With gold being one of the most precious metals in existence, and at the price that it is demanding these days, it is more important than ever to take good care of your gold jewelry. There are any number of ways of going about this, but some are more recommended than others.
Whether it's one or two pieces or an entire jewelry box in which gold is the dominant resident, you want your treasured pieces to last as long as possible. That means regular and proper maintenance are key. Gold jewelry should last for years and years.
Storing Your Jewelry Properly
Pieces should be stored separately – less scratching and tangling will occur.
A soft cloth should be wrapped around each piece – every piece should be individually wrapped for protection.
Pick out a nice jewelry box – there are numerous options but whichever box you pick should be fabric lined, dry, and clean.
How to Clean Your Gold Jewelry
Here are some easy to execute tips on cleaning your gold jewelry:
Polishing cloths – don't use tissues or paper towel. Use an actual jewelry polishing cloth.
The key to a thorough cleaning is soaking – a good three-hour soak is not unheard of.
A good time to check for loose stones or other damage would be during the cleaning process.
Wear Your Gold Jewelry Appropriately
Some people just don't care how they wear their jewelry. That kind of neglect and abuse will wreak havoc on your fine treasures. Practice good wearing habits and your gold jewelry will last longer. Here are some final tips:
As a rule, it's a good idea to have your gold jewelry thoroughly and professionally cleaned about once annually. That is, of course, in addition to your daily care. Loose prongs should be checked so that no stones are lost. Even having this done every six months is not outrageous by any means.
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