A Guide to Cleaning & Maintaining Your Favorite Pieces of Jewelry

A Guide to Cleaning & Maintaining Your Favorite Pieces of Jewelry:

Your iconic jewelry has arrived and now you’re wondering: how do I keep it shining for as long as possible? Don’t panic, we’ve got you covered.

 

How Should I Take Care of My Jewelry?

Our number one rule is to keep away the chemicals. While you may want to put on your pieces while you do your skincare routine (and who wouldn’t?) remember your jewelry is particularly susceptible to damage from the effects of perfume, hairspray, make-up, nail polish remover, body oils, suntan lotion and deodorant.

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How To Clean Your Gold

Avoid using ‘dip’ polish or abrasive jewelry cleaners on your gold jewelry as these contain harsh chemicals and can destroy your jewelry over time. We don’t recommend the use of any jewelry polishing cloths which have been treated with cleaners or polishing agents.

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How To Clean Your Silver

All our sterling silver jewelry is rhodium plated which protects it and helps reduce long-term tarnishing. Clean your silver jewelry carefully with a soft, non-abrasive, and lint-free cloth or chamois; this helps maintain or bring back its shine. If necessary, you can use a mild washing up liquid with warm water and a soft toothbrush, then rinse with clean water and pat dry with a soft cloth.

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How To Care for Your Fine

Solid gold should not oxidize or discolor, instead standing the test of time. That’s why we recommend our 14k solid gold as the ultimate investment pieces. Avoid chemicals when wearing your Fine and take off while showering or bathing so it’s not affected by the products you’re using. Because solid gold is a soft metal, be extra careful in circumstances where your jewellery may get bumped or scratched. Otherwise, it can be cleaned in the same way as your gold vermeil and sterling silver pieces.

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How To Care for Enamel Jewelry

Clean your enamel jewelry pieces with warm water, a mild liquid soap and a soft cloth, and store in a dark, cool place to prevent damage. Keep your enamel away from harsh chemicals, perfumes, detergents and chlorine.

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How To Care for Pearl & Gemstone Jewelry

We recommend keeping pearls and gemstone jewelry out of direct sunlight also as prolonged exposure can cause many gemstones to fade and lose their color. Take care with your gemstones to ensure that they do not knock against one another when stored.

Some stones can also be quite porous (such as turquoise and lapis lazuli), which is why you shouldn’t leave these kinds of stones immersed in water for too long. Liquids and oils can seep into the gems through the tiny cracks between the crystals, causing permanent discoloration and damage. Going to the beach? Leave your porous gems at home in a cool, dark spot.

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How To Store Your Jewelry

Living in a humid environment? Store your jewelry in our jewelry cases with a small packet of desiccant crystals to help reduce tarnishing. Always store your jewelry pieces individually, preferably in your Missoma soft-lined box or pouch so that they don’t rub together, scratch or tangle.

Your gold vermeil and silver jewelry should be kept in a dark, cool and dry place. The oxidation process is slowed down by wearing your jewelry often. If your jewelry is stored for long-periods of time, we recommend cleaning it occasionally to keep the process at bay.

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How Do I Stop My Necklaces from Tangling When Wearing Them?

Firstly, make sure to mix up your lengths so they don’t intertwine with each other. Mixing up the weights will help with this also – if you have too many delicate necklaces of the same length you run the risk of them tangling. It’s all about balance. Another option is to pick necklaces in different materials, for example mixing chains with pearls or beads.

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