We want your jewelry to be long-lasting, so here are a few tips to ensure your surprise is as good as new from the first day you revealed it
Corrosion of jewelry occurs under moist or wet conditions, especially when also exposed to warmth and air. Jewelry should never be worn in the bath, the sauna or when participating in sports. Do not expose jewelry to contact with makeup, hairspray, creams and perfumes as they can speed up the tarnishing process. Avoid exposing your jewelry to household chemicals when cleaning with bleach or ammonia, or when swimming in chlorinated or salt water, as it can also cause damage. A good rule of thumb is to let jewelry be the last thing you put on in the morning and the first thing you remove in the evening!
In order to prevent any product build-up such as makeup, hair products, body oil/lotion on your jewelry, you can use a very soft cloth to clean and polish. A safe way to clean most jewelry is to pour a small amount of a mild liquid detergent (pH neutral) in lukewarm water and use a small, soft brush. Toothbrushes are actually ideal for cleaning intricate designs which can otherwise be difficult to clean. If the jewelry is very dirty, leave it to soak in the water for about 10 minutes. Rinse and pat dry with a soft, clean cloth.
Avoid “home remedies” such as using toothpaste, cola etc. These kinds of remedies will often damage the jewelry. Toothpaste contains an abrasive and cola is acidic, both will damage the surface of the precious metals.
When jewelry is not worn, it should be stored separately in a (lined) protective box or in a tarnish resistant pouch.