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Jewellery Care

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How to care about your jewelry
  

 ALWAYS:

 1. Put on any lotions, perfume, hairspray, etc. before your jewellery.

 2 . Wipe jewellery with a soft, clean cloth each time you take it off.

  
 
What you should not do with your jewelry
  

NEVER:

 1. Wear jewellery while doing anything physical like working out, gardening, etc.

 2. Let household cleaning products touch your jewellery.

 3. Wear jewellery in chlorinated swimming pools or hot tubs.


 

 

STORING YOUR JEWELLERY

1. Jewellery should be stored away from natural sunlight and at a cool temperature. Use a protective jewellery box or tarnish-resistant pouch. Do not use polyvinyl plastic bags (like trash bags) as these can make silver tarnish faster.

2. Avoid contact with air to prevent silver from tarnishing.

3. Do not store your jewellery in the bathroom.

4. Please note that INVIN gift boxes are not intended for long term storage. They are not completely airtight, so tarnishing may occur.

 

 

 

 CARING FOR STERLING SILVER

To clean your sterling silver jewellery, use a soft 100% cotton or flannel cloth. Rub very gently - remember, silver is a soft metal, and you could easily scratch it. Alternatively, you can use a special sterling silver cleaning cloth, or a soft horsehair silver brush.

For a deeper clean, use a mild soap and warm water. Rinse carefully with cold water after washing. (Note: this cleaning technique is not for use on jewellery containing pearls). 

 

CARING FOR RHODIUM PLATED SILVER 

Clean with warm water and a mild liquid soap, then rinse clean with cold water and dry immediately with a soft polishing cloth.

Never use any chemicals on rhodium plated silver, and never use a cloth that is intended for use on non-plated silver or gold jewellery. 

 

CARING FOR GOLD

Unlike silver, gold does not tarnish. However, it can still become dirty. Clean gold with mild detergent and a soft cloth, scrubbing gently with a soft toothbrush. Rinse it in clean water and then dry thoroughly with a soft polishing cloth.





CARING FOR CUBIC ZIRCONIA

Wipe clean with a cotton or flannel cloth, or a special jewellery polishing cloth. Use straight motions, rather than circular, to avoid scratching your jewellery. To remove excess grit and dirt, try using a special cleaning solution. Warm water and mild soap can also be used to clean cubic zirconia.


CARING FOR PEARLS

Pearls are exceptionally soft, so they need extra special care. Do not keep your pearls in a box with other pieces of jewellery, as they will become scratched. Instead, keep your pearl jewellery in a separate fabric pouch or fabric lined box.

Pearls should be wiped after each wear, using a wet or dry cloth. This will stop the slight acidity in perspiration from eating away at the pearls. Never clean pearls using anything that is not specifically made for that purpose. 

To protect your pearls, avoid heat, dry air, cosmetics, hair spray, and perfume.

 

CARING FOR GEMSTONES

Gemstones may be tough, but that doesn’t mean that they cannot be damaged. Remember that some stones can break, so be careful about when and where you wear them. For instance, take your gemstone jewellery off before strenuous exercise.

Do not remove jewellery by pulling on stones, as they may loosen over time. Store your gemstone jewellery separately so that harder stones cannot scratch softer ones. Also, be aware that gemstones can scratch metal, so store your jewellery accordingly.

Gemstone rings tend to collect dirt and dust behind the stones. Clean regularly to let the light through and show your gemstones at their best. Soak in water with a touch of dish soap and, if necessary, use a soft toothbrush to scrub behind the stone.

Organic gems like pearls, coral, and amber should not be soaked like this. Just wipe them clean with a moist cloth. Avoid heat and strong sunlight, especially with opals. Opaque gemstones like lapis lazuli, turquoise, and malachite should also just be gently wiped with a moist cloth. Avoid using any soap on these gemstones because they can easily absorb the chemicals and become discolored.

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