How To Clean Your Jewelry?
The best way to way to clean most of your jewelry is by using lukewarm water mixed with mild liquid soap and a small soft brush. Old toothbrushes are ideal and gentle enough to clean with.
Once cleaned, dry off with a soft clean cloth.
Do not use home remedies such as toothpaste or baking soda as these products can permanently damage your jewelry.
Keep Your Silver Jewelry Polished
Sterling silver is extremely durable but quite often it can become tarnished and look dull because of chemical reactions with the air. If you polish your silver jewelry regular with a silver polishing cloth it will prevent a build-up of tarnish and preserve the silver’s brilliant high shine.
It is not recommended to use silver polishing liquids or silver dips as they can destroy the oxidised details that adorn many of silver pieces.
Also avoid aggressive polishing on silver as it can wear away the vintage finish and design details.
How To Keep Gold Plated Jewelry Looking It`s Best
Polishing regularly with a soft polishing cloth with help maintain your gold plated jewelry. When it is really dirty wash gently in lukewarm, soapy water and then gently dry with a clean soft cloth.
As with silver jewelry you should avoid using polishing liquids and dips. Also try to avoid contact with make-up, creams, perfumes and lotions. This chemicals can speed up the tarnishing process.
Storing Your Jewelry
You should store your jewelry seperately to reduce the chance of scratches and damage. Moisture can cause your jewelry to tarnish quickly so add silica gel packets with your jewelry to absorb moisture and slow down tarnishing.
Keeping Your Glass Clean and Shinny
You should wip glass itmes daily with a soft lint-free cloth. If it needs cleaning use lukewarm water and mild liquid soap to wash and then dry off with a soft clean cloth.
A drop of mineral oil can be used to restore dull glass items.
Water and soaps will strip away the natural oils in leather so clean with either a dry cloth or saddle soap. You should also keep your leather items away from heat as it can dry out your leather and create cracks.
Water may damage or fade the color on textiles so remove before bathing, swimming or washing.