Regular care and cleaning of your jewelry will enhance your satisfaction. Only put your jewelry on after you have applied your cosmetics and products like hairspray and perfume as they may leave a film on your jewelry and dull its appearance. To avoid excess damage do not wear your jewelry while swimming, sleeping or doing household chores to protect it from water, dirt & chemicals.
Although fine jewelry is made from some of the world’s most durable substances, gemstones and precious metals, it does need some care. Following a few easy guidelines will make sure that your jewelry pieces last for generations still looking like the day you bought them.
Even the hardest gemstones can be vulnerable to breakage if they have inclusions that weaken the crystal structure. Exercise common sense: remove your jewelry during strenuous work or exercise. Diamonds are the hardest substance on earth but they can shatter in two with a single well-placed blow. Rubies and sapphires are the toughest gems but even they can chip if hit sharply. Take particular care if you have a ring set with a gem variety with a hardness less than 7 or an included stone. Treat each piece of fine jewelry you own with respect and you will enjoy it forever.
With a bit of care you should be able to enjoy wearing your jewelry for many years.