July 28th, 2020
July 28th, 2020
The last few months in both my personal and professional life have been slightly chaotic and overwhelming, hence my silence on the Lambert Jewelers blog. BUT, I’m BACK with a lighthearted message that I hope is also practical. Many people might have extra time on their hands from working at home over the last few months so that might mean extra time to care for and sort your jewelry! That being said, I wanted to share some jewelry care tips that will keep your jewelry looking sparkly and new for years to come!
You bought your jewelry so you could wear it & show it off & enjoy it so don’t leave it locked up in a jewelry box, wear it! For Sterling Silver jewelry in particular, wearing it can actually lead to less tarnishing over time compared to leaving it sit in a jewelry box! You buy a car so you can see fun places with it and make memories but eventually it’ll need maintenance. Your jewelry is the same way! Wear it but eventually it’ll need maintenance.
Sterling Silver is more often than not mixed with other metals such as copper because pure Silver is too soft for jewelry. That being said, it will tarnish over time but there are some things you can do to slow the tarnishing process!
Nothing is more precious than a diamond ring so follow these care tips to make it last a lifetime!
White Gold, Rose Gold and Yellow Gold are the 3 main gold types and each require a different level of care.
I still consider myself a newbie in the jewelry world but earrings and watches are DEFINITELY the most disgusting things that I’ve had to clean. And don’t worry, my earrings get gross too if I don’t take them out regularly (which I don’t) so it’s not you, it just happens. Take your earrings and watches off every once in a while and take a look at them. Our gold or silver jewelry cleaner can be used for earrings as well. Watches are harder to do at home but we’d be happy to clean and polish the inside and back cover of your watches!
There are several gemstones that are much softer than diamonds and should be treated with extra care including Emerald, onyx, pearls, opal, tanzanite, lapis lazuli and turquoise. We won’t put these gemstones in our ultrasonic cleaner because the heat and vibrations is likely to cause damage. Gently washing with soapy water is the best option for softer gemstones.
I hope this blog post helps you maintain gorgeous jewelry for years to come and if you run into any problems, we are here to help with our in-house goldsmith and awesome ultra-sonic cleaning machine!
Written by Carly Lambert
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