We believe the unique set of dents and scratches that your gold and platinum jewellery will inevitably pick up as you wear it adds character. These marks tell the story of adventures with your 7879 pieces. On top of this, it’s also comforting to know that any superficial damage won’t affect your investment's value.
However, we also understand that you’ll want to avoid damage that truly impacts the look and lustre of your gold rings, bracelets or necklaces. This is where cleaning jewellery can be beneficial. Simple preventive measures can help you keep your jewellery looking as fresh as possible and prevent it from showing signs of premature ageing.
With that in mind, here are some tips for wearing, cleaning, and storing your 7879 jewellery in such a way as to keep your gold and platinum looking their absolute best.
Wear with care
The good news: there are a few very simple steps that you can take to make sure you keep your gold and platinum jewellery both looking great and requiring less cleaning.
The reassuring news here is that pure gold does not tarnish, nor does it react negatively with other substances - meaning that it’s perfectly safe to wear your 7879 gold jewellery around commonly encountered chemicals, such as chlorine. This means you can safely wear your pure gold jewellery around any cosmetics, cleaning products, lotions, or potions that you might come into contact with throughout your day-to-day life.
The very same notion also applies to platinum, which is one of the most durable precious metals in the world. Platinum won’t wear down over time and like t gold any marks can be buffed out to look as good as new with the help of a quick visit to a jeweller. Pure platinum and gold are also the best choice for those with sensitive skin, as its purity won’t allow for irritation or allergies to the wearer.
Knowing some quite simple jewellery care techniques could be all that you need to ensure that your pieces stand the test of time. It’s all about how you wear it, as well as choosing when not to wear it.
You’ve invested in some 7879 24k gold or pure platinum jewellery, but with this heightened purity comes some pitfalls.
One of the most important things to remember is that your jewellery is softer than cheaper alloys. The closer your jewellery is to 24 karat gold or pure platinum, the more delicate it will be. This makes it more susceptible to nicks and scratches, but these can be easily avoided by removing the jewellery at particular times.
With this in mind, you should avoid wearing your 7879 jewellery while engaging in activities that are likely to lead to excessive scratching or denting. You can easily do this by removing it before taking part in sports, housework, or physically demanding labour. The excessive sweat created during some of these activities can also be detrimental to your jewellery, so it could also be a good idea to wash and dry your hands and skin before redonning your pieces.
Put your pieces on rotation
Another factor which can play a part in jewellery deterioration is how frequently you wear it. So as tempting as it may be to wear your favourite 7879 jewellery every day, you must establish a rotation between several pieces.
This allows you to give your favourites a break and allows you to show a bit of love to some of your other lesser-worn pieces. The time off will be much appreciated by your 7879 gold or platinum materials, which will be ready to shine for you once more when you pull them out to wear them again.
Wipe after wearing
The best way to clean jewellery on a daily basis is simply to remove contaminants after each wearing. Even if you’ve been careful in avoiding everything we’ve discussed so far, it’s still always a good idea to wipe your gold or platinum jewellery after wearing it. This quick and simple process can very quickly become a part of your daily routine, and will do wonders for the precious materials in your piece.
The best way to do this is with a soft, lint-free cloth as soon as you take the piece off. This process will help remove any sweat, skin oils, or cosmetics that might have transferred from your skin during wear, leaving your jewellery pristine and glistening until your next date with it.
Avoid physical activity
24-karat gold is a pure, malleable metal, and as a result it can scratch and dent easily. To avoid this, it’s best to take off your jewellery before participating in any physical activity.
With this in mind, it’s always wise to remove your jewellery before engaging in activities such as going to the gym, playing sports, going for a run, or cleaning the house. Not only is there a danger of your jewellery getting scratched or dented, your jewellery could also get snagged on something and pull off. Your 7879 jewellery is a precious asset, so it's best to keep your 24-karat gold and pure platinum away from any activities that could lead to it getting damaged.
One of the big benefits of buying 7879 24 karat gold and pure platinum jewellery is that the metals are unreactive and don’t corrode easily (it’s also the reason they’re hypoallergenic). Given that you’ve opted to purchase a product of higher quality, it’s even more important that you know the process of cleaning gold and platinum jewellery.
As you wear your jewellery, the metal is exposed to skin oils, cosmetics, sweat, dirt, and other substances which can remove the shiny lustre of the piece. To help keep it looking great for longer, you should give your jewellery regular cleaning. The following method best explains how to clean gold jewellery:
- Mix a cleaning solution consisting of 10 parts warm water and two parts dish soap
- Soak your jewellery, allowing your piece to sit in the solution for one to two hours (this is plenty of time for the solution to break down the oils and dirt)
- Gently brush your piece by taking a soft-bristled brush, very gently scrubbing the jewellery to remove dirt
- Rinse and dry by washing off the soap under clean water and blotting dry with a cloth
- Polish after cleaning by using a gold and platinum polish to bring out the lustre (this is optional, but be sure to use a fabric cloth rather than paper towels in order to avoid scratches)
Jewellery care instructions are a list of both dos and don’ts. Almost as important as the method of cleaning your gold jewellery is knowing the things to avoid while you clean it. Things to avoid as you clean your jewellery include:
- Using abrasives, such as tools or fluids which will cause unnecessary rubbing or scratches
- Bleach, which can damage gold and platinum and cause permanent discolouration
- Over cleaning, as cleaning when not necessary can lead to your jewellery losing its definition and shape
- Further damage, because if your jewellery is already damaged, the process of cleaning can make the problem even worse
Are you not planning to wear your gold or platinum jewellery for a while? Be sure to store it in conditions that will best retain its lustre. This additional jewellery care will further guarantee that your treasured pieces stand the test of time for many years to come.
The best place for your 7879 jewellery to live is inside a dry, clean jewellery box which is lined with fabric. The added layer of fabric will ensure that the piece does not come into contact with the box itself, preventing damage to both the jewellery and the box.
If you’re storing more than one piece in a single box, you should ideally wrap each piece in a separate clean, dry cloth within the container. This will help in preventing the pieces from scratching each other, and will also make sure that there’s no frustrating tangling of chains.