When you wear a piece of jewelry often, you may eventually need to take it in to our Grand Rapids, MI jewelers to repair loose prongs, broken chains, and other types of damage.
Even well-crafted jewelry requires routine maintenance and care to preserve it for future wear. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to keep your jewelry in excellent condition for years.
Benefits Of Jewelry Care Education
Read through our Jewelry Care Education guide to learn how to care for diamond engagement rings, bracelets, earrings, and other types of jewelry. The more you know about proper jewelry care, the more likely you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite jewelry pieces for years to come. We hope to empower our customers so they’re able to provide the proper .
How to Care for Your Jewelry
- Store jewelry in a safe place.
- Keep jewelry out of direct sunlight.
- Keep jewelry at room temperature.
- Don’t use chemicals on jewelry.
- Know if gemstones have been treated.
Store Jewelry in a Safe Place
Store yourin a safe place that is kept at room temperature and out of direct sunlight. Prolonged exposure to light and heat affects gemstones in different ways. For example, sunlight bleaches pearls, darkens amber, and fades amethysts. We recommend keeping your jewelry pieces in a safe place so they’ll last for years to come.
Keep Jewelry Away from Chemicals
Always remove your jewelry before swimming in a chlorinated swimming pool. Many gemstones and precious metals are sensitive to everyday chemicals found in chlorinated pools, cleaning supplies, lotion, perfume, and even hairspray. Certain gemstones (such as turquoise) are also porous, which means chemicals are able to seep into the stone through microscopic holes.
Our Grand Rapids, MI jewelers often treat gemstones to improve clarity and color. If your gemstone jewelry has been treated, you’ll want to avoid DIY cleaning treatments that use solvents and heat. Also, be wary of ultrasonic and steam cleaners. If your jewelry needs to be cleaned, don’t hesitate to request an appointment with our premier jewelry store in Grand Rapids, MI.
To learn more about our jewelry repair and maintenance services, call Paul Medawar Fine Jewelry at (616) 363-4902.