There are a few simple recommendations that will help preserve the beauty of jewelry and avoid the need for thorough cleaning:
Store items are not just in the box or on special holders, but in soft pouches, and each piece of jewelry separately. This is done in order to avoid mechanical damage;
Store in dry and dark places;
For silver do not use jewelry holders, since contact with the air provokes a darkening of the metal;
Take off jewelry at home. Cleaning, washing dishes, sleeping in jewelry badly affects their appearance - the metal is oxidized, and the stones can be damaged;
Wipe the silver products with a soft cloth (microfiber, flannel), and do it often enough, perform a thorough cleaning once a month.
It is also worth remembering that in the design of jewelry often used stones and gilding. To keep the jewelry permanently in its original form, you need to care not only for the metal, but also for the rest of its components.
Care for silver products
Despite the fact that silver is subject to rapid corrosion, it is quite easy to clean it. Even products with complex weaving and texture (chains, earrings, for example) can easily be cleaned of plaque with the help of several substances.
Specialized jewelry cosmetics are compositions designed just for cleaning products from silver. You can find them in shops.
Soap water and ammonia. First, the jewelry should be washed in warm soapy water, after that it should be wiped with a dense but soft cloth soaked in a solution of ammonia (1 part of alcohol in 10 parts of water). Then rinse the product in plain water and dry. Note that ammonia cannot be used for jewelry with artificial blackening.
These are the two most common and safe ways of cleaning silver jewelry. There are others (soda, hydrogen peroxide), but it is not recommended to use them, because they can darken the products, and to get them shiny, it will take a lot of time and effort.
Cleaning jewelry with stones and pearls
Special products are suitable for both silver of different samples, and for products with stones. Special tools also clean the surface of the stones, carefully removing the contamination. Jewelry cosmetics are produced for metals of different samples, so make sure that it matches the one indicated on your jewelry before purchasing.
Separately it is worth noting the purge of silver with pearls. You can restore the brilliance of pearls by wiping it with potato starch, and to purify the entire product, you must use specially designed tools for this.
In general, care of jewelry is quite simple, but in the case of a combination of several materials, it is always better to entrust this matter to professionals. Jewelers recommend once a year to give away jewelry for professional cleaning and not particularly trust the people's means.
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