Fashion Jewellery or imitation is not made of precious metals such as gold, platinum, silver, etc. It would normally not contain gemstones such as diamond, titanium rings jewelry ruby, emerald, sapphire, garnet, or with particular shapes like butterfly jewelry etc. However, it may contain semi-precious stones such as agate, amber, amethyst, aquamarine, aventurine, chalcedony, chrysocolla, chrysoprase, citrine, hematite, jasper, jets, kunzite, lapis lazuli, malachite, moonstone, obsidian, onyx, peridot, rhodonite, sunstone, turquoise etc. or some imitations of such stones similar in colour but not with the required finish. Fashion Jewellery is more prone to wear and tear than fine Jewellery. Therefore, is becoming more and more important to take care of these Jewellery, especially if you want to wear it for many years.
How to store fashionable Jewellery so that it serves a long time
If you can store Jewellery in an ideal manner, it would help to reduce the amount of cleaning and maintenance that Jewellery would require. Here are some tips to help keep your Jewellery clean and new for a long time.
After each use, wipe your Jewellery with a clean microfiber cloth, so you don’t have to clean it often. All dirt, water, or any effect of air pollution that could affect the Jewellery and build upon it would be removed, keeping it looking like new for a long time. You can try to store your Jewellery in string bags. Allocate one item per bag. Without air, the metal cannot oxidize or turn green when exposed to air. Jewellery boxes with a lockable lid minimize exposure to air. A plastic bag protects it from scratches on other hard surfaces.
Spray perfume applies cosmetics before putting on Jewellery. Anything water/oil-based can potentially damage your Jewellery. Perfumes and lotions can dull the finish of the pieces. Spraying perfume and applying lotions first will cover the Jewellery and can lead to tarnishing. Refrain from wearing your Jewellery in the bathtub or shower or while exercising, as water and sweat are corrosive in nature. You should wait for the body to dry, only then put on the Jewellery. This would help to prevent corrosion of the Jewellery which makes it look dull. This would also reduce the requirement for frequent cleaning. Little Tip: You can apply a layer of clear nail polish over your Jewellery. This will not only increase its shine but also help to extend its life. This is because the nail polish layer helps to protect the surface of the Jewellery from contamination and corrosives.
Identify the types of Jewellery
To start conserving Women Jewellery, you first need to identify the Jewellery material and then select the appropriate cleaning method. It’s like washing coloured and white clothes separately. All items of similar Jewellery must be put together. Polishing or plating one piece of Jewellery may affect the plating of another.
Stone Jewellery should be segregated as sometimes stones are glued to the Jewellery with glue (not the normal species). When cleaning, be sure of the amount of fluid used. The liquid may loosen the limescale and cause it to fall out. In addition, using water can tarnish the back of the Kundan and the enamel pieces.