There are many benefits to taking proper care of your gold jewellery. Taking the time to look after your piercings and jewellery will make them stay looking perfect and last the test of time. Here at Nemesis, we’ve put together a list to teach you how to keep the longevity of your jewellery.
HOW TO STORE YOUR GOLD JEWELLERY
Ideally, you should store each piece in its own box or compartment which we will provide. Try to avoid keeping several pieces of jewellery together as you’ll run the risk of them coming into close contact and becoming scratched.
If any of your jewellery doesn’t have its own case, we recommend using a fabric-lined box that’s clean and in good condition.
To keep your gold jewellery in the best condition, you have to make sure it’s stored somewhere dry and out of direct sunlight and ideally in a place that won’t get too hot or cold. All our jewellery comes in an eco-friendly box which is ideal for storage.
HOW TO CLEAN GOLD JEWELLERY
For taking good care of your gold jewellery, there are several safe and simple methods you can use. One of the most important things to remember is not to put too much pressure on the jewellery and not to use abrasive materials when cleaning them as using harsh materials could easily lead to scratching or damaging. Use a little water if you need to clean your jewellery from time to time and if something requires a little extra to get it clean, you could try using a delicate soap. But remember to only ever use soft and gentle materials when you do so.
TAKING CARE WHILE WEARING GOLD JEWELLERY
You should always put your jewellery on last when getting dressed and make sure you put on aftershave, perfume, hair products or make-up beforehand, as they can all damage your jewellery.
It’s best taking off your jewellery before a bath or shower, as you don’t want to submerge it in water or expose it to products like shower gel and shampoo.
How To Care For Titanium Jewellery
Titanium is an incredible material for jewellery because it is light weight, ultra-comfortable, and hypoallergenic. Furthermore, Titanium is non-reactive, meaning it does not create a tarnished surface.
The surface of Titanium is naturally gray and shiny which after a lot wear can become dulled with residue build-up, especially if it has come into contact with sweat, oils, or beauty products like hairspray, lotion, perfumes, etc. Therefore, it is advisable to put it on after you’ve done your hair and makeup and take it off when you get home first thing.
Cleaning your Titanium jewellery is recommended for hygienic reasons as well as to remove any build up and return its shiny surface. Please note: if your Titanium jewellery also has gemstones, it is not advised to submerge the pieces into water or to soak them.
Caring For Gemstones
To maintain the beauty of your gem-studded jewellery, you have to treat them with care. Here is a quick guide about how to care for your gemstones and maintain their beauty.
How to Clean Your Gemstones?
It goes without saying that all precious and semi-precious stones must be cleaned frequently and most stones respond well to mild detergent and warm water. Scrub them using a soft brush, preferably a baby brush with soft bristles. Avoid scrubbing too hard or else you may end up scratching the stone. Rinse the stone and dry it gently with the help of a soft, lint-free cloth. Always rinse your gem-studded jewellery in a bowl of water. Sometimes the stones on a piece of jewellery become loose in their settings. Rinsing them in a sink or wash basin poses a risk of losing such gems.
Keep Your Gemstones Away From Chemicals, Sunlight and Direct Heat.
Chemicals can be very harmful to your gemstone jewellery, even things you use every day can damage them such as perfumes, hairsprays, cosmetics, lotions, etc. because they all contain chemicals in different amounts.
Make sure that you remove your jewellery before swimming as chlorinated water is damaging to them.
Keep gemstone jewellery away from any household item containing bleach, chlorine, and other strong oxidisers.
Heat and light can impact a precious stone’s colour and durability. Sudden temperature changes and extreme heat can cause a fracture in some gemstones. So, always take care to keep your gemstones away from sunlight and heat.
The Don’ts of Caring for Gemstones
There are some things that you must avoid doing in order to maintain the beauty of your gemstones. These include the following:
When travelling, do not carry your gemstones in a single box or pouch. Always carry them in separate cases, wrapped if possible.
Do not wear your gemstone jewellery while gardening.
Make sure that you don’t just throw your gemstone jewellery on top of your dresser or in a drawer. It is possible that these precious stones get scratches when you keep them carelessly in such places.
Information Regarding Allergies
Titanium is a natural element which is as light as aluminum, as strong as steel, and is the most hypoallergenic element known to man making it the ideal metal for jewelry. Titanium is completely hypoallergenic. All our jewellery has been certified, proof of which can be provided on request.
Allergies to gold are extremely rare, so the higher the gold content, the less likely you are to be allergic to the gold alloy. Gold that is 14k, 18kt, or higher will contain enough gold to make allergic reactions highly unlikely.
Karat is a measure of the purity of gold. To avoid any potential allergies, opt for 14k Gold or higher, which is purer and less likely to trigger a reaction.