To keep your jewelry looking its best and ensure it lasts, consider these simple care tips:
- General Care for All Jewelry
- Clean with Care: Use a soft cloth or a gentle jewelry cleaner to wipe away dirt and oils. Your jewelry will shine with just a little love.
- Storage Wisdom: Safely store your jewelry in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight. Individual compartments or pouches will prevent tangles and scratches.
- Handle with Care: Before vigorous activities or exposure to chemicals, remove your jewelry to protect it from damage.
- Care for Oxidized Silver Jewelry
For that beautiful darkened look:
- Gentle Cleaning: Use a soft cloth. Abrasives and chemicals may strip away its unique charm.
- Dry and Dark: Oxidized silver doesn't like moisture, so avoid exposure to water.
- Care for Precious and Semiprecious Gemstones
Each gemstone has its own quirks:
- Delicate Cleaning: A soft, damp cloth does wonders. Tougher stains? Try a mild soap and water mix. Say no to harsh chemicals.
- Temperature Caution: Protect gemstones from extreme temperature changes to avoid cracks or discoloration.
- Regular Check-up: Give your jewelry a once-over. Loose stones? Bring them in to Green Lake Jewelry Works or to your local trusted jeweler for regular check & clean. For bead or pearl jewelry, consider restringing every few years.