We would like to tell you how to take care of your jewelry to keep it beautiful for as long as possible and enjoy its shine for many years. :) Yes, it is possible.
When we buy jewelry, we get it packed in boxes. And it's very good and important. The boxes protect the jewelry during transport, on the way home from the store, or when taking it on vacation. It is important to know what materials such packaging are made of. Not every box is made of good quality material, sponge or good glue. In such a package, which contains a lot of sulfur, jewelery can tarnish as well.
For long-term home jewelry storage, a case lined with a soft material is a good idea. In order to avoid rapid, excessive darkening of jewelery (the result of a chemical reaction with air components - see below), it should be closed.
The more compartments in such a cassette, the better. The point is that the jewelry should not touch each other or lie on top of each other. This is especially important for jewelery with stones and / or gilded jewelery. Each stone and coatings of gold-plated jewelry are characterized by a different resistance to scratching and damage.
A good solution are also small cotton flannel bags, tightened with a string. It would be lovely, of course, if every pair of earrings and every other piece of jewelry had its own pouch. But would we be able to find ourselves in it later? Adapt the solution to your needs.
As mentioned above, we do not keep jewelery in the open air or in humid rooms, because the silver discoloration occurs.
When we hang our jewelry on special hangers or put it in decorative bowls to catch the eye of ours and other visitors, remember that it may be a bit darker after some time.
The worst possible place to keep jewelry is in the bathroom, which is filled with vapors of bath oils, salt, chemicals. She is surrounded by our creams, tonics, balms, hairsprays ... and again there is a chemical reaction and the jewelry begins to darken again.
What is this darkening, this tarnish?
Oxidized silver jewelry with a dark graphite shade is chemically coated with a layer of silver oxide to age the jewelry. Each decorative layer / coating made on silver (be it oxidation or gilding) will wear out over time. The duration of this coating will certainly depend on how we take care of the jewelery, how it is stored, whether it comes in contact with our other "sparkles" and whether it is scratched or not.
We can grease it with vaseline from time to time to add shine to it (a slightly thin layer of petroleum jelly is rubbed with a soft clean cloth into oxidized jewelry).
To sum up:
We give a few quick tips on what we definitely do not do with jewelry (in jewelry):
-we do not wear perfume on our favorite necklace and chains;
-we do not go to sleep in our trinkets (we can hurt ourselves or others, tear our hair or others, eventually destroy the jewelry;);
-we don't wear jewelry to the swimming pool, gym, lake, sea, ocean ...;
-we do not wash the dishes in them;
-we do not go to the shower in jewelry;
-we don't plant flowers in them, we don't dig in the ground;
-if with the hands with which we applied the cream or powder, we do not put on earrings.
We hope that the article helped with the topic of caring for jewelry, suggested a bit.
If you implement one of the above tips, it will surely support your jewelry in all its splendor and glory. And one more thing: one of the well-known rules says that pearls, pearl jewelry (which you can also buy in our store) should be the last thing that a lady puts on when she leaves the house and the first one she takes off when she comes back. :)
PS. Marta walks non-stop in her bracelet from the Heart Line collection. It does not attract her to sleeping, washing and cooking. And they're both fine with it. :)
It all depends on you.