Have you ever been on your way out the door when you catch a glimpse of your reflection and have the feeling that something is off? Many times, an outfit seems to be missing something that will personalize it and make it a representation of your individuality. Jewelery is always the answer to your problem. A necklace or a pair of earrings will bring that classy finish you need.
Try using a simple polishing cloth on your jewelery collection. This is a chemical-free method to maintain the appearance of your fine jewelry. To clean your jewelry, obtain a soft two-sided cloth and gently rub in a circular motion. First, use the polishing side to polish it up, then use the other side to shine it.
Do not use harsh chemicals such as ammonia, bleach, turpentine or acetone to clean them. Chemicals can eat away the stones or enamel on your stones.
Make sure to store your jewelry away from humidity and air. A box designed especially for jewelry gives the best protection, but a cloth bag can also work. Continued exposure to humidity extremes or air causes metals typically used in jewelry to tarnish. The thing about this is that non-precious metals cannot fully recover from this because underneath, the copper shows through. However, keep in mind that precious metals can go back to their own original forms.
Know the type of gem you’re buying, when you buy it. There are different types of gems, including imitation, natural and lab produced. Natural and synthetic gems are real stones, but imitation is just plastic colored to look like the real thing. Natural gems are dug up from the ground, and synthetic gems are man-made in a lab.
Jewelry is a great accessory that can go with anything you’re wearing. Jewelry can make you look more attractive, professional or simply original. Before you walk out the door, put on a piece of jewelry to make sure you are looking your best.