I love jewelry, I always try to wear some every day that I go to university or work. What caught my attention is that a few days ago I tried to put on a necklace, had mutated its nice silver color by a kind of tenebrous yellow drawn from the horror films. Does not this sound familiar?
What happens is that we do not realize that our dear treasures need special care, since they are always in contact with our skin, dust and many chemicals. So to find no more unidentified objects instead of cute accessories, we have prepared a post on how to take care of your jewelry. Let’s go for the tips!
How to clean your jewelry
To take care of your gold and silver jewelry, there are different methods, between the homemade and the more sophisticated. Here we will see all of them. For example, you can do it with ingredients that you find in your kitchen, like lemon, salt and water: fill a glass with water, cut half a lemon and squeeze it, finally add a half tablespoon of salt. With this mixture you are going to brush your jewels (remember that it is with a brush of soft bristles not to grate the surface), you rinse very well and dry with care.
Another method is to do it with toothpaste, or neutral detergent and water. The procedure is very similar to the previous one, only this time you can let it rest for 10 minutes in the mixture and from there brush. In addition to this, I recommend you go through a temperature cycle, first with warm water and then with hot water. This, because the temperature change may mistreat the jewel, especially if it has some stone.
Leaving our homes and looking for more specialized methods, we have the magic flannel that must have seen some time. This comes with a special substance that by simply rubbing our rings or necklaces, they are as new. You can buy it in any jewelry.
Finally, for much more sophisticated methods we have the ultrasonic machine to clean jewelry. You can find them in jewelry stores and even buy some that are quite economical. The only thing we should take into account is not to use them with jewels that have stones, because they can be detached in the process.
These jewels need special care, remember that they are natural elements and we do not want the precious white that characterizes them to turn yellow. For this, we can use neutral soap and a damp cloth. Afterwards, you should only rinse thoroughly and dry thoroughly; Some recommend leaving the jewel overnight inside a cotton cloth to absorb moisture.
A secret of my mother is that if it is a necklace of pearls, for example, you put it before bed and sleep with it put. The warmth of the body and the same grasite we have, will make your pearl necklace regain that spectacular shine that you like so much.Clean your fantasy jewelry
For these jewels, it is necessary to forget everything previously learned; That is to say, it is forbidden to soak them in water because they are not made with resistant materials such as gold or silver, at the most it can be cleaned with a damp cloth and some neutral soap. It is advisable to use lemon juice to clean and remove the rust.
The best thing is that you do not sleep with them, the sweat will cause them to be mistreated a lot and will not be beneficial for your skin. Do not bathe with your jewelry, even if it is the necklace of luck that you promised never to get you out. Most importantly: apply the perfume before putting on your accessories, not later !, but the alcohol will pass the bill.
When you have them, do not forget that they also need some care. If you intercalate between them and do not use them continuously, unless it is the string of luck, they will last you much longer. If you see any damage in the clasp or something, do not manipulate them, it is better to take them to a specialist. Do not expose them too much to the sun or damp places and above all, take them from time to time from their cases to see how they are and give them a clean.