Here are a few tips on keeping your jewelry in great shape, from the professionals at Adrianne Kahn Fine Jewelry & Design!
1. ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
Have your jewelry cleaned and checked by a professional for worn settings, loose prongs and general condition at least once per year. When cleaning your jewelry at home, clean in a secure location, not at the rim of a sink where a piece may slip down the drain. Use only a soft brush, never a sharp or hard object to remove dirt or particles.
2. PROPER STORAGE
To avoid scratches and damaged gems, jewelry should never be tossed into a drawer or on top of a dresser. Most jewelry pieces come in a box or pouch which is a perfect place to keep them. Jewelry boxes that feature individually padded slots for rings and posts for hanging necklaces and bracelets are also ideal.
3. JEWELRY REMOVAL
Do not wear your jewelry in the pool, hot tub, shower or bath. Never wear jewelry while doing physical work such as housework, gardening or exercise.
Never expose jewelry to household cleaning products. Always apply lotion, cosmetics, hairspray, and perfume before dressing in jewelry.