Guest post is submitted by Cynthia Findlay Antiques, a leading provider of antique and vintage jewellery. Check out their website for more information.
Many people don’t realize that it’s necessary to take care of jewellery. Jewellery needs to be given special care in order for it to last as long as possible. Day-to-day materials such as oil, soap, and dirt can build up on your gemstones which can leave them looking less than stellar. Careful wear, regular cleaning, and an annual appointment with an experienced jeweller are important for all types of valuable jewellery.
While there are many at-home jewellery cleaners available today, valuable jewellery should be taken into a professional jeweller. Different gems may require different cleaning methods. For example, an ultrasonic cleaning machine works well, however, it can cause damage to certain gems like pearls, turquoise, emeralds and so forth. A professional jeweller can keep your jewels looking beautiful without risking damage.
Part of the proper care of antique rings and diamond earrings involves the storage process. Despite the cost of the jewelry, it’s essential to store it in a clean and dry place. The best idea is to get a jewellery case with the right number of compartments and dividers. A jewellery case or jewelry armoire will keep your earrings from scratching your bracelets and necklaces. On top of keeping your jewellery in great condition, the right case will also prevent you from losing your favorite art deco rings.
If you make it a priority to take care of your jewellery, you might not ever have to have it fixed or replaced. Caring for your jewellery is a very simple task, it’s just about making it a priority.