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CARE OF JEWELRY

June 22, 2017 0 Comments

CARE OF JEWELRY

LIFESPAN

Jewelries come as gifts from loved ones as wedding presents, birthday gifts, engagement gifts or valuable gifts to mark special events. Some buy them for themselves. However, in whatever form you get your jewelry, they are very cherished possessions. Luxurious jewelries are painstakingly crafted to last for a life time. Some become family’s prized possessions and memorabilia. However, it will take good care and handling of that piece of jewelry before it could be passed to the next generation in good form and quality.

HANDLING

The way you handle your jewelry matters, it enhances its luster and shape. Jewelers advice that you handle your jewelry from the edges. This is to prevent it from smudges from hand oils and grease. You are also advised to remove your jewelries when involved in rough work. This is to avoid it from scraping and disfigurement. When these precautions are kept, you would be able to pass your jewelry to the next generation in the same shape and luster.

BASIC TIPS ON JEWELRY CARE

Jewelries come in different shapes and sizes. They are also made of different materials: gold, silver, diamond, gem stones etc. There are care methods peculiar with each material. However, there are basic jewelry care methods that apply to almost all jewelries.

  • Jewelries react to moisture and harsh temperatures, so it is advisable to store your jewelries in a cool dry place.
  • Like drugs, keep all jewelries out of the reach of children
  • Wipe off all sweat and stains on jewelry before storing
  • Don’t just place your jewelry on your shelf, get a jewelry box lined with fabric
  • Rap each jewelry separately with a soft linen before storage
  • You can wash gold in a solution of warm water with mild detergent or soda, then brush it gently, but never try it with pearls.
  • You can use ammonia and water to wash diamonds but never use it for other jewelries.
  • Jewelers advice that you wear your perfume and cream before wearing your jewelry to prevent stains and damage from perfume chemicals.
  • Keep jewelry away from chemicals that bleach
  • Jewelries also require maintenance; visit your jeweler at least once a year for professional cleaning and fixing of loose rings, claws and prongs.
  • Do not take your bath with your jewelries on. Soaps have the tendency of tarnishing your jewelry

PROTECTING YOUR JEWELRIES

  • Give an authorized jeweler to value your jewelry and insure them
  • If you won’t be wearing your jewelry for a long time, be sure to place anti-tarnish stripes in your jewelry box to protect them from losing their luster.
  • It is advisable not to mark containers as jewelries especially when traveling.
  • Double protect your jewelry when traveling and make them obscure

WHEN BUYING YOUR JEWELRY

  • When buying jewelries, it is advisable to make a budget or a roof you won’t go beyond.
  • Have an idea of what you want before you step into that shop
  • It is advisable to go with a trustworthy friend for a second opinion
  • You can buy a synthetic diamond of the same value of a naturally mined diamond at far less the price.
  • Inspect carefully before you pay. Lookout for weak prongs
  • Check for scratches and breakages
  • Though one may check for prestige names, it makes you pay more. You can get the same quality of jewelry without a brand name
  • Most females attach preferences to stone shapes. Know your brides preferred stone shape before you pay for that engagement ring.



Size Chart

Ring Size Chart:

United States & Canada UK, Europe & Australia CN/SG/JP HK Switzerland Circumference(mm)
4 H 7 9 46.8
4.5 I 8 10 48.1
5 0.5J 9 11 49.3
5.5 0.5K 10 12 50.6
6 0.5L 11 13 12.75 51.8
6.5 0.5M 13 14.5 14 53.1
7 0.5N 14 16 15.25 54.3
7.5 0.5O 15 17 16.5 55.6
8 0.5P 16 17.75 56.9
8.5 0.5Q 17 19 58.1
9 0.5R 18 20.5 59.4
9.5 0.5S 19 22 60.9
10 0.5T 20 23 52.2
10.5 0.5U 22 24 22.75 63.5
11 0.5V 23 25 64.7
11.5 0.5W 24 26 66
12 0.4X 25 27.75 27.5 67.2

 

*These charts are for reference only. Fit may vary depending on the construction, materials and designers.