For those who enjoy wearing their jewellery regularly, keeping their jewellery clean and looking good requires regular effort. Here are some general guidelines that may help:
Remove Your Jewellery Before Bathing
Soaps or body products used whilst showering or cleaning can cause a film to form, making your jewellery appear dull.
Use Jewellery Polishing Cloths for Best Results
Polish silver or Gold with a jewellery polishing cloth for best results. Professional cloths are the best as some cloths, tissue or paper towels can cause scratches because of the fibres in these products.
Clean Your Jewellery With Care
Be careful when cleaning your own jewellery and use the appropriate products. You can either purchase commercial cleaners from Grahams or make a simple cleaning solution yourself. The wrong chemicals can damage your jewellery for good so seek advice before you begin.
Use Warm Water to Clean Jewellery
Warm water is fantastic for cleaning numerous pieces of jewellery. But be aware that water can cause reactions with some cleaning fluids resulting in discolouration. Sterling Silver is especially susceptible to this
Avoid Cleaning Damaged Jewellery
Never clean any jewellery that is damaged, cracked or broken, since the additional handling is likely to worsen the problem. If you find that a piece of jewellery is damaged, it should be set aside for repair as soon as possible.
Inspect Your Jewellery Regularly
When having your jewellery professionally cleaned, it's a good idea to have each item checked and inspected for any possible problems. Addressing signs of damage, or loose gemstones will prevent any further damage or loss, keeping all of your pieces in excellent shape for years.