In fact, there are many details that must be paid attention to in the maintenance and cleaning of jewelry, such as: do not touch the jewelry with your hands often; do not spray perfume on the surface of the jewelry when you make-up; pearls should be soaked in water frequently to supplement the humidity; ultrasonic cleaning machines should not be used frequently. And regularly check whether the small drill is loose…etc. Here are nine precautions and maintenance methods that should be paid attention to when wearing jewelry correctly for consumers’ reference to avoid unintentional damage to jewelry:
1. Use toothpaste to clean jewelry? error! !
There is a saying in the jewelry circle: Use a toothbrush with toothpaste to brush the jewelry, and the usable jewelry looks as bright as new. Cleaning jewelry should be possible, but toothpaste is not ideal, because toothpaste contains fine high-hardness abrasive particles, these particles are very small but the hardness is as high as six or seven degrees (almost the same as crystal), so use toothpaste to clean jewelry It will damage the surface of gems with lower hardness than crystals, especially pearls, gold and karat gold surfaces; pearls are absolutely avoided. The most correct washing solution should be diluted neutral surfactants (such as salad off, baby shampoo).
2. Don’t touch often
Jewelry can be kept clean when worn on the body. It seems simple but not easy. Many people see the jewels beautifully and charmingly. They can’t help but touch the surface of the gemstone with their hands. Doing so will affect the luster and brightness of the gemstone.
The human body excretes sweat and oil on the surface of the skin from time to time. The hand is the easiest to touch the body part, so the oil on the skin often contaminates the surface of the hand. When touching the gem with the hand, the oil on the hand will easily stay on the gem. Above, and affect the luster and brightness of the gem. In particular, diamonds are lipophilic gems, and the surface is easily stained with oil, which greatly affects the luster. But jadeite white jade belongs to the aggregate structure, and touching it often makes the jade more moist and lovely.
3. Tap water damages pearl luster
Some people want to clean and maintain their pearls after wearing them a few times. They don’t know that a short cleaning with tap water will have little effect on the jewelry, but if they are used to soak the pearls, it is absolutely necessary. Because the tap water has a fixed content of chlorine (c1), it will damage the luster of the pearl surface. In fact, mineral water should be the most ideal for washing pearls.
In addition, after wearing the pearl, it must be washed and maintained before sending it to the safe deposit box of the bank to prevent the pearl from discoloring due to the accumulation of dirt for too long in the future. However, the bank safe deposit boxes for storing cash and documents are relatively low in relative humidity, and their storage conditions are not suitable for pearls and other tidal gems, such as pearls, proteins, etc., so they must be taken out at regular intervals and soaked in water. Maintain and replenish humidity.
4. Take it off at the right time, it is maintenance
The correct wearing of jewelry should be changed or taken off diligently depending on the person, event, time, place, and object, but for busy modern people, there may be no way. But at least it is best to remove it when washing your hands, because some soaps contain different levels of alkaline substances, and the accumulation of time may cause a kind of damage to the weaker gems, and the soap in the soap is easy to get stuck in the ring. In the small seams, it greatly affects the luster and brightness of the gem. In addition, bathing, doing housework, swimming, etc. are also prone to collision and injury to gems.
5. Use the ultrasonic washing machine carefully
Ultrasonic washing machine does have a good washing effect on jewellery of karat gold gemstones and jewellery with karat gold cleaning function, especially it can clean the greasy dust in the crevices of gems that cannot be brushed by the brush. However, the ultrasonic cleaning machine is not suitable for all gems, such as emeralds, pearls… and other special structure gems. The structure will be destroyed during ultrasonic cleaning, so it should be absolutely avoided. In addition, although the ultrasonic cleaning machine has a good cleaning effect, it should not be used often because it is easy to use. If it is used too frequently, it will easily make the small diamond unable to withstand multiple shocks and loose or even fall.
6. Pay attention to acid and alkaline substances
Some substances that we come into contact with in our daily life or food contain different concentrations of acid or alkali, and these different concentrations of acid and alkali chemicals may damage gems, especially pearls; or other organic gems. The use of daily cosmetics should avoid contamination with jewelry.
When dressing on weekdays, make up and spray perfume before wearing jewelry to avoid high-concentration cosmetics or perfume directly contacting the surface of jewelry. If you need to add perfume, you should also avoid spraying perfume directly on the surface of jewelry.
7. Pay attention to the order of wearing jewelry
When wearing prong-set jewelry or rings, avoid getting hooked on clothes or purses. In case of getting hooked on clothes, it will not cause the main stone to fall off immediately. Generally speaking, the order of wearing jewelry is to wear the jewelry after the clothes are worn. Imagine wearing a claw-set solitaire diamond ring on your hand, then dressing and wearing stockings. Is it dangerous for clothing, stockings and gems?
There are many ways to inlay jewelry. The safest way to not hook clothes is bezel setting, but bezel setting wraps the entire waistline so that light cannot enter. Moreover, because the k gold part is used more, it is visual The effect is not as attractive as the prong setting, so the most popular in the jewelry market is still the prong setting, but you need to pay attention to the order of wearing.
8. The magical effect of a small jewelry bag
You may have heard that some people took off their jewelry and put them on the sink for washing their hands, accidentally fell on the ground and injured them, or slipped into the drain; or forgot to have incidents on the sink. In fact, this is not a new thing, but this The crisis is avoidable.
When you buy jewelry, the jewelry store will give you a small jewelry box, put the jewelry in it, so that the jewelry looks beautiful and beautiful. It is a pity that many people put the jewelry box in a drawer at home after taking out the jewelry. In fact, this small jewelry box has its own magical functions. It is small and does not take up space. It can be carried with you. When you go out to wash your hands, you can remove the ring and put it in the jewelry box. If you develop this habit, it can be greatly improved. Reduce the chance of losing the jewelry ring. So don’t be too troublesome and bring a small ring box with you!
9. Regularly inspect the jewelry carefully
Busy modern consumers tend to take off the jewellery after returning home, put it in the jewellery box, and then take it out and wear it when you want to use it next time. The jewellery is recycled like this. Maybe you rarely spend your energy to examine it. Spending more time to take care of your jewelry can greatly reduce the crisis, such as whether the small diamonds in the jewelry are stable and not loose? Are the pearl necklaces firmly tied? Is the elasticity of the clip-on earrings reduced? Or the screw connection is not good… and many more.