Taking care of jewelry and gemstones
Many women complain that their new jewelry changes color and
becomes pale void of any effulgence as if it is old. This has
nothing to do with the quality of the jewelry but rather with
the woman’s care of its brightness to maintain its new look.
Most women never think of cleaning their jewelry because they
are afraid of ruining it or thinking that cleaning is unnecessary.
However, what many fail to know is the fact that jewelry is
just like other valuable items needs constant care and cleaning
so that it doesn’t lose its brightness and splendor and lasts
longer especially when it comes to neck and hand jewelry which,
because of the direct contact with the skin and as a result
of the interaction caused by sweat, lotions, cosmetics, perfume,
soap, and other factors, loses its splendor if not protected
• How to deal with the problem?
It is so simple. Daily wrist and neck jewelry can be cleaned
as needed either by soap and warm water or by detergents and
a clean smooth toothbrush with a special focus on cleaning the
angles. The jewelry then should be rinsed thoroughly with warm
water. Afterwards; it should be dried well with a smooth cloth
and then polished with a special cloth for the purpose. It is
recommended that the jewelry be washed in pots and not in the
sink for fear that some stones might fall off and be lost.
Be careful not to expose the jewelry to hot water followed
immediately by cold water as this damage some precious stones
• Taking care of Gemstones
DIAMOND: Diamond is the hardest and the strongest
of all gemstones that can not be scratched unless rubbed against
another piece of diamond. However, its brilliance can be affected
by some substances. Therefore, to protect the diamonds you should
keep them separately keeping in mind that a diamond may also
scratch other stones, minerals, and pearls.
EMERALD: This beautiful stone should not be
exposed to extreme heat or to extremely cold or hot water. It
is highly affected by bumps.
PEARL: Pearls can be cleaned just like other
jewels with special attention as not to expose them to heat
if the stones are fixed with an adhesive. On the other hand,
if the pearl has the form of a necklace or set into a bracelet
on a thread, the thread should not be exposed to water.