Thursday, May 15, 2014

Manufacture and Retail Jewellery

Tips to Maintain your Jewelry

• Apply lotion, cosmetics, hairspray and perfume before dressing in jewelry.
• When undressing, wipe each piece with a clean soft cloth to remove oils and perspiration.
• Store in a fabric-lined box, separately or individually-wrapped in tissue to prevent scratches.
• Never wear jewelry when doing physical work such as housekeeping, gardening or exercise.
• Never expose jewelry to household cleaning products.
• Never expose jewelry to chlorine swimming pools or hot tubs.

Tips for Cleaning:
• Follow the instructions appearing on the label or box.
• Clean in a secure location, not the rim of a sink where a piece may slip down the drain.
• Use only a soft brush, never sharp or hard objects, to remove dirt or particles.
• Clean your jewelry often; lotions, soaps and skin oils alter the optical properties of diamonds and  
   gemstones, causing them to look dull.
• Seriously soiled jewelry should be cleaned professionally.
- Clean diamond jewelry with a soft brush dipped in warm water and mild detergent; rinse under running
- Never expose pearl jewelry to chemicals or solvents and store each piece in a soft bag.
- Don't expose colored gemstones to chemicals, solvents or ultrasonics without knowing their specific cleaning requirements.

Tips for Long Life:
• Keep your Laboratory Reports in a safe location, separate from jewelry pieces, for security.
• Have your jewelry cleaned and checked by a professional for worn mountings, loose prongs and general condition at least once per year.
• Have white gold re-plated, platinum re-polished and prongs re-tipped as necessary to maintain original condition (generally every 24 months or so).
• Have frequently-worn pearls restrung as necessary, with a knot between each pearl to prevent loss if the string breaks.
• Some colored gemstones should not be exposed to sudden temperature changes; know your pieces and their needs.
• Select daily-wear jewelry that is in harmony with your lifestyle and schedule of activities.
• Treat each piece as if it were a family heirloom, for someday it may be.

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