The new year can be a great time to start something new, set goals and make plans. But sometimes we set goals that are unachievable and make life harder for ourselves when we don't achieve them. A gentler, slower approach is a kinder way to start afresh and one way I love to start the new year with is by having a look through my wardrobe and seeing what might need a bit of a refresh or even a repair - there's something so simple and satisfying about deep soaking your whites and getting them back to their best or sewing on a missing button that's been stopping you from wearing an item.
The same approach can be applied to your jewellery - maybe some of the pieces are looking a little dull or are in need of a repair. With that in mind, I have put together a guide on how to to keep your jewellery looking shiny and new for as long as possible.
CLEANING STERLING SILVER JEWELLERY
Sterling silver jewellery can tarnish (this can appear as dark or black marks) when not worn. Tarnish marks can easily be removed with a jewellery polishing cloth - a purchase that is well worth it! You can also avoid tarnish by storing silver jewellery away from air (for example: in a zip lock bag).
CLEANING GOLD FILL JEWELLERY
Our gold fill jewellery might have a dainty and delicate appearance, but it is very durable and mostly tarnish resistant. It can be polished up with a microfibre cloth and washed gently in soapy water, to remove any build up of creams etc (a toothbrush can come in very handy for getting into small spaces).
PREVENTING TARNISH AND LOSS OF SHINE
- Apply beauty products and perfume before you put your jewellery on
- Remove jewellery before swimming in the sea or pool
- Store jewellery away from heat, sunlight and air
- Store individual pieces separately, to avoid tangling and scratches
- Store in a zip lock bag
We want you to be able to to enjoy and wear your A Box For My Treasure jewellery for as long as possible, so if you need a piece of jewellery that you purchased from us repaired, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org