Do's and Don'ts for Jewelry Care
We want to help you keep your beautiful jewelry looking like new. So we came up with a quick guide with some top do's and don'ts for jewelry care.
DO Store Jewelry in a Safe Place
Storing your jewelry in a safe and secure place such as a home safe or secure jewelry box when not wearing it is essential for many reasons. It can prevent theft, protect it from damage, and help avoid loss or misplacing jewelry pieces.
Pro tip: Have designated storage spots in your bathroom or by a sink for when showering or washing hands.
DON'T Wear Jewelry in Water
To ensure the longevity and beauty of your jewelry, it's generally best to remove it before showering or swimming and to remember to store it in a safe and dry place. This will help protect your jewelry from potential damage and maintain its appearance. Cold water can also cause fingers to shrink where rings become loose and can easily fall off.
DO Insure Your Jewelry
We can’t stress enough how important it is to insure your jewelry. It protects your investment and provides every day peace of mind. Don’t be paranoid or always have to worry when wearing your jewelry. Get it insured. If you’re not sure where to start, we recommend Jewelers Mutual Insurance which specialize exclusively in jewelry.
DON'T Apply Lotions with Jewelry On
To maintain the appearance and condition of your jewelry and prevent skin irritation, it's a good practice to remove your jewelry before applying lotions of any kind. After applying, wait for it to be fully dry before putting your jewelry back on to avoid any residue or chemicals transferring onto your precious pieces.
DO Get It Cleaned and Inspected
You should get your jewelry checked and cleaned by a professional jeweler at least once a year. However, you may want to do it more frequently for jewelry you wear often or if you notice any changes in its appearance or structure. Just like a car, jewelry requires regular maintenance and inspections which will help protect your investment and ensure its longevity.
DON'T Expose Jewelry to Chemicals
Many chemicals, such as cleaning products, can have a negative effect on precious metals and gemstones. It can result in tarnishing, discoloration, corrosion, and diminish the ring’s beauty, value and shine. Just always remember, when not wearing your jewelry, to keep store it in a safe and secure place!
Cleaning and Repairing Steven Singer Jewelers' Jewelry
If you have purchased or received jewelry from Steven Singer Jewelers, the best place to have it cleaned, inspected, appraised, and repaired is right here with us at Steven Singer Jewelers! We have a in-house shop that works exclusively on Steven Singer Jewelers' jewelry. If you need your jewelry cleaned, or in the unlikely event that it's damaged, don't hesitate to reach out - our experts would love to help you get your jewelry looking brand new again!