everyday precious things
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It was on the day I moved to university that my parents gifted me with my pearl studs, something I wear
almost on the daily. Then came graduation from my Masters program and that’s when they gifted me with
such a simple, timeless ring. Both of these are momentous gifts that are everlasting in both style and
quality. So when Angara reached out to ask me to share a bit about my pieces and especially care tips, I
knew it was the right thing to do to go along with the project. Many of you ask about some of my simpler
jewels. So a few tips for you on how I take care of my everyday jewels.
Apply lotion, cosmetics, hairspray and lotions before putting on your jewelry. And when you’re undressing,
be sure to lightly wipe your jewels to rid any oil or sweat. Be sure to get jewels fixed immediately if they break.
Wear jewelry whilst completing housework or gardening as cleaning products can effect the metal. Avoid
swimming in pools or hot tubs that contain chlorine as well as any chemicals.
I use soft make-up brushes to rid any dust or dirt particles. Then pick up jewelry wipes to clean off the
metals as well as mild-detergent and water for diamonds. It’s important to clean your everyday jewelry
regularly as the metal and gemstones can dull.
I like to place my everyday jewels in a velvet-laced jewelry box like pictured above. This prevents any
tarnish or scratches. Always store pearls in soft velvet pouches.
Get jewelry professionally cleaned once a year and pearls should be restrung if you wear it often. Some
gemstones should not be exposed to extreme sunlight and/or temperature, so it’s important to know your pieces.