How to Take Care of Your Jewellery

How to Take Care of Your Jewellery

Have you ever needed one necklace but ended up pulling out five entangled ones? Finished washing the dishes without noticing that you had your rings on? If these situations sound familiar to you, it is probably because for most of us, taking proper care of our jewellery is not a conscious action or priority. Despite our lack of attention, however, the maintenance of any object, including our jewellery, requires dedicated care.

Jewellery is meant to be eternally beautiful and timeless. When forgotten, however, jewellery fades and dulls, leaving it old and worn out.. Like most anything in this world, beauty does not last forever and if left unattended, time eventually gives way to wear and tear. 

So, how do you avoid damage and take good care of your jewellery? Here are a few simple steps that you can take to keep your jewellery nice and gleaming all year-round.

Steer Clear of Chemicals

Though this may seem simple enough, it is easy to forget just how many chemical substances we come in contact with on a regular basis. Exposure to these chemicals can cause discoloration in metals like silver, gold, platinum and may even damage certain colorful gems. 

From soaps and detergents to that little spritz of perfume before leaving the house, a lot of these substances can cause damage to our jewellery. Soaps strip jewellery of their natural shine, making them appear dull and dirty much faster. Even simply washing your hand can cause significant damage. 

Lotions and perfumes can also react in unfavorable ways with your jewellery if they aren’t a 100% natural. Make sure to take off all your jewellery before taking a dip in the pool or a trip to the spa. Chlorinated water and cleaning chemicals spell nothing but bad news for your jewellery.

Beware of Light and Heat

Light and heat are the worst enemies of jewellery. If exposed to either for a prolonged period of time, it can cause your jewellery to fade and can even damage certain gems like topaz and amethyst. Overexposure to light can also cause delicate materials like pearls and ivory to bleach.

Extreme heat and sudden changes in temperature, on the other hand, can fracture some gems. This kind of heat exposure strips the gems of their natural moisture, causing them to crack and discolor.  

Sort and Store

Though it may seem tempting after a long day at work, never toss your jewellery haphazardly into an open drawer or any available box. This is the kind of laxity that causes scratches, damaged gems, tangled necklaces and general messiness.

An unbelievably simple way to take good care of your jewellery is to invest in a sturdy jewellery box. These boxes are perfect because they come with ready compartments for bracelets, padded slots for rings and posts for hanging necklaces. This will keep your precious jewellery safe and secure and will also keep you from losing that odd earring. 

Put your organizational skills to the test and always sort through your jewellery. Arrange them based on style and material. Store your gold and silver jewellery separately. When dealing with silver, it is best to keep these pieces in a closed box, safe from light and air. 

Exposure to air is what makes metals tarnish. So, put your jewellery in little air-tight bags to prevent oxidisation. You can also store your jewellery in the boxes or pouches that they come in and organize them into a spare shoe-box or container. Another easy trick is to place a piece of chalk or a packet of silica in your jewellery boxes to absorb any moisture and keep your pieces nice and dry.

A Quick Clean

An important step in maintaining your jewellery is to clean it regularly to remove the makeup, oils, dust and grime that collects on the surface. Different kinds of metals may require different kinds of treatment to enhance their shine. For a more general cleaning, however, all you need is some warm water, mild dish soap and a gentle brush or cloth to keep your jewellery squeaky clean. This helps to prevent your jewellery from getting tarnished. Make sure you pat-dry your jewellery before placing it back in the container.

Some Effective Habits

When it comes to using and wearing your jewellery, there are a few simple habits that you can put into practice to take better care of these accessories. For instance, jewellery should always be the last thing on and the first thing off. This way you won’t get your chains or earrings caught in your clothes while putting them on or taking them off.

Along similar lines, make sure to finish up your entire hair and makeup routine before putting on your jewellery. Contact with the chemicals in perfumes and hairsprays, as mentioned before is damaging and can easily be avoided. 

When it comes to household chores, follow in Cinderella’s footsteps and save your pretty jewellery for the ball. Before getting your hands dirty with tasks like washing the dishes, gardening, cooking, always remember to take off your jewellery to prevent any physical damage.

Many jewellery stores also offer free servicing and cleaning at regular intervals. Getting a routine maintenance check for your jewellery every six months or so by a professionally trained jeweller is another good practice.

There is something inherently beautiful about jewellery. The way it uplifts the wearer and enhances the beauty of the world around it. The way it can hold decades worth of memories and sentiment, feelings of love and laughter in its delicate frame. That shiny, smooth finish, the gleaming jewels – it is exhilarating. 

With these simple steps in place, you will be able to keep your jewels as good as new for a long time. Taking good care of your jewellery is easier than you’d think. All it requires is a little bit of care and some discipline. 

