becomes even more important to preserve their condition. No matter how graceful the piece of jewellery is, it could lose its charm and appeal if it’s not maintained properly.
So in this article, we are sharing some tips to help keep your jewellery pieces in top condition for a longer time.
Rest them at night
We all tend to sweat when we sleep and this is not good for the plating on the ornaments – be it artificial or real jewellery. Moreover, small jewellery items like earrings and anklets can get stuck in your clothes, pillow or quilt and can damage it. So you should always take it off and place it safely on the bedside table if you wear it regularly or somewhere more secure before you hit the sack.
Store in airtight boxes
Do you know putting all the ornaments together in a single kit or box can damage them? When the jewellery pieces are put together, it may result in tarnishing or fading of the original colour. They might also get entangled and there are high chances of them breaking as well. So always wrap them in soft cotton cloth and store in a dry and clean tote box in order to keep it away from any damage. You can also use multi-slotted jewellery box to avoid scratches and other damage.
Cover in a zip-locked bag
Some jewels like pearls and coloured stones are sensitive to air and can lose their original colour if kept exposed for a long time. So we recommend that you put these fine pieces in zip-locked bags to preserve its quality and shine.
Clean before putting them back
While these ornaments add to your beauty and enhance your look, they deal with a lot in terms of sweat, dust, heat, chemicals in beauty products, etc. So before putting them away safely in your cupboard, clean them well to maintain the way these pieces look. For gold and silver jewellery, you can use soapy water to clean it thoroughly while for artificial jewellery use tissues to wipe them well. Do not wash fancy ornaments with soapy water as it can rob them off their natural look and shine.
Keep it away from the gym, swimming pool and kitchen
Never forget to remove your ornaments while, swimming, heading towards the gym, working in the kitchen or doing other household chores. The jewel can easily catch on heavy machinery or go missing in the pool or gym or come loose without your knowledge or can be damaged by heat and sweat while working in the kitchen. Also, try to avoid wearing heavy and expensive pieces while doing strenuous work like gardening.
Apply jewellery after make-up
Many aesthetic products like deodorant, perfumes, lotions, cream and other makeup accessories contain chemicals in them which can easily affect the metal, so put on your jewellery after applying make-up and beauty products.
Take special care when going out wearing jewellery
Like a matador attracts a raging bull with the red cloth, you might invite danger to yourself when you go out wearing beautiful and valuable pieces of jewellery. You will have to be extra careful as you never know when you will become a victim of mugging. So, always be on high alert whenever you are going out adorning yourself with these beautiful embellishments.
We hope that you find these tips useful to maintain your ornaments in good condition for a longer time.