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A clean piece of jewelry is a piece that will last you a lifetime or more. Here's how to make yours look great forever. 

  • Remove all jewelry before taking a shower or cleaning. Soap can cause a film to form on jewelry making it dull. 
  • There are many commercial cleaners available to clean jewelry at home. You will find a soft chamois cloth an effective and inexpensive way to keep your jewelry lustrous and shining.
  • Be careful of chlorine. Chlorine, especially at high temperatures can permanently damage and discolour your jewelry. Do not wear gold while using chlorine bleach or while in a pool or hot tub.
  • You can remove tarnish with jewelry cleaner or by using soap and water. After brushing simply rinse with lukewarm water and allow to dry.
  • Grease can be removed from plain gold jewelry by dipping it in plain alcohol.

How to store your jewelry when not in use

When not wearing jewelry store it in soft cloth pouches , soft cloth wraps and plastic ziplock bags. 

  • Chains should lie flat to avoid kinks.
  • Gold is strong but can still be scratched. So avoid placing pieces atop each other in a jewelry box or drawer.
  • Store your ornaments in a dry place. Avoid extreme temperatures.
  • Always store jewelry in separate pouches or wraps. Don't stuff them into your jewelry box. Overcrowding could mean misplaced gems or lost jewelry if a small piece falls unnoticed from the case. You could even inadvertently bend a fragile piece or chip a delicate stone. 

When you travel for your honeymoon 

  • Dont pack jewelry in bags that you wont be carrying yourself. 
  • Never leave jewelry in a hotel room. Keep it in the hotel's safety deposit box when you are not wearing it.
  • Use a body pouch under your clothing if you must carry a valuable piece of jewelry.
  • Never go sightseeing with valuables in your purse or pocket.

Do's and Don'ts for jewelry

Do

  • Keep your jewels clean. Care for them at home as well as take them to the jeweller for periodic cleanings. 
  • Check all clasps and prongs for gemstone security. Check gemstones themselves for any damage that may warrant recutting or repolishing.

Dont

  • Leave earrings, gold chains or pendants on the rim of a sink or edge of a bathtub, they can easily slip down the drain. 
  • Wear makeup and hairspray over jewelry. Chemicals can damage it. 
  • Dont wear coloured gems in sunlight, rose quartz and amethyst they may fade. 
  • Never use toothpaste to clean jewelry.

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