Have you recently purchased a new piece of jewelry? You may be curious as to what is the best way to keep it looking beautiful for many years to come. Here are a few tips on how to take care of your jewelry.
You should limit exposure to sun, heat, and light. Light and heat can distort the color of a gemstone or even damage the gemstone. Pearls can also dry out, crack, or become discolored.
One thing that can cause serious damage to your jewelry is any exposure to chemicals. Everyday chemicals like hairspray, lotion, and other cosmetics. When your jewelry is exposed to chemicals, they can be damaged or discolored. Precious metals like gold, silver, and platinum can be easily affected.
Store gold away from other jewelry. Gold can scratch easily so you should store gold jewelry in a soft cloth bag or the original box. The safest place to store any piece of jewelry is the original box or pouch it came with.
If your jewelry is exposed to wood or other chemically treated surfaces, it can stain or speed up the tarnishing process for your jewelry.
Your jewelry is not meant to be worn all the time. You should switch it up and have a rotation.
If your jewelry has been damaged or needs to be repaired, rely on the professionals at Henry C Reid & Son Jewelers. Our staff can help you with all of your jewelry repair needs. Give us a call today to learn more about the jewelry repair services that we offer to those in the Westport, Fairfield, and New Canaan, CT areas.
Don’t hesitate to ask if you are unsure about how you should care for your new piece of jewelry.