Properly caring for your jewelry will help maintain its beauty for decades to come. Regardless of the type of jewelry, you should have the piece professionally cleaned and inspected every six months. Some jewelers provide this service to customers for free. Between professional cleanings, you should clean your jewelry on your own periodically to preserve its shine. Most pieces can be cleaned with a soft brush and soap and water. For diamond jewelry, use a diamond-cleaning kit. If you have silver jewelry, you should polish it regularly with silver polish to remove tarnish. Avoid wearing your jewelry when exercising or performing household chores. Also, do not expose your jewelry to any harsh chemicals, such as chlorine or cleaning products. When you store your jewelry, keep it away from other pieces to prevent scratching. A soft pouch or small box is ideal for jewelry storage.
For gold and platinum jewelry, here are some tips:
1, Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasives.
2, Don’t wear rings, bracelets and other jewelry while working with power tools or playing certain sports.
3, Store each piece separately in a soft cloth pouch or in the separate compartments of a jewelry case.
4, Check regularly that gem settings are secure. If not, ask a professional jeweler to re-set them.