How to take care of my jewelry?

Gold and silver are flexible metals. Therefore, it is necessary to take care of it.

First tip: to avoid scratching your jewelry, it should be stored in an individual pouch or in a jewelry box in order to prevent friction that they could have with other jewelry.

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When wearing your jewelry, do not act hastily to limit contact with objects and solid materials that could scratch your jewelry.

It is also recommended to remove your rings before washing your hands as well as to remove your jewelry before going to the pool, the beach, sport, washing dishes, cleaning or before applying a cream, soap, perfume or hairspray.

To make your jewelry shine, you can gently rub your jewelry with a soft cloth.

On fashion jewelry, it is advisable to spread a layer of transparent varnish upon purchase to prevent the risk of oxidation due to perspiration, humidity, heat and aggressive agents. You can get a dermatological varnish in pharmacies or on the internet. Note, however, that it will be necessary to repeat the operation because the varnish tends to leave.

How do I clean my jewelry?

To keep your jewelry as long as possible, it is necessary to clean it regularly.
For this, there are different techniques depending on whether they are gold, silver or non-precious metals.

How do I clean my gold or gold plated jewelry?

To clean gold or gold-plated jewelry, it is best to use mild products such as dish soap or soapy water.

You can do this by placing your gold jewelry in a bowl of hot water with washing up liquid or dish soap overnight. In the morning, rub gently with a soft cloth, then rinse with water and allow to air dry.
You can also use this technique for gold jewelry set with gemstones. Be sure to reduce the soaking time to 10 minutes, however.
Finish with a talcum polish with a soft cloth or breadcrumbs.

How do I clean my sterling silver or silver-plated jewelry?

For silver jewelry, you can use lemon juice, baking soda, or toothpaste.

  • The lemon juice technique: put a little lemon juice on a soft cloth and rub lightly. Then rinse with water. Your silver jewelry will also regain its shine.
  • The baking soda technique: dilute a tablespoon of soda ash in a little water to obtain a paste. Then gently rub the jewel with the paste. Once this is done, rinse with water and finish by polishing with a soft cloth.
  • For the toothpaste technique: take a soft-bristled toothbrush and put toothpaste without micro balls. Lightly rub the jewelry then rinse with water. Finish by polishing with a soft cloth.

How do I clean my fashion jewelry?

You can clean them with lemon juice, hand soap, or vinegar.

  • If you opt for lemon juice: put a little lemon juice on a soft cloth and rub gently. Then rinse with water and finish by drying with a dry cloth.
  • If you choose hand soap: pour a drop of soap on the soft side of a dampened sponge. Then gently rub your jewelry before rinsing it off with water.
  • If you opt for the vinegar solution: dilute in 1/3 vinegar 2/3 water and a small handful of salt. Let the jewelry soak for a few moments and then rinse it with water. Finish with a polishing using a soft cloth.

Be careful, do not forget after washing to apply a coat of transparent varnish to prevent your jewelry from oxidizing quickly.

Why is my jewelry turning green or black?

The greenish or blackish color of our jewelry is the result of the oxidation reaction of metals. This oxidation reaction is relatively common and does not depend on the quality of the jewel.

Over time, jewelry, whether gold or silver, gold plated or silver plated, or costume jewelry, all tend to oxidize. That is to say to take a green or black color.
This is because pure gold, 24 karat gold, is rarely used in jewelry because its physical properties are too malleable to be used alone.
So-called real gold or solid gold jewelry is actually a combination of pure gold associated with another metal.
It is the reaction of these metals with oxygen, humidity, dust, sulfur, perspiration, the acidity of our skin and heat that causes our jewelry to turn green or black.
This is also true for sterling silver jewelry, silver plated and for costume jewelry.

What should I do when my jewelry turns green or black?

The solution, clean them, as explained in the previous point.

After cleaning, you can add a layer of transparent varnish to the inside of your rings to prevent them from darkening, but this operation must be repeated frequently to be effective.

How do I store my jewelry to protect it?

Jewelry is fragile and you have to take care of it if you want to keep it for a long time. One way is to put them away after each use. This is to prevent them from scratching and tangling with each other and oxidizing with humidity, dust, etc.

The best way to store your jewelry is to use a compartmentalized jewelry box. Indeed, this one makes it possible to avoid friction between the jewels and to protect them from the air.

Favor jewelry boxes with an interior covered with velvet, which will protect the jewelry from scratches.

You can also store them in individual boxes or pouches: either the ones you received when buying the jewelry or in small boxes that you can buy in stationery or online. However, we recommend that you buy individual velvet boxes or add a piece of soft cloth to the bottom of traditional boxes to prevent the jewelry from bumping into the walls.

Another way to organize your jewelry is to use a jewelry holder. There are different models: for rings, for necklaces, for bracelets or for earrings. It is also possible to find jewelry holders combining several possibilities. However, this method is the least recommended because the jewelry is not protected from humidity and dust.


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