Caring for your Jewelry- By Ashley Stone
We hear all the time from our amazing customers that they wear their jewelry out in the garden while doing yard work, washing the dishes, or cleaning with chemicals. We know you love your jewelry, but there are many times you need to take them off. This article is here to educate you on how to properly care for your jewelry!
First, its important to explain that precious metals are all physically soft and can all be effected by chemicals. In addition to caring for the metal in your ring, your stones are typically held in only by a few prongs (tiny pieces of metal which can easily be damaged) and making sure you don’t expose your prongs to too much punishment is very important to keeping your stones secure.
Here are a list of things to do/not do to help you never physically or chemically damage your jewelry.
1. Take jewelry off right when you get home from work, safely placing it on your dresser or nightstand where you will remember each morning to put it back on. Don’t ever sleep with your jewelry on.
2. Do not where your rings/ jewelry while working in the yard. This is fairly self explanatory and will also be useful for keeping your pieces clean.
3. Do not wear your jewelry while doing house work such as cleaning bathrooms, washing dishes, or mopping the floors. The cleaners are often bad for the metal.
4. Don’t swim in your jewelry, the chlorine from the pool will slowly damage your metals.
Of course if your jewelry does get broken, we at Silver City will always be available to repair it for you, but any jewelry piece can only be repaired a certain number of times before it becomes completely ruined. Taking care of your jewelry is very important because we all want our pieces to stay clean and pretty, and last our whole lives!
Thanks for reading 🙂