Why Jewellery Care Matters
Jewellery care goes hand in hand with owning gorgeous custom made Jewellery. With a deep level of sentimentality attached to your Jewellery, there’s no doubt you’ll want it to last throughout the years. That means giving it the special care and attention it needs to ensure the beauty and shine is retained, and it remains in pristine condition.
Being especially custom made, there’s nothing else like your piece of Jewellery. It’s unique and individual just like you. You’ll have an eye to eventually handing it down to your loved ones, and hope that it will continue to be handed down the family line and cherished for generations to come.
What would you do if something happened to it through lack of care? That would be heart breaking.
It’s why caring for your Jewellery really matters, but how do you properly care for Jewellery?
Be Careful What You’re Doing When You’re Wearing Jewellery
You wear your Jewellery with pride and show it off to the world, and so you should. It shows that you’re a person of taste, refinement, and class.
You’ll be surprised how easy it is to forget you’re wearing your Jewellery when you go about your day-to-day life. The next thing you know, you’re washing the dishes with your beautiful rings on, you’re at the gym or local pool with your gorgeous necklace on, you’re working in the garden with your stunning bracelet on.
It would be a tragedy to damage your Jewellery while you were busy engaged in some type of activity. Prevention is better than cure. The best way to care for your Jewellery in these circumstances, is to remove it and keep it safe.
To protect it from damage, never wear your Jewellery:
- In the bath or shower to avoid contacts with soaps and chemicals
- In a pool to avoid loss or damage, or discolouration from chlorine exposure
- When doing physical activities to avoid breakage or loss
- When applying perfume or hairspray as it jeopardises the integrity of the materials
- When applying make-up creams to avoid residue dulling the shine
This may mean creating a new habit of taking your Jewellery off before doing any activities that might damage, or even worse, cause it to fall off and become lost without you even knowing.
Be Careful Where You Take Your Jewellery Off
One woman was walking along the beach with her partner on a moonlit night. She took her new ring off to show her partner, and accidentally dropped it in the sand. With a look of absolute horror, she cried out. It had sunk into the sand, somewhere.
Her partner spent a lot of time sifting through the sand in the dark with his fingers and eventually scooped it up, to her relief.
The lesson she learnt was to be very careful where you take your Jewellery off. In her case, the safest way was to keep it on her finger.
If you’re going to be doing an activity that may risk the safety or integrity of your Jewellery, the best option is to remove it safely in your home and place it in dedicated storage.
Safe And Sound Storage For Your Jewellery
The best Jewellery care includes having safe storage for when you’re not wearing it. A beautiful piece of custom made Jewellery deserves a beautiful home. It’s worth investing in a purpose made Jewellery box lined with soft, tarnish resistant material.
Ideally, it requires a box with several individual pouches within it to separate each item of Jewellery. In this way, you can avoid them getting tangled, scratched or broken.
The best place for your Jewellery box is in your bedroom or in a safe.
Always keep the Jewellery box away from:
- Moist areas
- Areas where there are chemicals
In this way, you’re ensuring the greatest protection when you’re not wearing it.
Travelling With Jewellery
There will be times when you’re travelling with your Jewellery. There are specific Jewellery care tips you may not have thought of when travelling.
- Make a list of the Jewellery you’re taking with you
- Ensure that it’s insured when you travel
- If you’re not planning on wearing it on the plane, store it in your carry-on luggage in a designated Jewellery box. Never store it in luggage that you can’t keep with you
- Thread earrings carefully through a pair of large buttons when not wearing them. By themselves, earrings can easily be lost if not packed correctly
By taking special care of your gorgeous Jewellery, you’ll preserve it, and experience the utmost joy out of wearing it for years to come.
Franco Jewellers Are Trusted For Repairing Jewellery
Should your Jewellery ever become damaged, you can rely on Franco Jewellers to repair it and restore it to new, wherever possible. They will assess what is required and advise you on the cost of repairing your stunning piece.
In the event it can’t be repaired, Franco is a supplier to many insurance companies and can work with you and your insurance company to make the process of replacing your Jewellery as simple as possible.
They will turn a difficult time into something that’s a little easier and less stressful for you.
Franco will also teach you important ways to care for your Jewellery.
Whether it’s having a beautiful piece of Jewellery custom made for you, or Jewellery repair, you’re in the best of hands with Franco Jewellers.
For your one-on-one appointment, contact the caring, friendly Franco team today.