Many factors can influence the wear and tear of jewellery. You should take the same care of your jewellery as you would your favourite piece of clothing or shoe. Here are some important tips to help you keep your jewellery looking its best so that you can enjoy wearing it for years.

How should I take care of my jewellery?

Always store your jewellery pieces individually, preferably in your Haya Lutfullah  box and pouch so that they don’t rub together, scratch or tangle.  Also remember to keep your chains fastened so they don’t become tangled.
Take care to avoid extreme humidity or heat as this may cause tarnishing. Your gold and/or silver plated jewellery should be kept in a dark, cool and dry place. With time and wear, base metals and sterling silver will naturally become oxidised and eventually tarnish. Storing jewellery in a sealed plastic bag or airtight box when it is not being worn will keep out the air that causes oxidation.

How should I clean my jewellery?

Clean your jewellery carefully with a soft, non-abrasive and lint-free cloth; this helps maintain or bring back its shine. If necessary, you can use a mild washing up liquid with warm water and a soft toothbrush, then rinse with clean water and pat dry with a soft cloth.

What should I keep away from my jewellery?

Always remember that your jewellery should be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off when dressing.
Your jewellery is particularly susceptible to damage from the effects of chemicals present in perfume, hairspray, make-up, nail polish remover, body oils, sun tan lotion and deodorant. Wipe your jewellery with a soft, non-abrasive cloth after every wear.
Do not keep jewellery in direct sunlight as prolonged exposure to sunlight.

What can erode or dull my jewellery?

Do not swim or shower while wearing gold-plated or silver jewellery, and remove rings when washing your hands. Chlorine, salt water and fresh water can damage metals by dulling or eroding them. Gold and silver are particularly susceptible to damage from chlorine, which can permanently damage or discolour them. Soapy water when bathing and showering can also leave a thin film, which makes the metal seem dull.

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