A Guide to Cleaning & Maintaining Your Favourite Pieces of Jewellery

A Guide to Cleaning & Maintaining Your Favourite Pieces of Jewellery:

Your iconic jewellery has arrived and now you’re wondering: how do I keep it shining for as long as possible? Don’t panic, we’ve got you covered.

 

How Should I Take Care of My Jewellery?

Our number one rule is to keep away the chemicals. While you may want to put on your pieces while you do your skincare routine (and who wouldn’t?) remember your jewellery is particularly susceptible to damage from the effects of perfume, hairspray, make-up, nail polish remover, body oils, suntan lotion and deodorant.

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How To Clean Your Gold

Avoid using ‘dip’ polish or abrasive jewellery cleaners on your gold jewellery as these contain harsh chemicals and can destroy your jewellery over time. We don’t recommend the use of any jewellery polishing cloths which have been treated with cleaners or polishing agents.

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How To Clean Your Silver

All our sterling silver jewellery is rhodium plated which protects it and helps reduce long-term tarnishing. Clean your silver jewellery carefully with a soft, non-abrasive, and lint-free cloth or chamois; this helps maintain or bring back its shine. If necessary, you can use a mild washing up liquid with warm water and a soft toothbrush, then rinse with clean water and pat dry with a soft cloth.

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How To Care for Your Fine

Solid gold should not oxidise or discolour, instead standing the test of time. That’s why we recommend our 14ct solid gold as the ultimate investment pieces. Avoid chemicals when wearing your Fine and take off while showering or bathing so it’s not affected by the products you’re using. Because solid gold is a soft metal, be extra careful in circumstances where your jewellery may get bumped or scratched. Otherwise, it can be cleaned in the same way as your gold vermeil and sterling silver pieces.

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How To Care for Enamel Jewellery

Clean your enamel jewellery pieces with warm water, a mild liquid soap and a soft cloth, and store in a dark, cool place to prevent damage. Keep your enamel away from harsh chemicals, perfumes, detergents and chlorine.

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How To Care for Pearl & Gemstone Jewellery

We recommend keeping pearls and gemstone jewellery out of direct sunlight also as prolonged exposure can cause many gemstones to fade and lose their color. Take care with your gemstones to ensure that they do not knock against one another when stored.

Some stones can also be quite porous (such as turquoise and lapis lazuli), which is why you shouldn’t leave these kinds of stones immersed in water for too long. Liquids and oils can seep into the gems through the tiny cracks between the crystals, causing permanent discoloration and damage. Going to the beach? Leave your porous gems at home in a cool, dark spot.

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How To Store Your Jewellery

Living in a humid environment? Store your jewellery in our jewellery cases with a small packet of desiccant crystals to help reduce tarnishing. Always store your jewellery pieces individually, preferably in your Missoma soft-lined box or pouch so that they don’t rub together, scratch or tangle.

Your gold vermeil and silver jewellery should be kept in a dark, cool and dry place. The oxidation process is slowed down by wearing your jewellery often. If your jewellery is stored for long-periods of time, we recommend cleaning it occasionally to keep the process at bay.

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How Do I Stop My Necklaces from Tangling When Wearing Them?

Firstly, make sure to mix up your lengths so they don’t intertwine with each other. Mixing up the weights will help with this also – if you have too many delicate necklaces of the same length you run the risk of them tangling. It’s all about balance. Another option is to pick necklaces in different materials, for example mixing chains with pearls or beads.

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