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Caring for Your Gold Jewellery
Congratulations! You are the proud owner of a beautiful piece of jewellery from Chains of Gold.
Here are our care tips to extend the life of your jewellery:
Storage & Wearing
Your jewellery should be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off. This way it won’t come into contact with perfumes, moisturisers and lotions, or get caught in your clothes.
To avoid damaging your jewellery, remove it before exercise, gardening, cleaning and housework.
Like most chemicals, chlorine is terrible for jewellery so remove all items before entering a swimming pool or jacuzzi. Repeated exposure can weaken gold’s structure, eventually leading to breakage.
Sea water is equally damaging, so don’t wear your jewellery to the beach.
Remove all jewellery before showering or cleaning your hands. Soap can cause a film to form, giving your gold jewellery a dull appearance.
When storing jewellery, keep it in it’s original box and keep items separate to avoid scratching.
Cleaning your Jewellery
Gold and silver can lose its lustre over time if repeatedly exposed to dust, moisture, perspiration and makeup. To keep it looking good, you should clean your jewellery regularly.
Always polish your jewellery using purpose polish cloths or an old muslim cloth. Never use paper towels as it will scratch your jewellery.
If your jewellery is in need of a deep clean, use a mix of detergent free solution well diluted in warm water. Scrub gently with a soft bristle brush and dry thoroughly with a microfiber cloth. Polish the item using a purpose polishing cloth.
Avoid cleaning damaged jewellery as it can worsen the damage.
Inspect your jewellery regularly – address loose stones and minor damages before they become a problem. Faulty clasps can increase the chances of losing a treasured item of jewellery.
When having your jewellery professionally cleaned, it’s a good opportunity to ask the professional to inspect it for any less obvious damage which could become worse over time.