How to Take Care of Your Permanent Jewelry to Keep It Looking Like New

How to Take Care of Your Permanent Jewelry to Keep It Looking Like New
Posted on April 10th, 2023.

At Forever Linked Jewelry, we know that purchasing permanent jewelry is an investment. Our high-quality bracelets, anklets, necklaces, and charms are crafted to last a lifetime, but to keep them looking their best, it's important to take proper care of them. In this blog post, we'll share our top tips for caring for your permanent jewelry, so you can enjoy it for years to come.

Section 1: Storage

When you invest in permanent jewelry, you want to ensure that it lasts a lifetime. Proper storage is key to keeping your pieces looking their best. Here are some useful tips to help you store your jewelry properly:

1.1 Keep It Separated

One of the most important things you can do to protect your jewelry is to store each piece separately. This will prevent scratches and tangles, and keep your jewelry looking as good as new for years to come. You can use a jewelry box with compartments or small bags and pouches to keep each piece separated.

When storing necklaces, be sure to fasten the clasp to prevent tangling. For bracelets and anklets, you can use a specially designed jewelry roll to keep them separate and protected.

1.2 Avoid Moisture and Humidity

Moisture and humidity can cause damage and tarnishing to your jewelry, especially if it's made of silver or gold. To avoid this, store your jewelry in a dry place, away from any sources of moisture.

Consider using a dehumidifier or silica gel packets to help control humidity levels. These are inexpensive solutions that can make a big difference in keeping your jewelry in top condition.

1.3 Protect It from Light

Exposure to light can cause some types of permanent jewelry to fade or discolor over time. To protect your jewelry from light damage, store it in a dark place such as a jewelry box or drawer. You can also wrap your pieces in a soft cloth to provide an extra layer of protection.

If you're displaying your jewelry, avoid leaving it in direct sunlight or under bright lights for extended periods of time. This will help to prevent any discoloration or fading that can occur over time.

By following these simple storage tips, you can keep your permanent jewelry looking beautiful and new for years to come.

Section 2: Cleaning

Keeping your permanent jewelry clean is essential to maintain its shine and luster. Over time, dirt, oil, and other substances can build up on your jewelry, making it look dull and lackluster. Here are some tips for cleaning your jewelry safely and effectively:

2.1 Use the Right Cleaning Method

Different metals require different cleaning methods. For example, gold jewelry can be cleaned with a mild soap and warm water, while silver jewelry can be cleaned with a special silver polishing cloth or a silver cleaner. Always read the care instructions that came with your jewelry to determine the appropriate cleaning method.

In general, you can use a soft cloth and mild soap to clean most types of permanent jewelry. You can also use a specialized jewelry cleaner that is specifically designed for your type of metal. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully, and avoid any cleaners that contain harsh chemicals or abrasives.

2.2 Avoid Harsh Chemicals

Harsh chemicals and abrasive materials, such as toothpaste or baking soda, can scratch or damage your jewelry pieces. These substances can also cause discoloration or other types of damage to your jewelry over time. Instead, use gentle cleaning solutions that are designed specifically for your type of jewelry.

If you're unsure about which cleaning products are safe for your jewelry, consult a professional jeweler or look for cleaning solutions that are labeled safe for use on permanent jewelry.

2.3 Don't Overdo It

While it's important to keep your permanent jewelry clean, over-cleaning can actually cause damage. Clean your pieces only as needed, and avoid excessive polishing or scrubbing. If you notice that your jewelry is not as shiny as it used to be, it may be time for a cleaning. However, be sure to use gentle cleaning methods and avoid over-cleaning or scrubbing your jewelry.

In addition to regular cleaning, it's also a good idea to have your permanent jewelry professionally cleaned and inspected by a jeweler at least once a year. A professional cleaning can remove any buildup or dirt that may be difficult to remove at home, and an inspection can help to identify any potential issues before they become more serious problems.

Section 3: Everyday Wear

Wearing your permanent jewelry every day can be a meaningful way to keep your loved ones close, but it's important to take some precautions to keep your pieces looking their best:

3.1 Remove It When Sleeping or Showering

Avoid wearing your jewelry pieces when sleeping, showering, or swimming, as exposure to water and sweat can cause damage.

3.2 Avoid Contact with Chemicals

Chemicals such as perfume, hairspray, and lotion can damage your permanent jewelry, so it's best to apply these products before putting on your jewelry pieces.

3.3 Remove It for Physical Activity

Remove your permanent jewelry when engaging in physical activity, such as sports or exercise, to prevent damage or loss.

Section 4: Repairs

Even with proper care, permanent jewelry can sometimes become damaged or require repairs. Here are some tips to help you handle repairs:

4.1 Know Your Warranty

Check your warranty to see what repairs are covered and what conditions may void the warranty. Be sure to follow any instructions for repairs to maintain your warranty coverage.

4.2 Find a Reputable Jeweler

When seeking repairs for your permanent jewelry, it's important to find a reputable jeweler who specializes in your type of metal and can provide quality repairs.

4.3 Handle with Care

When transporting or shipping your jewelry for repairs, be sure to package it carefully to prevent damage. Use a padded envelope or small box, and consider insuring your package for added protection.

Section 5: Frequently Asked Questions

5.1 How often should I clean my permanent jewelry?

It's best to clean your permanent jewelry as needed. If you notice that your pieces are looking dull or tarnished, it's a good time to clean them.

5.2 Can I wear my permanent jewelry in the shower or swimming pool?

It's not recommended to wear your permanent jewelry in the shower or swimming pool, as exposure to water and chemicals can cause damage. It's best to remove your jewelry pieces before entering the water.

5.3 Can I use a jewelry cleaning solution for all types of metals?

No, different metals require different cleaning solutions. Be sure to check the label of your cleaning solution to ensure that it's safe for the type of metal in your jewelry pieces.

Section 6: Conclusion

Taking proper care of your permanent jewelry is important to keep it looking like new for years to come. By following our tips for storage, cleaning, and everyday wear, you can enjoy your jewelry pieces with confidence. Remember to handle repairs with care, and always seek out a reputable jeweler for any repairs or maintenance. If you have any questions or need assistance with caring for your permanent jewelry, don't hesitate to reach out to Forever Linked Jewelry. Contact us through our booking form or email us at [email protected].

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