Jewelry Care

Tips on How to Care for Your Fine Jewelry
To protect your valuables, you'll need to know how to care for your fine jewelry!
most people wear their engagement and wedding rings 24/7 without ever taking them off. It's a common practice. Some people wear high school class rings, military rings, and other jewelry

On a daily basis as well. The problem with this is, you may not realize how many kinds of everyday chemicals you come in contact with your hands! Rings, in particular, come in contact with soap, shampoo, hair conditioners, hair gels, hair sprays, shaving crèmes, perfumes, after shave and body lotions, just to name a few examples. And, depending what you do all day, your hands can also come in contact with a thousand other chemicals such as gasoline, furniture polish, inks, grease, oil, paints, chlorine, cooking grease, dirt, pesticides, et cetera. The least these chemicals can do is leave residues on your jewelry. Some residues can be hard to clean off, however. The worst they can do includes tarnishing, pitting, or discoloring the metal or the stones of your fine jewelry.

To avoid these problems, either wear protective gloves or remove your rings when your hands are going to be in any type of chemicals. As the old proverb goes, "It's better to be safe than sorry!"
Inspect Your Fine Jewelry On a Regular Basis
Another tip on how to care for your fine jewelry is to inspect it on a regular basis. This is especially important for jewelry that contains stones. Check the stones to make sure they're not loose in their settings. Look for bent, weak or broken prongs. Also, check clasps on necklaces and bracelets. Make sure they're in good working order so you don't lose your fine jewelry. Don't forget to inspect the bands of rings. They tend to become worn with use.

If you find a loose stone, a weak spot, or any worn places on your fine jewelry, take it to a jeweler and have it repaired before you wear the piece again.
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