Weddings, important or not, are a time when you need to take your best dress and jewellery out. As soon as you know there is a wedding to attend you already begin to imagine what you will wear. It’s not just the clothes but the jewellery too needs a lot of attention. If you have stored your jewellery for a while or if you’re using a heirloom set then it’s obvious that it can loose its sheen. You will need to polish it up so that it looks brand new and extrudes the radiance that you are familiar with.
Jewellery lacking its usual lustre is a terrible thing for most of us, especially if you are planning to wear it to an occasion. There are a few quick fixes that will not just bring back the shine but will also make it look like brand new. These will make your diamonds and gold also last longer.
If you want your gold and diamond jewellery to look its best and give that perfect shine, then these few steps should do the trick.
• A non tedious tip to restore your diamond jewellery shine is by soaking it in non expensive water. All you need to do is get it lukewarm add a tablespoon of detergent and some salt.
• Another good way of cleaning up you gold and diamond jewellery is by taking it to one of the jewellery shops for good polishing. This can be easily done by taking your jewellery to jewellers who with their keen professionalism will bring back your jewellery to life. However make sure that you take it only to a trusted jeweller.
• Sometimes diamonds, especially the ones encrusted on rings, gather a mount of dust under it. The best way to get rid of it is by soaking it overnight in glycerine or cologne. After this you can polish it with a clean flannel cloth.
• When trying to scrape out dirt from your jewellery it is important to use only blunt objects. Pointed items will end up harming your jewellery even more.
• The water in which you soak your jewellery should be lukewarm and not hot. Hot water will only damage it further and that includes precious stones as well as the metal.
• Washing powder is another good solution to clean your gold jewellery with. However ensure that you keep away from whitening washing powder as it will harm your jewellery.
• There are also home ultrasonic cleaners that are easy to work with and store. These are great for cleaning your jewellery and bring back their original sheen. The only hindrance is that jewellery with precious stones cannot be cleaned with this machine.
Of course prevention is better than cure. To keep your jewellery spotlessly clean you will need to clean it from time to time. This will make sure that the sparkle to you jewellery never fades.