Personalised jewellery is very special, and it ought to be treated that way. Even the most basic of jewellery requires special care to keep it looking like new.
To keep your personalised pieces shining, we’ve put together a quick and easy guide. It doesn’t matter if they are rings, necklaces or bracelets, there are steps you can take to keep your jewellery in perfect condition.
- First, do your makeup.
Hairsprays, lotions and creams as well as cosmetics all have chemicals that can tarnish your personalised pieces. To keep your jewellery looking sensational, make sure you put it on only after doing your hair and makeup.
- Take it off when you’re cleaning.
Harsh cleaning chemicals, water and constant wiping can lead to early wear and tear and tarnish of your personalised jewellery. Remember to take your pieces off whenever you’re cleaning up.
- Never swim with your jewellery.
There’s nothing as refreshing as a quick dip in the pool or a swim in the ocean. Jacuzzis and pools, though, are filled with chlorine and other chemicals that can discolour your jewellery after a while. Rather take your jewellery off when you put your bathing suit on. This includes those custom made engagement rings such as those bearing diamonds or rose gold.
- Don’t bathe with your pieces on.
Shampoos and soaps may smell lovely and leave you feeling clean, but they can be hazardous for your jewellery. Too many suds on your bracelet, rings or necklaces can cause a film to build up over the metal, dulling your jewellery’s beautiful shine.
- Keep your jewellery safe.
Storing your personalised jewellery properly can help keep it looking brand-new. Keep your items in a box where they won’t get knotted and tangled with other items. A box with a soft felt lining is the way to go, but even a shoebox lined with fabric will do the trick. You may want to consider investing in anti-tarnish strips, too. These will help keep oxidants out, which can dull your items.
Looking After Your Gold And Silver Pieces
We know that all jewellery can eventually tarnish and lose its shimmer. The best way to avoid this happening to your personalised pieces is to look after them. Clean your gold and silver jewellery quickly at the end of each day with a soft cloth. This will help get rid of any oils or fingerprints that have accumulated during the day.
Once a week, give your gold and silver a deep clean with a mixture of half a cup of warm water and a mild liquid soap. Leave your jewellery to soak in the mixture for about 3 minutes and then remove it. Rinse with clean water and leave your jewellery to air dry.
Be sure to take extra care of your sterling silver pieces by using a special silver polish that you can purchase from most supermarkets and jewellery stores.
Personalised jewellery is special. It usually reminds you of a special moment, so treat it with the care it deserves, and it will last forever.