How to take care of your jewellery. April 19 2014

Before putting on any jewellery take care that any lotions or perfumes are completely absorbed into your skin.

Apply all hair products, especially hair spray, before putting on the jewellery.

Remove your jewellery before swimming, an invigorating workout or prior to going to bed.

        When you remove your sterling silver jewellery at the end of the day, take the time to wipe it over with a jewellery cloth, or any other soft material.

Store your silver jewellery in an airtight container such as a zip lock baggie, a cloth bag, or an airtight jewellery box.

Taking the time to clean silver jewellery after wearing it, and storing it away from air and light, is all that is needed to cut down tarnish significantly, and keeps it looking shiny and beautiful.

        Gold filled and gold plated jewellery will not tarnish, but it will get dirty. The oils from your skin transfer to the metal and needs to be washed off periodically. The easiest way to care for it is by using an old soft toothbrush and a mild washing up liquid. Rinse it well and lay it on a towel to dry. Make sure that it is completely dry before storing.

These few easy steps will ensure your jewellery remains as brilliant as the day it was purchased.