As the Lunar New Year is right around the corner, you may be thinking about planning your outfits and matching them with accessories like jewellery. Whether you’re buying brand-new ones or bringing out your cherished pieces, proper care and maintenance are essential to having sparkling, clean jewellery that can potentially bring in more luck and renewed energy into 2023.
Here’s a simple guide on how to care for your holiday jewellery before, during, and after the celebrations so their beauty can be preserved even well beyond Chinese New Year 2023.
BRING BACK THE SHINE BEFORE CHINESE NEW YEAR 2023
Dust, dirt, and other particles can accumulate on the surface of your jewellery over time, making them look dull and lifeless. The first step in caring for your gems is regular cleaning to keep them looking vibrant and clean, especially before the festivities.
First, add a gentle soap with lukewarm water onto a soft cloth. Next, gently rub the cloth along the surface of your jewellery until all of the dirt has been removed.
Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials as they can damage the delicate surfaces of the gems. Check out our full jewellery care guide that goes into detail about the different types of jewellery materials, including gold and diamond.
Still unsure of what to do? Simply head down to any SK Jewellery outlets as we offer lifetime complimentary cleaning services for customers who have made a purchase with us.
TAKE THEM OFF WHEN DOING CHORES DURING THE FESTIVITIES
From preparing the food to serving the guests, it can be a whirlwind of activities during the big day.
However, be sure to remove any rings or bracelets while doing chores like washing dishes or mopping the floor. Exposure to harsh detergents could dull the finish on some metals and dirt can get trapped behind stones so take caution when exposing them to intense activities of any kind!
Individuals who don’t like the hassle or would still like to keep their jewellery on can consider wearing earrings like the classic SK 916 Elegant Twist Gold Earrings or the modern Prismatic Square Diamond Earrings, which are less likely to get in the way.
SAFEKEEP THEM AFTER THE BIG DAY
The care and maintenance of your jewellery doesn’t stop even after your Chinese New Year 2023 celebrations! Store your precious pieces by placing them in airtight containers or velvet pouches that won’t allow dust and moisture inside. This will help protect them from oxidation and discoloration caused by exposure to humidity and air pollutants in the environment.
When storing your jewellery, ensure your storage boxes are lined with soft material like velvet or felt, which protects the pieces from scratches. Additionally, storing your jewels separately will prevent them from becoming tangled or damaged when rubbed against each other in storage.
For those looking for more durable jewellery that won’t be scratched easily, why not consider SK Jewellery’s 916 gold? Made with a mix of 91.6% of pure gold and other metals, they are much hardier yet still adaptable enough to be crafted into intricate designs like the SK 916 Champion’s Wreath Gold Earrings, SK 916 Anchor Gold Bangle, and SK 916 Fortune Infinite Gold Ring.
SPARKLE BRIGHT THIS CHINESE NEW YEAR 2023 WITH SK JEWELLERY
Ringing in the New Year marks a fresh start and renewed hope for the future. So, why not make the start, middle, and end of this festive season bright by giving your favourite pieces some TLC? We guarantee they will shine even brighter as you bounce into the new year.