Jewellery can last a lifetime, so once you have bought some jewellery you want to keep it looking good. Generally is it best if jewellery is removed before bathing or swimming. Here are some other tips on how to care for your jewellery (please note this is a guide only and Bonschelle can not accept responsibility for the results of cleaning jewellery).
- After wearing your jewellery wipe with a soft cloth to remove any oils which have transferred from your skin
- Keep your jewellery in a tightly closed box, or sealed plastic bag. Enclosing an anti-tarnish strip with the jewellery will also help.
It is best to avoid harsh or abrasive polishing products as this can remove the gold plating. Simply wipe with a little warm water and a soft cloth and ensure the item is fully dry before storing away. Enclosing an anti-tarnish strip with the jewellery when storing will also help.
For glass pendants gently wipe the glass surface with a damp cloth and dry to remove and fingermarks or smudges. For the pendants with silver plated bails, the bails are sealed with a high quality jewellery sealer. Avoid cleaning these with any harsh abrasives, wipe only with a soft cloth if necessary so as to not remove the sealer. Avoid harsh abrasive cleaning materials on bronze components.
Glass Capped Keyrings
For glass capped keyrings gently wipe the glass surface with a soft cloth if it gets smudged or dirty. Do not wet the glass or immerse the keyring in water as this may affect the adhesion of the glass causing it to separate from the bezel.
Crystals and Pearls
These items should be treated like fine jewellery. Follow the same general tips as given for storage at the top of this article. Avoid exposure to lotions, makeup or harsh chemicals and remove before bathing or swimming. To avoid scratching the surface store in the Bonschelle jewellery box the item came with, or soft cloth type wrapping or tissue. To clean use a soft damp cloth with lukewarm water and a very mild detergent, nothing abrasive or harsh.
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