Earring Care-Dos & Donts
Author: Culturesse Date Posted:13 November 2018
Everything comes with wear and tear. Taking proper care of your earrings not only extend the 'life span' of your ear love, but also adds more enjoyment to your fashion styling. Who doesn't like their money stretch...? We have sourced a few tips on 'Dos and Donts' when it comes to taking care of your earrings.
1. Put jewellery on after you put your clothes on. Remove jewellery first before undressing or removing makeup. Doing this will ensure that the jewellery doesn't get caught by the clothing or get in contact with chemicals (e.g.: perfume, skincare products, makeup, etc.) that may affect the metal or plating of the jewellery
2. Clean your jewellery before storing as sweat and other chemical substances that come in contact with the skin (e.g.: perfume, skincare products, room sprays, etc.) will change the colour of the metal and dull the shine. It is important that before putting your jewellery away, you rinse or wipe the jewellery pieces with lukewarm and clean water and store it at concealed places. Ideally, store your jewellery in a jewellery box with multiple slots or store them separately in boxes to avoid scratching. If you do not have a jewellery box, you can also store each individual piece / pair of jewellery in a concealed zip bag (sandwich bag) to prevent oxidisation
3. Dry your hands before handling any piece of jewellery to prevent any chemical substances get in contact with the pieces
4. Remove your jewellery before showering, swimming, going to a spa, or any excessive exercising
5. The best way to store jewellery is by keeping them separately in jewellery boxes, cotton or velvet pouches to prevent them breaking, tangling, scratching or tarnishing. You can also hang the necklaces vertically on hooks so that they are separate from each other.
6. When traveling or carrying your jewellery around, use a jewellery organiser to protect your treasures from any knocks.
7. Sterling silver can oxidise/tarnish overtime. Lightly tarnished silver can be cleaned with a silver polish cloth. Use a mild liquid silver cleaner for heavily tarnished pieces. Alternatively, you can create a mild cleaning liquid using lukewarm water and gentle detergent. Clean your jewellery gently using a soft toothbrush. Rinse and dry well, store away properly.
1. Don’t let your jewellery get in contact with water, lotion, perfume, harsh cleaner, hair spray or other chemicals
2. Don’t wear your earrings in pool or at the spa, especially a mineral spa. Chlorine, salt water and heat may permanently damage and discolour silver and gold plated jewellery permanently.
3. Don’t use a polishing cloth as this will strip away the plating. Use a soft velvet cleaning cloth (we supply velvet jewellery cleaning cloth for gold plated, gold filled, gold vermeil, platinum, rhodium and silver jewellery). If the jewellery need more cleaning you may clean it with lukewarm and gentle soapy water. Soak it for a few minutes and you may clean it with a soft cloth or baby toothbrush (any toothbrushes that have soft bristles).
4. Don’t coat your jewellery. Don’t use any nail polish to coat your jewellery as it may lead to tarnishing its shine or peeling of the plating.
5. Don’t use jewellery cleaner for non-gold, non-silver, non-platinum jewellery. Cleaner made for silver, gold, or platinum is way too harsh for fashion jewellery which is usually plated with these precious metals.
6. Don’t let you jewellery touched by others.
7. Don’t store gold plated, gold vermeil, gold filled, silver, white gold, platinum and rhodium jewellery with other fashion jewellery that is not on the list.