Basic tips by Talwar Jewellery House
Gold and Diamond Jewellery
To keep your jewellery dust-free, store it in a compartmentalized jewellery box. It is also essential to take special care of valuable items like diamonds and other precious stones.
Avoid contact with harsh chemicals, chlorine, hair sprays, perfumes and makeup.
Adorn jewellery only after having applied make-up and perfume as the residues can affect the shine and charm.
While travelling and storing your jewellery (sets, bangles), use proper fitted boxes. Improper handling might result in breakage and damage.
Check studded jewellery regularly, for the prongs holding the gemstones may have worn out which would allow the gemstones to loosen and fall off.
While cleaning the pieces and ensure that they are shining for longer, always use warm non-detergent based soapy water and wipe it dry with a soft cloth.
Take off your pearl rings before applying hand and body lotions. Wipe your pearls with a soft, lint-free cloth as soon as you take them off.
Keep pearls away from abrasive cleaners and cloths. They can wear away the nacre coating, leaving behind a plain looking bead.
Polki and Kundan Jewellery
Always keep jewellery away from any kind of direct or indirect heat. Heat can affect the back of the stone, which is not heat proof causing a change in color and shape
Avoid any kind of moisture and closed environments for a long period of time (e.g. bank lockers, jewellery boxes which are made of satin or leather cloth) as lack of air will cause an oxidizing process on gold & mostly on 24k kundan edge & its peripheries
Always keep two pieces of jewellery separate in individually zip locked bags (as per the size of the piece), followed by insertion in a plastic box with separate partitions for each piece. This will help create vacuum and block the entry of moisture thereby preventing corrosion and keeping the piece intact even in closed environments
As polki and kundan pieces are very prone to moisture, ensure they are always stored in a dry area
Do visit your jeweller at least once in a year to have your precious sets checked for any signs of wear
Avoid contact of any room spray or cologne or perfume or any spray items as it can cause tarnishing of gold in extreme cases
Avoid contact of the jewellery with any kind of heat in the form of light during display/storage or from close contact with electronic devices like hair dryers that generate heat
Don’t use any abrasive cleaners on your jewellery
Avoid moisture on the jewellery while storing the items in locker in satin or other material boxes
Do not wear jewellery while putting on makeup or styling your hair. Wear the jewellery at the end of getting dressed as the different chemicals present in makeup and hair sprays can affect your jewellery
Do not keep your jewellery in any closed environment like boxes or drawer or any other storage place for extended period of time. Allow some time to breathe occasionally