There’s always a hidden sentimental value behind every piece of jewellery you buy. Whether it’s your grandmother’s engagement ring, your expensive white gold earrings, or your brand-new necklace, taking care of your jewellery is essential for keeping your favourite items looking their best.
To help you keep the shine on your favourite pendants, necklaces, rings, chains, and earrings, we’ve put together our top caring tips. Keep reading below to find out, you already have what you need right at home.
When it comes to taking good care of your jewellery, the safest and simplest method you can use is to clean them in a soapy mix with warm water. Here’s our step-by-step guide:
1. Create a soapy mix with lukewarm water by adding a few drops of dishwashing liquid.
2. Let your jewellery pieces soak for 15 minutes.
3. Remove them from the water and rub them with your fingers.
4. Rinse your jewellery with warm, running water and let them dry.
5. Wipe them with a soft cloth for some extra shine.
That’s all. That old and dull chunky gold chain necklace has been brought back to life.
While there are some obvious things to bear in mind when it comes to protecting your favourite jewellery set, there are also some other factors to consider that may be a little more surprising.
The most important thing to remember is that most cleaning materials are off-limits. Avoid the use of chemicals, abrasive cleaners, and harsh cleaning tools that could easily lead to scratching and damaging your lifetime jewellery.
To keep your jewellery in the best condition, make sure it’s stored correctly. Whether it’s your sterling silver necklace, your gold stud earrings, or your eternity rings, the best place to keep them is at room temperature and out of direct sunlight. In order to prevent premature tarnishing and discolouration, make sure to choose a place with low humidity or even better - keep them in separate velvet pouches.
One last tip – your jewellery should be the last thing to wear in the morning and the first thing to take off at night. This way, you can protect even your most expensive necklace from perfumes, chemicals, lotions, and water. So, if you want your favourite jewellery to last forever, then leave it out of your night-time self-care routine.
If treated right, gold jewellery should last for years. According to Danai, co-founder of Reve Jewel “For us, jewellery is something more than just an accessory. It’s a reflection of our personality and it really takes up a small place in our hearts. Consulting an expert once in a while is the best way to keep your jewellery in top-notch condition. We, as jewellery specialists, know exactly what to do to keep your favourite jewellery pieces glowing and shining, just like they deserve to be”
Here at Reve Jewel, we have our own team of experts who can care for your jewellery. We’ll clean, polish and replate your jewellery, just as if it was ours and make them look as good as new.