Wearing your jewelry while washing your hands may damage them. They may lose their glimmer and it’s important that you wash the germs underneath them as well.
Clean your jewels with warm water and dish solution to retain their shine and keep them germ-free. As a best practice, do this once every week. Sanitizers can be used only to clean hard gemstones or solid golds.
Jewels with softer stones like pearls, amber, turquoise, topaz, moonstone, calcite, opal, ruby, tourmaline and emerald can lose their glimmer if cleaned with water. So, use a soft cloth and gently clean the surface to preserve its beauty and keep it clean.
Proper jewelry storage is often overlooked. Jewelry should never be tossed into a drawer or on top of a dresser − that’s asking for scratches and damaged gems. Most jewelry pieces come in a box or pouch from the store, which is a perfect place to keep them.
Gemstones are precious and may get damaged if they encounter direct sunlight or heat. Keep them away from direct exposure as much as possible.
Try not to expose your jewelry to everyday chemicals such as hair products, cosmetics, perfumes as they are likely to damage them. Keep them away from vinegar, lemon and acidic foods as well. Perfumes can cause considerable damage to your jewels.
The surface of the pearls you wear can easily get scratched if not cleaned with care. So, clean them using a soft cloth to keep them germ and scratch free!