Gemstone and crystal jewellery is a beautiful addition to any collection. Whether it is a ring, bracelet, bangle, pendant, or earring, it is crucial not only learn how to best style the pieces when wearing them but also learn how to take care of your jewellery collection as well.
Whilst some may have their own ways of protecting and taking care of their gemstone jewellery, below are a few tips and advise that may help you:
1. Regular cleaning is essential for maintaining the shine and brilliance of your gemstones. We would recommend to clean and polish your jewellery once a month in order to protect it.
2. In order to clean and polish your jewellery, use a quality cleaning cloth. We recommend using the ‘Ashley Mill Silver Cleaning Cloth’ found at Coles. As an environmentally friendly and long-lasting cleaning cloth, this can be used to clean and polish gemstone jewellery in a safe way that does not damage the jewellery piece, saves time, as well as saves money being reusable.
3. When considering storage, you may choose to store your jewellery in a box or a soft pouch so there is enough space to protect your jewellery piece instead of leaving it in a random place/area for instance, on your desk or table etc. For jewellery boxes, it is most ideal for individual compartments. Storing your gemstone jewellery in an appropriate place increases the chance of preventing scratches. Avoid exposing your jewellery to direct sunlight for long periods of time or extreme temperatures.
4. Always be mindful what daily life activities you engage whilst wearing gemstone jewellery. For instance, it is not recommend to wear gemstone jewellery whilst handling harsh chemicals, showering, swimming etc. Always put on your jewellery after applying makeup or perfume and do not use any chemicals or liquids when cleaning and polishing your gemstone jewellery as they can damage gemstones.
By following these tips and advise, you can ensure that your gemstone jewellery remains as stunning and gorgeous as the day you bought it. Enjoy your beautiful pieces made for you!
Do you have any tips you follow? Let us know in the comments below!