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?
How should I clean my jewellery?
What should I keep away from my jewellery?
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.