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            JEWELLERY CARE GUIDE

             

            BASIC JEWELLERY CARE

             

            At SK Jewellery, our fine jewellery is crafted to last a lifetime, however with normal wear proper care is required to keep it looking good. As a result,we've created this Basic Jewellery Care Guide to direct you in the proper care of your jewellery.

             

             

             

             

             

             

            WEARING JEWELLERY

             

            Jewellery is worn by millions of people every day, but few recognize how they can preserve their treasures by using some simple advanced planning and thought. Here are some basic guidelines to consider when wearing jewelry:

             

            Remove Jewellery During Tasks

            When performing manual tasks, remove your jewellery to prevent physical damage or exposure to chemicals or cleaning fluids. Some tasks that should be avoided when wearing jewellery include kitchen work, gardening, cleaning the house and other common tasks.

             

            Put Jewellery On After Applying Makeup

            Cosmetics, hairspray, perfumes and lotion can contain chemicals that can often damage jewellery. Putting jewellery on after applying these materials will limit exposure to jewellery and any potential damage.

             

            Don't Wear Jewellery In Swimming Pools and Spas

            Chlorinated water can react with the metals found in jewellery causing colour changes and even structural damage. As a result it's a good idea to remove jewellery before entering the pool or spa.

             

            Contact Sports and Jewellery Don't Mix

            Hard blows during sports can damage jewellery not to mention the people involved. All jewellery should be removed before play begins. 

            CLEANING JEWELLERY

             

            For those that wear jewellery regularly, keeping their jewellery clean and looking good requires regular effort. Here are some general guidelines that may help:

             

            Remove Your Jewellery Before Bathing

            Remove all jewellery before showering or cleaning. Soap can cause a film to form, making it appear dull and dingy. By preventing the formation of this film you immediately reduce the occasions of servicing.

             

            Use Jewellery Polishing Cloths for Best Results

            Polish silver or gold with a jewellery polishing cloth for best results. Use of tissue or paper towels can cause scratches b ecause of fibers in these products.

             

            Use Warm Water to Clean Jewellery

            Using warm water is the best bet when cleaning your own jewellery. Cold water can cause reaction with the cleaning fluids resulting in discoloration and Sterling Silver is especially susceptible to this problem. Should this occur, this problem can be remedied by buffing and the application of a tarnish remover.

             

            Avoid Cleaning Damaged Jewellery

            Never clean any jewellery that is damaged, cracked or broken, since the additional handling is likely to worsen the problem. If you find that a piece of jewellery is damaged, it should be set aside for repair as soon as possible. Inspect Your Jewellery Regularly Just like anything else, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. When having your jewellery professionally cleaned, it's a good idea to have each item checked and inspected for any possible problems. Addressing signs of damage, or loose gemstones will prevent any further damage or loss and keep all of your pieces in excellent shape for years.

             

            Contact Sports and Jewellery Don't Mix

            Hard blows during sports can damage jewellery not to mention the people involved. All jewellery should be removed before play begins.

             STORING JEWELLERY

             

            Anyone that has a collection of jewellery can appreciate how difficult it can often be to keep it organized. To improve the enjoyment of your jewellery, we have assembled these suggestions that should keep your jewellery organized and orderly:

             

            Keep Your Jewellery Secure

            Store your jewellery in a container and prevent pieces from moving around. While fabric-lined jewellery boxes are ideal, this can be as simple as using shoebox and pieces of fabric.

             

            Prevent Your Jewellery from Tarnishing

            Sometimes jewellery tarnishes when it is not worn, especially silver and gold. To maintain the lustre of your jewellery, place silver anti-tarnish strips in your storage container to absorb the oxidants that discolour and tarnish jewellery.

             

            When Travelling with Jewellery, Use a Case

            Travelling can be tough on jewellery, so it's wise to use a travel case to protect your favorite pieces. Traditionally made of fabric or leather, a Jewellery travel case can carry jewellery of all types and easily rolls up to a size that's easily stored in most suitcases or makeup cases. A case like this will be a good investment to protect your jewellery on the road.

             

             

             

             

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