Have you ever bought a piece of jewellery that you loved in the first place but then it tarnished after a while? It must have been heartbreaking, to say the least; however, there is always a way out.
At times you get so attached to the piece that you avoid cleaning it because you don’t want to spoil its surface, but at some point or the other, you have to clean your precious jewellery.
Jewellery is a girl’s best friend. It might seem like something that will last forever, but nothing is everlasting, especially when it comes to your jewellery pieces.
There are hundreds of thousands of jewellery shops worldwide and many other online retailers. While buying from a local shop is likely to be more convenient, you have limited options and control over the product you choose. Hence, the reason why it is becoming ever more important to buy your everyday jewellery pieces from a reliable online store (like ours) that not only educates you about the material of the jewellery but also provides you with a warranty, care guide and plethora of tricks and tips to prolong the life of your dainty, minimal and fave jewellery pieces.
Jewellery is like an investment and it is important to take care of such easily tarnished pieces. We have curated some handy tips for you to help you take care of your precious jewellery and make them last longer.
Yes! I'm talking to you, Queen. I know that you're being extra lazy to take off your jewellery before you go for the shower and honestly, we get the urge of wearing your jewellery at all times, including the time you go for showering or swimming (been there done that lol).
The moisture from bathing can result in the erosion of your jewellery pieces, which will destroy the precious gold plated necklace Irrespective of whether it is an expensive watch, a bracelet or just a ring, take care of it like you would any other piece of jewellery and avoid using harsh materials when cleaning it as these may cause harm than any good.
We don't want that for you and neither do you, hence, make a promise and repeat after me --- "I'll always take off my jewellery before taking a shower, bath or going for a swim and even when you wash your face.
The good news is that Axhea's jewellery is water-resistant, so bestie, you can wear our jewellery in the shower as long as your promise to wipe it off immediately with a microfibre towel. See how much we care about you.
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AVOID WEARING JEWELLERY TO BED. Seriously tho!
For centuries, people have worn their favourite jewellery to bed in the hope that it might bring them luck. Not anymore! Now we know that body moisture or sweat can ruin your jewellery, but why? How does sweat get into contact with delicate pieces like necklaces and earrings?
Not to forget those late drunken night outs where you don't take off your make up let alone your jewellery. Lol, we are all guilty of those times and trust me you are not alone. I must have done that at least a gazillion times!
But let me tell you a small effort goes a long way of saving money and prolonging the life of your favourite jewellery piece. That body moisture or sweat that seeps into your bedsheet can get into contact with your jewellery and can cause harm to your precious gold plated jewellery. Guess, what's the culprit of ruining your jewellery pieces -- MOISTURE!
So, get over that laziness. Remove your make up before bed. Do a good nighttime skincare routine. Take off your jewellery before bed. And look like a fine wine that ages beautifully and gracefully like your well taken cared jewellery piece.
STORE YOUR PIECES SEPARATELY IN A WATERPROOF AND AIRTIGHT CONTAINER.
If you are concerned about the corrosion and damage that could occur to your precious jewellery, you should take reasonable precautions.
I have personally seen thick plated metals succumb to exposure to moisture and quickly become brittle.
Take special care when cleaning gold or sterling silver which may contain traces of moisture.
The best way to ensure your jewellery remains stylish and safe is to store it in a waterproof and airtight container when not in use.
Also, make sure that you use proper storage containers for your different types of jewellery pieces.
For instance, using a stackable velvet jewellery case for your rings, a jewellery tree for your earrings or a soft velvety pouch like our standard Axhea Keepsake Jewellery pouch and box to store your favourite hoop earrings, choker necklaces or your gold chains.
DON'T LET THE BEAUTIFUL MORNING SUNLIGHT GET THE BETTER OF YOUR JEWELLERY PIECES.
There are two important ways to take care of gold-plated jewellery - Hang it in a dry, place where it will be kept clean and out of the light, and protect it from weather damage.
Do not direct sunlight onto the pieces as this will cause them to tarnish faster. Do not leave the gold plated items in the car or anywhere where children may get to them without your supervision.
Use a cloth to protect the plating from scratches or dirt. Remember that you need more Vitamin D than your gold plated earrings or necklace.
KEEP JEWELLERY AWAY FROM SKINCARE, PERFUME AND SUNSCREEN
Protecting your precious metals is important. If your gold plated or metal necklace comes in contact with damp or perfumed things it can tarnish and cause discolouration.
You should therefore keep it away from these areas of your home.
Likewise, choose long-lasting jewellery that will not get stained by cleaners and moisturisers which sometimes removes the natural oils from your skin and can cause acne.