KEEP YOUR JEWELRY AWAY FROM CHEMICALS
Chemical exposure has the potential to harm some of MyMawduh coloured gems as well as damage or discolour valuable metals like gold, silver, and platinum. The surface of your pearls and other delicate or porous jewels can be irreparably damaged by chemicals found in even commonplace items like hairspray, lotion, perfume, or other cosmetics. Before plunging into a chlorinated pool or using domestic cleaners, one should take off any fine jewellery. Ammonia, which is often found in many cleansers, can be too strong for fragile jewels or antique jewellery. Another typical home solvent, chlorine bleach, can pit or harm gold alloys.
THE SAFEST AND THE EASIEST CLEANING METHODS
Using warm water, mild dish soap (free of chemicals), and a gentle brush, most coloured gems can be cleaned. You can also use a soft, lint-free cloth and a dental cleaning tool that uses pulsed water. If you rinse your jewellery in the sink, you run the danger of losing loose stones or perhaps a whole piece of jewellery. Instead, rinse your jewellery in a glass of water to remove cleaning solutions. On the other hand, pearls and other soft stones are prone to scratching. To gently clean them, wash them with warm, soapy water and a fresh, clean makeup brush. To dry, place a string of pearls on a cloth. Don't touch your strand until it is totally dry since wet silk thread might stretch and draw dirt.
SAFELY STORE YOUR JEWELRY
Proper jewelry storage is often overlooked. Jewelry should never be tossed into a drawer or on top of a dresser that’s asking for scratches and damaged gems. Most jewelry pieces come in a box or pouch from the store, which is a perfect place to keep them. Sterling silver, for example, should be kept in an anti-tarnish bag or cloth. Jewelry boxes that feature individually padded slots for rings and posts for hanging necklaces and bracelets are also ideal.
GOLD JEWELRY CARE
To preserve the luster of your gold jewelry, avoid exposure to household bleach and other cleaning products, which will quickly cause gold to discolor and possibly disintegrate. We recommend that you store your gold jewelry in a safe place when engaging in these activities:
- Household and outdoor chores (cleaning and gardening)
- Showering, bathing or swimming in pools.
- Using lotion, hair products, fragrances and other cosmetics.
- Exercising at the gym or during contact sports.
- Preparing meals.
Between wearings, we recommend that you place your gold jewelry back in its pouch for safekeeping.
HOW TO CLEAN GOLD JEWELRY?
- Place your gold jewelry into the jewelry cleaner solution.
- After two minutes, use a pair of tweezers to remove your jewelry from the solution.
- Gently clean behind the settings and in between crevices with a soft bristle brush to remove any debris.
- Rinse, blot dry and shine your gold jewelry with polishing
STERLING SILVER JEWELRY CARE
Sterling silver tarnishes when exposed to salty air, chlorine, sulfur, humidity, perspiration, cosmetics, household bleach and other strong chemicals. To prevent tarnish as much as possible, we recommend that you store your fine jewelry in a safe, dry place when engaging in the following activities:
- Household and outdoor chores
- Showering, bathing or swimming in pools, hot tubs, hot springs and the ocean
- Using lotion, hair products, fragrances and other cosmetics
- Exercising at the gym or during contact sports
- Preparing meals
Storing sterling silver in the flannel pouch provided with your purchase will help prevent tarnish.
HOW TO CLEAN STERLING SILVER?
- Apply a small amount of silver jewelry cleaner to a soft cloth.
- Gently rub the silver with the cloth several times.
- Rinse the silver thoroughly in warm water.
- Blot dry and shine your silver with our polishing cloth or mitts. This will remove the tarnish and restore shine.
GEMSTONES AND PEARL CARE
Diamond, gemstone and pearl jewelry needs to be treated with care. Even a diamond, the world’s hardest material, can be damaged under certain circumstances, and other gemstones are delicate. To prevent damage as much as possible, we recommend that you avoid exposing your diamond, gemstone and pearl jewelry to the following:
- Variable temperatures
- Perfumes and cosmetics
- Ultrasonic cleaning
- Household chemicals.