Jewellery care is crucial to maintaining all of your ornate pieces’ sparkle and longevity. After all, jewellery is to be worn, cherished and revelled for its beauty on many occasions, for many years.
Suitable storage coupled with complete care will make all the difference when it comes to your most intimate and adored jewellery.
So, how should you care and store yours?
Read more from Claremont Diamonds, your local jeweller in Perth, to find out.
Before we delve into the jewellery care tips and storage guide, let us first explore the history of wearing jewellery.
For as long as there have been humans, there has been jewellery. Prehistoric jewellery created from shells, bones, and stones tells a timeless, ancient story of adoration and adornment.
Throughout time, metalworking techniques, of course, improved, so jewellery was enabled and encouraged to be more sophisticated, with detailing more intricate.
Why Do We Wear Jewellery?
- Sometimes we wear jewellery for functionality, as in, fitting hair and clothing into place.
- Affiliation: whether ethnic, religious and/or social is another reason why people wear jewellery.
- In times gone by, emperors, kings and pharaohs wore jewellery as a symbol of social status, wealth and power.
- Thankfully in present times, jewellery is more affordable and accessible.
In modern days, expressing personal style is the main purpose for wearing jewellery, and buying jewellery for loved ones on special occasions is widely practiced.
Examples of Wearing Jewellery
The types of jewellery most worn and utilised in the 21st century are listed below:
- Rings (costume rings, promise and symbolic rings, engagement rings and wedding rings)
- Cuff links
- Brooches and pins.
Lovingly designed and crafted jewellery pieces from your local jeweller at Claremont Diamonds are available in platinum, 18 carat yellow gold, white gold or rose gold.
Claremont Diamonds offer a variety of bespoke diamond engagement rings, such as:
- The Cushion Cut
- Princess Eternity Solitaire
- The Claremont White Gold Solitaire
- Classic Eternity Solitaire
- Claremont Yellow Gold Solitaire
- Oval Eternity Solitaire
- Or another bespoke design, crafted to your individual taste.
A Claremont Diamonds diamond engagement ring will ensure your loved one will wear their diamond engagement ring with pride.
Now let your local jeweller discuss our how to store jewellery and introduce you to jewellery care tips below
Jewellery Cleaning Tips
You clean your home, car and hopefully any other asset you own – so, why shouldn’t you clean jewellery?
Precious diamond jewellery is another asset, and adequate jewellery care greatly diminishes damage to your jewellery pieces.
Why? Because dirty and unkempt jewellery can breed bacteria which leads to:
- Irritated skin
- Allergic reactions
- Scratches on the jewellery
- Discolouration and degradation of precious metals.
How often you wear your diamond jewellery and other jewellery will ultimately affect how often it’s recommended you clean them.
Did you know that the safest cleaning methods, are also the easiest and recommended way to clean your jewellery?
- Cleaning your jewellery at home, yourself? Use this jewellery cleaning recipe:
- Purchase a non-toxic, biodegradable jewellery cleaner or cleaning kit through Amazon.
- On a smaller, cheaper scale, you can use: a dish, lukewarm water, a soft bristle toothbrush and a drop of mild dish detergent, submerge your jewellery and let soak for a few minutes.
2. Be gentle with gems
Do you have gemstone jewellery? Many coloured gemstones are treated to enhance colour and clarity. This means their jewellery care is somewhat different.
You can do the above at-home dish detergent method for delicate gemstones, but don’t let it soak. Only saturate your gemstone jewellery for a few seconds.
Talk to your local jeweller at Claremont Diamonds about professional, in-store cleaning of your fine diamond jewellery.
Jewellery Storage Ideas
There’s jewellery care in the form of cleaning, then there’s jewellery care in the form of correct storage.
Here’s what to consider as part of your jewellery storage solution:
What environment will your jewellery be kept in?
Direct sunlight, high temperatures, and high humidity can all very well damage your precious jewellery. Heat may even cause discolouration to their metals and stones. Which is something nobody wants.
This is why storing your jewellery in a cool, dry place is recommended.
2. Jewellery box storage
Will you utilise a jewellery box?
Jewellery boxes are a great, decorative way to safely store your jewellery.
- They’re great for organising jewellery,
- Allow easy access,
- Protect from theft and damage, and
- Are available in an assortment of styles.
3. How to keep jewellery from tarnishing in jewellery box
Separate your jewellery by material.
Jewellery of different materials can interact negatively with one another. That’s why it’s strongly recommended to separate jewellery in separate compartments, or different jewellery boxes altogether, to prevent metals from tarnishing and jewellery items from getting scratched and broken.
Using anti-tarnish paper
Anti-tarnish paper strips protect metals from tarnishing with their ability to absorb sulphides and other pollutants in the air.
Anti-tarnish paper will protect:
- Tin, and
- Plated metals.
As such, you should seriously consider investing in these for your jewellery care and storage. These strips are available for purchase online or your local music store.
Investing in a safe or security deposit box
By investing in a safe or security deposit box, you’re welcoming peace of mind in your jewellery care and their suitable storage.
These storage methods ensure only you, and people of your choosing, have access to your beloved jewellery collections.
How to Improve the Lifespan of Your Jewellery
Apart from cleaning, how can you improve the lifespan of your jewellery? With the below:
You get insurance for your car and your home, perhaps even your health. But what about your lovingly worn and adored diamond jewellery?
If you haven’t already purchased insurance for your diamond engagement ring and other bespoke diamond jewellery items, it’s recommended you do.
Criminals have an idea of the street and market value of jewellery too, you know.
Working with a local jeweller to resize rings
Claremont Diamonds can and will work with you to resize rings. Resizing rings will ensure your ring is loved by yourself, the intended recipient and others the way it was always meant to be.
Find the Jewellery You Desire at Claremont Diamonds
Claremont Diamonds is your local Perth jeweller, providing tailored diamond jewellery consultations and jewellery items to suit your specific style requirements.
Our jewellery offerings encompass diamond engagement rings and bespoke jewellery to celebrate life’s other greatest moments like anniversaries, graduations and birthdays and can be crafted in a variety of settings.
Show that you really, truly care, with individually inspired diamond rings, necklaces, earrings, or browse our beautiful loose diamonds available to purchase.
We hope our jewellery care and storage guide has motivated you to suitably care for and store your cherished jewellery items and consider adding to your collection.
Are you dreaming of the perfect diamond jewellery? Contact Claremont Diamonds today to discover the perfect diamond jewellery for you and your loved one.