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Jewellery Care

Basic Jewellery Care

At Battu Laal Prayag Narayan our fine jewellery is crafted to last a lifetime, however with normal wear proper care is required to keep it looking good. As a result we've created this Basic Jewellery Care Guide to direct you in the proper care of your jewellery. We hope that you'll find these guidelines helpful and if you have any further questions don't hesitate to contact us via email on customercare@battulaaljewels.com or call us at +917088669966

 

Wearing Jewellery

Jewellery is worn by millions of people every day, but few recognize how they can preserve their treasures by using some simple advanced planning and thought. Here are some basic guidelines to consider when wearing jewellery:

 

Remove Jewellery During Tasks – When performing manual tasks, remove your jewellery to prevent physical damage or exposure to chemicals or cleaning fluids. Some tasks that should be avoided when wearing jewellery include kitchen work, gardening, cleaning the house and other common tasks.

 

Put jewellery On After Applying Makeup – Cosmetics, hairspray, perfumes and lotion can contain chemicals that can often damage jewellery. Putting jewellery on after applying these materials will limit exposure to jewellery and any potential damage.

 

Don't Wear jewellery In Swimming Pools and Spas – Chlorinated water can react with the metals found in jewellery causing colour changes and even structural damage. As a result it's a good idea to remove jewellery before entering the pool or spa.

 

Cleaning Jewellery

For those that wear jewellery regularly, keeping their jewellery clean and looking good requires regular effort. Here are some  general  guidelines that may help:

 

Remove Your Jewellery Before Bathing

Remove all jewellery before showering or cleaning. Soap can cause a film to form, making it appear dull and dingy. By preventing the formation of this film you immediately reduce the occasions of servicing.

 

Use Jewellery Polishing Cloths for Best Results

Polish silver or gold with a jewellery polishing cloth for best results. You can use a svelte or an old diaper, but the professional cloths are the best. Use of tissue or paper towels can cause scratches because of fibers in these products.

 

Clean Your Jewellery With Care

Cleaning your own jewellery regularly can keep it looking good, but be careful. You can either purchase commercial cleaners from a jeweller or make a cleaning a solution yourself. Rubbing alcohol can work wonders, but bleach can literally destroy jewellery so avoid it at all costs.

 

Use Warm Water to Clean Jewellery

Using warm water is the best bet when cleaning your own jewellery. How water can cause reaction with the cleaning fluids resulting in discoloration and Sterling Silver is especially susceptible to this problem. Should this occur, this problem can be remedied by buffing and the application of a tarnish remover.

 

Avoid Cleaning Damaged Jewellery

Never clean any jewellery that is damaged, cracked or broken, since the additional handling is likely to exacerbate or worsen the problem. If you find that a piece of jewellery is damaged, it should be set aside for repair as soon as possible.

 

Inspect Your Jewellery Regularly

Just like anything else, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. When having your jewellery professionally cleaned, it's a good idea to have each item checked and inspected for any possible problems. Addressing signs of damage, or loose gemstones will prevent any further damage or loss and keep all of your pieces in excellent shape for years.

 

Look for Reviews and Referrals

When deciding on a jeweller to perform your jewellery repairs, look for reviews of their work and ask for referrals when appropriate. Furthermore, taking a few moments to ask questions of the jeweller is a wise investment that should pay off with a good jewellery repair experience.

Inspect Your Jewellery at Pickup

When picking up your jewellery, it's important to thoroughly inspect the work performed. Before accepting the piece of jewellery, first make sure that it is the correct item. Next, make sure that the repair was performed as requested. Lastly, ensure that the entire piece was cleaned and polished. After all, this should be the expectation of every professional jeweller that performs jewellery repair.

 

Storing Jewellery

Anyone that has a collection of jewellery can appreciate how difficult it can often be to keep it organized. To improve the enjoyment of your jewellery, we've assembled these suggestions that should keep your jewellery organized and orderly:

 

Keep Your Jewellery Secure

Store your jewellery in a container and prevent pieces from moving around. While fabric-lined jewellery boxes are ideal, this can be as simple as using a shoebox and pieces of fabric.

 

Prevent Your Jewellery from Tarnishing

Sometimes jewellery tarnishes went it's not worn, especially silver and gold. To maintain the luster of your jewellery, place silver anti-tarnish strips in your storage container to absorb the oxidants that discolour and tarnish jewellery.

 

When Travelling with Jewellery, Use a Case

Travelling can be tough on jewellery, so it's wise to use a travel case to protect your favourite pieces. Traditionally made of fabric or leather, a jewellery travel case can carry jewellery of all types and easily rolls up to a size that's easily stored in most suitcases, makeup cases or business attaches. Clearly, a case like this is a good investment to protect your jewellery on the road.

Keeping your jewellery collection organized and under control does not have to be difficult and these recommendations should help.