How to preserve your jewellery
If you ever owned a piece of jewellery, chances are, it got scuffed or cracked at one point while in your possession. But it doesn’t have to be this way. With great care your pieces of jewellery can look as good as it did the day you got it. Taking the following steps will ensure a long life for your bling.
Appropriately time your accessorising
Exposure to cleaning chemicals can ruin the polish, so take your jewellery off when performing day to day tasks. Kitchen work, gardening and cleaning are a nightmare for your hands. Removing your jewellery while performing your daily chores will make sure no damages occur on the piece itself.
Be sure to put on your jewellery after applying makeup. Hairsprays and lotions contain substances that damage your metal and jewels. Make your life easier by putting on cosmetics in the right order.
Do not wear jewellery in swimming pools and spas. Structural damage and colour changes may occur when exposed to water chlorination. Swimming in such water can greatly damage your jewellery. The same can be said for regular bathing because soap can cause film to accumulate, ruining a nice finish with a dingy and dirty look.
A great way to avoid damaging jewellery is to take it off while engaging in sport activities. Safety hazards aside, stronger impact can damage the shape of jewellery. Therefore be smart and remove any unnecessary accessories before you go out on the field.
If by any chance, you weren’t aware of these precautions, it’s strongly advised to inspect your pieces for any cracks and structural damage. Don’t be hasty with repairs and leave it to the professionals. Handing cracked jewellery the wrong way might increase the damage tenfold. Just set aside any damaged pieces and take it to an expert later. Make sure your fabulous jewellery stays that way.