}

Shop our recommended products

-67% sale
Simple Elegant Style Gold Plated Water Droplets Stud Earring Simple Elegant Style Gold Plated Water Droplets Stud Earring
Simple Elegant Style Gold Plated Water... Rs. 399.00 Rs. 1,199.00
Product Type :  Stud Earring. Brand : AferandoProduct material : Alloy (mixing of Copper, Brass & Zinc) with Gold platingProduct Colour : Gold ColorBest suited for :  Elegant Western look .
-66% sale
Gold Plated Round Stud Shaped Hoop Earrings Gold Plated Round Stud Shaped Hoop Earrings
Gold Plated Round Stud Shaped Hoop... Rs. 349.00 Rs. 999.00
Product Type :  Hoop Earring. Brand : AferandoProduct material : Alloy (mixing of Copper, Brass & Zinc) with Gold platingProduct Colour : Gold ColorBest suited for :  Elegant Western look .
-79% sale
Gold Plated Interlocking Circle Stud Earring Gold Plated Interlocking Circle Stud Earring
Gold Plated Interlocking Circle Stud Earring Rs. 349.00 Rs. 1,599.00
Product Type :  Stud Earring. Brand : AferandoProduct material : Alloy (mixing of Copper, Brass & Zinc) with Gold platingProduct Colour : Gold ColorBest suited for :  Elegant Western look .
-31% sale
Simple Style Round Inlay Alloy Pearl Drop Hoop Earrings Simple Style Round Inlay Alloy Pearl Drop Hoop Earrings
Simple Style Round Inlay Alloy Pearl... Rs. 349.00 Rs. 499.00
Product Type :  Hoop EarringBrand : AferandoProduct material : Alloy (mixing of Copper, Brass & Zinc) with gold plating, PearlProduct Colour : Gold ColourBest suited for :  Unique and Stylish Look .Weight: Lightweight
-36% sale
Aferando's White Oversized Uneven Texture Pearl Statement Stud Earrings for Women, beautifully crafted in gold plated material with a big size white pearl for a luxurious look. Aferando's White Oversized Uneven Texture Pearl Statement Stud Earrings for Women, beautifully crafted in gold plated material with a big size white pearl for a luxurious look.
Aferando Oversized Uneven Texture White Pearl... Rs. 449.00 Rs. 699.00
Make a bold fashion statement with these stunning Aferando White Oversized Uneven Texture Pearl Statement Stud Earrings. Featuring a large, uneven white pearl, these earrings are sure to turn heads and add a touch of elegance to any outfit. The gold plating adds a luxurious touch, making these earrings perfect for any occasion. Whether you're dressing up or down, these earrings are a must-have addition to your jewelry collection. Product Specification : Product Type :  Stud EarringBrand : AferandoProduct material : Alloy (mixing of Copper, Brass & Zinc) , PearlProduct Colour : Gold ColourBest suited for :  Unique and Stylish Look . Styling Tips :  Keep it simple: Let the statement stud earrings be the center of attention. Choose a simple outfit and let the earrings do the talking. A white oversized T-shirt and a pair of jeans would be perfect. Dress it up: These earrings are perfect for special occasions and formal events. Pair them with a sleek black dress or a chic suit to add some elegance to your look. Accessorize: The white oversized uneven texture pearl statement stud earrings are a statement piece, so keep the rest of your accessories simple. A delicate gold plated bracelet or a minimalist watch would be perfect. Make a statement: The big size, uneven texture and white pearl of the Aferando statement stud earrings are sure to make a bold fashion statement. Wear them with confidence and let them do the talking! Add some color: These earrings are versatile and can be paired with a variety of colors. Pair them with pastel shades for a fresh and feminine look, or opt for bold and bright colors for a more edgy look.
-31% sale
Simple Style Square Alloy Inlay Rhinestones Pearl Women'S Earrings Simple Style Square Alloy Inlay Rhinestones Pearl Women'S Earrings
Simple Style Square Alloy Inlay Rhinestones... Rs. 349.00 Rs. 499.00
Product Type :  Drop EarringBrand : AferandoProduct material : Alloy (mixing of Copper, Brass & Zinc) with gold plating, Pearl, RhinestonesProduct Colour : Gold ColourBest suited for :  Unique and Stylish Look .Weight: Lightweight
-42% sale
Gold Plated Fireworks Alloy Stud Earring For Women Gold Plated Fireworks Alloy Stud Earring For Women
Gold Plated Fireworks Alloy Stud Earring... Rs. 349.00 Rs. 599.00
Product Type :  Stud EarringBrand : AferandoProduct material : Alloy (mixing of Copper, Brass & Zinc) with gold platingProduct Colour : Gold ColourBest suited for :  Unique and Stylish Look .Weight: Lightweight
-13% sale
Super Big Statement Size Pearl Stud Earring Super Big Statement Size Pearl Stud Earring
Super Big Statement Size Pearl Stud... Rs. 699.00 Rs. 799.00
Product Type :  Stud Earring. Brand : AferandoProduct material : Alloy (mixing of Copper, Brass & Zinc) with Gold plating, PearlProduct Colour : Gold ColorBest suited for :  Elegant Western look .

Razorpay

Pay by credit card/ debit card/ netbanking using secured payment gateway

PayTm

Pay by PayTm Wallet

Cash On Delivery

Pay by cash upon delivery