Cleaning is not most people's idea of a good time and when it comes to jewelry it we prefer to have to do it less often, whenever possible. I am here to tell you, it is absolutely possible. I'm going to share with you a few tips to help prolong that shine and avoid constant cleaning.
1. Perfumes and lotions come with ingredients that can cause tarnish and pitting in the metal, so to avoid any issues put your earrings, pendants, ring and bracelets on after these products have dried into your skin. This helps the gemstones as well be protected from discoloration or staining.
2. Avoid wearing your jewelry into the shower, a pool, the ocean or any water that may contain chemicals that can be harsh on the metal and the gemstones in your precious pieces. As we know water and any additives in it contain the power of corrosion which causes tarnish and can hurt the metal and gems. Plus the added body washing products in a shower can also do harm.
3. Wipe down your jewelry with a clean soft cotton cloth to remove any oil and dirt that it may have gotten while wearing them. This is just a light quick process to help the shine last a little longer.
Use these tips to help keep your pendants and more looking their best without loads of polishing needed. As an extra tip, you can also store sterling silver with anti tarnish paper to help prolong the lasting shine in-between wears.