Weddings and jewellery are inextricably linked. You must guarantee that your wedding jewellery, from the smallest accessories to the statement pieces, has the same charm on any other day you wear it, beyond the celebrations of your big day. Forget about one-size-fits-all maintenance; protecting your bridal jewellery set and other pieces starts with a customised treatment plan for distinct metals and gemstones.
Here’s a quick rundown of everything you can do to ensure your bridal jewellery can be passed down to the next generation.
No Heat, No Light
Because of their significant impacts on your jewellery, protect it from prolonged exposure to heat and light. Certain gemstones are particularly susceptible to heat, while others may fade in the sun. Excessive heat can also cause gems to crack or shatter. Extreme heat and light can also impact the metal in a variety of ways, causing your jewellery to tarnish or develop flaws over time.
Store Them Properly
After you’ve finished washing the jewellery, wait for it to thoroughly dry before storing it. Each piece of jewellery should be kept in its own fabric-lined box. To keep the jewellery safe, wrap it in clean cotton or tissue paper and store it in an airtight box. To keep moisture at bay, use little camphor balls or Silica gel sachets.
Check Up On Them Regularly
Whether you wear your jewellery frequently or keep it stored, it’s a good idea to check on it every 6-8 months. This is to make sure there’s no dirt build-up and to see whether it needs a good polish.
Keep Away From Chemicals
Make sure your jewellery isn’t in contact with any chemicals or chemical-based products, such as perfumes, deodorants, hairsprays, or other cosmetics. These can damage other objects like pearls as well as discolour precious metals like gold, silver, and platinum.
Clean With Microfiber Cloth
Cleaning and polishing your jewellery can be done with an ordinary microfiber cloth, similar to the one you use for your spectacles. After you’ve worn your jewellery, make sure to wipe it clean and store it safely. Cleaning with vigorous methods, such as sharp or friction-causing items, is not recommended. If the grime won’t come off at home, talk to a JPH Design expert at your local store.
One Size Doesn’t Fit All…Jewellery
Each style of jewellery necessitates its own unique approach to maintenance. Here are a few short recommendations for caring for all the different sorts of metals in your jewellery collection:
Silver is prone to oxidisation and tarnishing upon contact with humidity and chemicals. To combat this damage, make sure you scrub your silver jewellery with toothpaste before wiping it away with a soft cloth.
Your gold jewellery, like you, can be affected by extended exposure to filth and humidity. Before keeping your gold jewellery in a dry spot away from direct heat or sunshine, make sure to rinse it with a mild soap solution and scrub away any oil or dirt.
You should clean and maintain your platinum pieces on a regular basis to keep them looking as bright as the day you bought them. Before rubbing it with a delicate cloth, use a light soap and warm water solution.
Although diamonds are indestructible, they are prone to scratches and damage from normal wear and tear. As a result, it is recommended that you clean your diamonds with soapy water and wipe them clean to remove any dirt. To avoid scratches from other pieces of jewellery, they should be kept in a fabric-lined container with discrete compartments.