While the proper selection of jewellery is important ever more is its care which alone can preserve its beauty and ensure its long life. Thankfully caring for jewellery is no longer tedious. You can now clean your jewellery at home with no weight loss or damage.
Know your jewellery : Keep gold & gems glittering . Jewellery loses its glitter and beauty due to accumulation of dirt because of our neglect; skin oils, soaps, cosmetics etc. while dressing up ,jewellery should be worn last, so that it does not come in contact with cosmetics, perfumes etc. The use of perfume spray effects organic gems like pearls & corals, which can be very damaging.
Easy care of jewellery : Most jewellery can be washed easily in clean and plain water. One can use a mild detergent or soap to clean dirt. Diamond jewellery can be boiled in soap water for about 1-2 min and then washed with a soft toothbrush in clean water. Specialised cleaning liquids are also available in the market. Note that closed set jewellery or madras pearls should not be washed they are to be wiped with a clean cloth.
Store properly : Jewellery pieces should be stored in suitable cases separately. No two pieces should rub or brush each other as it makes the jewellery dull. Also the stone might loose its setting.