GOLD JEWELRY CARE
Gold jewelry maintenance: find a piece of jewelry like new
Precious metal sought after for its incomparable brilliance and durability, gold is the metal mainly chosen by our House in all of our collections. White gold, pink gold or yellow gold, this metal can sometimes tarnish over time due to the vagaries of daily life. It is therefore very important to pay particular attention to the maintenance of your gold jewelry so that it lasts forever.
Maison Bäumer guides you in the maintenance of your gold jewellery.
Our tips for properly maintaining your gold jewelry
Due to their monetary but also sentimental values, your gold jewelery requires meticulous maintenance. Simple and economical tips can restore all its shine to your gold jewelry. Maison Bäumer is delighted to give you its best advice on how to take care of your jewellery, metals and stones in order to give them new life!
If you don't want to hire a jeweler or other jewelry professional, your home is likely full of everyday-use products that can clean your gold jewelry.
The maintenance of your favorite gold jewel does not present any particular difficulty. On the other hand, it requires meticulous care.
Adorn yourself with a cloth to gently rub your bracelets, rings, necklaces, precious stones and other metals. Keep in mind that daily cleaning is to be avoided.
Cleaning can be done very well with soap and water. In principle, all you have to do is soak the jewel in a solution, rub it delicately with a soft-bristled brush to remove the dirt, rinse with water and then let it dry inside a cotton ball or a clean cloth.
For the basic solution you can choose between a mixture of water and Marseille soap, water and baking soda, or hot water and white vinegar. Indeed, the abrasive effect of baking soda allows you to clean your jewelry thoroughly and delicately. Remember to rinse them.
If your gold jewelry is set with precious stones, use a solution of warm water and Marseille soap or dishwashing liquid. Other products may alter the quality of the gem. For satisfactory results, you can also use a toothbrush with lemon juice and gently rub your rings, bracelets or other jewelry to make them shine and give them new life.
You can also simply soak it, rinse it and then gently rub it in water with a few lemon zests to restore the original shine to your metals.
For a jewel in white gold, particular attention is recommended. Indeed, the shine of the jewel comes from the thin layer of rhodium placed on the ring. Over time, this thin layer of rhodium wears off and makes the shine of your jewelry much duller. Thus, a new rhodium plating is recommended every five years by a professional so that the metal can regain its original shine.
You can also opt for a cleaning product specially designed for this purpose. Whatever the brand, size and model of your jewelry, take care not to use any chemicals as they may alter its shine.
Regarding precious stones, although these have a high hardness and solidity, some are still fragile and can easily be scratched or broken. It is therefore necessary to pay particular attention to these jewels.
For example, to clean your diamonds, dishwashing liquid with a soft toothbrush may be enough to revive their shine.
Rubies, sapphires and emeralds, on the other hand, are stones that require more meticulous care as they can easily scratch and lose their luster. To do this, never use chemicals or toothbrushes that could scratch and alter the quality of your stones. Also, prohibit toothpaste on the stones or metals of your jewelry.
If you do not want to go to a jeweler, follow these tips and tricks to maintain the quality of your stones and metals and thus make them shine like the first day.
For the cleaning of your gold jewelry, you can also go directly to a professional so as not to harm the shine of the latter. Specialists use products capable of thoroughly cleaning your jewelry and the stones that set it, preserving but also perfecting their shine and finally, can sometimes re-polish your jewelry.
If your jewelery is encrusted with stones of any shape, including precious and colored stones, and these become tarnished, we strongly advise you to have it cleaned by a specialist in the world of jewellery.
The benefits of regular maintenance
It is important to pay particular attention to the maintenance of your jewelry so that it retains its qualities and has a strong durability. Thus, regular maintenance can only be advantageous for your gold jewelry which will never lose its luster and shine.
We also advise you not to wear your jewelry during risky activities such as sport, work, interior maintenance or even when washing hands or dishes. In addition, we strongly advise against cleaning your gold jewelry with silverware products that are absolutely not made for the occasion. Finally, we strongly advise you to store your gold jewelery in its original case when you are not wearing it, in order to protect it from shocks and dust which could tarnish it over time.
A shiny and dazzling jewel
After cleaning, the gold jewel must regain its initial shine. To make a piece of jewelry shine like new, follow the above tips and be sure to take care of it gently when rubbing it, wiping it with a cloth or rinsing it. Lemon juice may be a viable option for soaking your diamond, emerald, or other gemstone ring or wedding band. Rinse and dry your jewelry after any cleaning. However, never use toothpaste on your jewelry.
A gold jewel of indefinite duration
If you apply these care tips meticulously, your gold jewelry will retain its quality and look like new every time you want to wear it.
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