In Chinese culture, Si Dian Jin (四点金) are more than just pieces of jewellery – they represent the blessings of the groom’s family and are symbols of tradition and reverence.
For centuries, these beautiful 999 and 996 gold jewel-encrusted accessories have been passed down from mother to daughter generation after generation, serving as a reminder of our Chinese history and heritage. Today, Si Dian Jin still remains an essential part of many weddings. If you own Si Dian Jin jewellery pieces, it is important to care for them properly to ensure that they will last for generations to come.
Whether you have a few key pieces or a large collection, here are three simple steps from SK Jewellery to guide you on caring for them and keeping them looking their best.
1. WEAR THEM OUT PROPERLY
You don’t have to always keep your Si Dian Jin in a box!
In fact, the best way to enjoy your favourite gold pieces is to wear them often, even more so if your jewellery contains pearls as keeping them stored for extended periods may cause them to dehydrate. With the rise in contemporary Si Dian Jin designs, more brides are wearing them out as everyday wear or even on their overseas travels.
However, do be careful when putting on or taking off your jewellery. Avoid pulling or yanking out the earrings, bracelets, and necklaces as this can cause them to break.
2. STORE THEM SAFELY
When it comes to Si Dian Jin , it’s not just about how you wear them, but how you take care of them. Take them off before showering, swimming, or doing any physical activity. Water and sweat can cause the metals to tarnish more quickly and gemstones can become loosened by knocks or bumps.
Don’t leave your jewellery lying around in a drawer where it can become tangled or scratched. Instead, store them in a cool, dry place. Avoid exposure to sunlight or extremes of temperature as this can also cause the metal to tarnish or discolour. Better yet, invest in a tarnish-resistant jewellery box or pouch to keep your pieces safe.
3. CLEAN THEM GENTLY
The last step in caring for your Si Dian Jin is to ensure they are clean. Jewellery can collect dust and oil from your skin, so it is essential to clean them regularly.
Whenever you feel like your Si Dian Jin is getting dull in colour, you may wash them with a soft cloth. If the jewellery is particularly dirty, you can soak it in a bowl of warm water with a little dishwashing liquid to remove stubborn dirt or build-up. Avoid using harsh chemicals, abrasive cleaners, or boiling hot water as they can damage the metal or gemstone.
To ensure they remain in good condition, consider having your jewellery professionally serviced once in a while. The staff can inspect the settings and clasps for wear and tear as well as clean and polish the pieces to restore their shine.
CARE FOR YOUR SI DIAN JIN SO THEY STAND THE TEST OF TIME
With proper care, you can keep your Si Dian Jin gold jewellery pieces— and by extension the well-wishes that come with them—with you for many years to come.
Check out SK Jewellery’s exquisite collection of Si Dian Jin or book a consultation with us to receive more personalised advice. Alternatively, you may also read our guides, including our Si Dian Jin guide, gold jewellery guide, and jewellery care guide for more information.