Jewelry Maintenance Tips

Jewelry By Eric examining a piece of jewelry.

Everyone knows that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Just like you have to maintain relationships to keep them strong, proper jewelry maintenance is vital for girls and diamonds to stay best friends for life.  These are some great guidelines from Jewelry by Eric that all jewelry owners should know about jewelry maintenance:


Beat the Heat: Let your skin get a summer tan, not your jewels. Do you know that if opals are exposed to excessive heat they can turn white or brown? Also they can develop tiny cracks and/or lose their play-of-color. Heat affects gems too, because it can cause gems to lose their natural moisture that keep them beautiful.


Avoid Chemicals: Make sure to keep chemicals away from your precious metals like gold, silver and platinum. Chemicals damage or discolor these metals. Even products like hairspray, lotion, and perfume cause permanent damage to the surface of your pearls and gems like emerald.


Safe Cleaning Methods: Be careful when you’re cleaning your jewels. Soft gems can scratch very easily. If you’re cleaning pearls, use a brand new makeup brush and soapy warm water to clean them. Always make sure you’re using a light touch when applying pressure to your jewels.


Store Jewels Properly: Often jewels are sold in a box or pouch, and either is a great way to store your jewelry. Jewelry boxes that have individual padded slots for rings and posts for hanging necklaces & bracelets are perfect.


Have It Professionally Cleaned: Jewelry by Eric offers cleaning and polishing for your jewels. As a grand master jeweler with over 30 years of experience, Jewelry by Eric will make sure your jewels are in the best condition possible.


Using these tips will ensure that your jewelry and you are bffs and shine bright like diamonds in the sky all the time.


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