During your daily activities, there are certain precautions you can take to preserve your jewelry. Removing your jewels in the following instances will avoid possible damage to gemstones and metal.
Strenuous activities can lead to unwanted impact and irreversible damage. Gardening or playing in the sand exposes jewelry to abrasive contact with metal and gemstones, including diamonds. While sleeping, uncontrolled movements can result in potential impact. Additionally, blood circulation can be affected, causing swelling and potential bodily harm.
Washing hands and contact with household chemicals can ultimately lead to corrosion, discoloration, and allergic skin reactions. Lotion, perfume, hair spray, or other cosmetics can get trapped in the crevices of your jewelry, causing residue build-up or creating a film, thus dulling its luster.
Swimming in salt water or chlorine can potentially harm your jewelry. Additionally, cold water can cause fingers to shrink, creating room for a ring to slip off. Sunbathing and extended exposure to direct sunlight can be damaging to certain gemstones, such as emerald and turquoise.
Jewelry Damage Protection
Every piece of jewelry is exposed to unavoidable wear and tear. Extended wear, however, can be prevented or limited to minimize unnecessary damages.
The physical impact can lead to gemstone fractures or irreversible metal damage. Chemical contact can cause gemstone and metal corrosion. Extended exposure to water can lead to metal tarnish and gemstone deterioration, while extended exposure to the sun can cause fractures and discoloration of certain gemstones. Residue from beauty products can diminish luster and trigger allergic reactions.
Jewelry Safety Rules
Inspect your jewelry for vulnerabilities. Check if the mechanical parts of your jewel, such as the clasp on necklaces and bracelets and ear posts and clips on earrings are fully functional. A malfunctioning mechanical part can result in loss or avoidable damage. In addition, ensure that all gemstones are secure in their settings and that the connections are not compromised.
When not being worn, store your jewelry items in a soft pouch separate from each other, in their original box provided at the point of sale, or in a fabric-lined case with compartments and dividers to prevent damages from metal to stone contact.
Proactive maintenance plays an integral part in preserving your jewelry and extending its life.
Regular home cleaning is an easy and effective way to avoid residue build-up that will eventually dull down jewelry’s original sparkle and shine. However, not all jewelry items are suitable for home cleaning. Technically intricate items and vintage pieces, as well as jewelry containing softer and more delicate stones, such as but not exclusive to emerald, turquoise, coral, pearl, or any other gemstone beads on a silk string, should only be professionally cleaned.
Woow Me Jewel professional cleaning servicing is recommended at least once per year or as needed. The steam cleaning service is only available if the condition of the jewelry allows for it and does not address possible underlying concerns.
Our take-in service includes a comprehensive expert assessment of the jewelry’s current condition followed by a recommendation for re-polishing, re-finishing, or re-furbishing.