Your timeless gold jewellery set with diamonds adds the finishing touch to every outfit and radiates pure luxury. As long as they sparkle, they retain their special and classy appearance. But what if my jewellery has become a bit dull and lacklustre? What if they are starting to lose their original shine? With the following tips from BAUNAT, your jewels will remain as new!
The protection of your jewels starts with how you store them. You may not wear your white gold earrings with diamonds daily, but where do you store them when you are not wearing them? It is best to keep your diamond jewellery separate. As diamonds are the hardest gemstones in the world, a diamond can only be damaged by another diamond. To ensure they stay scratch-free, you should keep them in their original box, a soft pouch or an especially designed jewellery box. This way you also automatically protect your precious jewellery with rubies, sapphires, emeralds or other gemstones.
When they are not stored away, you should wear them with care. It is best to set your jewellery aside when swimming, showering, sleeping, gardening or working out. Also be careful to touch your diamond as little as possible. The oils and dirt on your skin can transfer onto your diamond and cause it to become dull.
You can easily clean your jewellery without running the risk of damaging it. It is perhaps easier than you think: gold, platinum, diamonds and gemstones can be cleaned with mild soapy water or ammoniac.
Dip your jewel in a bowl of lukewarm water, mixed with detergent and kitchen salt or soda. Polish it with a soft toothbrush and rinse with running lukewarm water. Pat the jewel dry with a soft, fibre free cloth. Do not use paper towels, as they could scratch your jewellery.
Place your jewel in a bowl containing 3 parts lukewarm water and 1 part ammoniac. Leave to soak for half an hour and polish your jewel with a soft toothbrush afterwards. Rinse with clear water and let dry.
But especially with white gold jewellery you need to be careful. White gold is made by mixing gold with other materials to form an alloy. On top of that, a rhodium layer is applied to give your white golden ring with a brilliant its sparkle. If you rub too hard, that rhodium layer could be damaged.
What if I’d rather not clean my gold and diamonds myself or if I don’t have the time for it? You can always choose to have your jewels cleaned professionally. Jewellers can use an ultrasonic cleaner to give your jewels that perfect cleanse. This little machine removes impurities from the smallest nooks and crannies using vibrations. They are ideal for cleaning intricate jewellery, as it removes dirt from places a toothbrush cannot reach.
Where can I have my jewellery cleaned professionally? Which other maintenance tips can help me clean my jewellery? Ask the diamond experts from BAUNAT for advice on how to keep your jewellery shining as new.