Care tips for your jewellery
Here are a few care tips so that you can protect your jewelry and keep it as long as possible :
- Make sure to store your jewelry individually away from light in its original packaging if possible.
- Take it off when sleeping and during physical activity.
- Avoid contact with water, perfume and cosmetics with a tolerance for steel jewellery.
- Regularly rub your jewelry with a small chamois or soft cloth.
925 silver jewelry
The silver 925/1000 th also called solid silver is a precious metal widely used in jewelry. It is composed of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% of other metals, most often copper.
Non-rhodium-plated silver is bound to tarnish and blacken over time, this is inevitable. Its oxidation is a natural phenomenon that only takes place on the surface of the material and does not affect the quality of the product. The acidity of the wearer’s skin is one of the factors that accelerate its ageing. Fortunately, it is very easy to restore its shine by cleaning it regularly with a soft cloth or a chamois leather. You can also use a product suitable for silverware, available in supermarkets. Finally, avoid wearing your jewelry in the shower and avoid putting it in contact with chemicals. If it has been in contact with water, be sure to wipe it dry.
Plated gold corresponds to a minimum thickness equivalent to 3 microns of gold deposited on a resistant metal (copper, zinc, brass, silver). Gold-plated jewellery has the advantage of being similar to those made from pure gold with the advantage of being much cheaper.
Gold-plated jewellery can tarnish and flake over time, so they require special attention in everyday life. Avoid wearing them when doing the dishes or other household chores, remove them before showering and be sure to store them in their original packaging. When your jewel begins to tarnish you can let it soak in warm water with Marseille soap to give it a second youthfulness.
Stainless steel jewellery
This metal is a very good alternative to silver and gold-plated. Resistant and durable, it does not corrode and is not very sensitive to scratches. Stainless steel is an alloy of iron, carbon, nickel and chromium necessary to ensure the formation of a self-regenerating surface layer that makes it rustproof.
There are several tricks to maintain stainless steel. For example, you can clean your jewelry with a cloth soaked in lemon oil, mix hot water with baking soda or clean it with dishwashing liquid by rinsing it well several times.