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Jewelry adds lustre to your life, literally and figuratively. Unfortunately, precious metals and gemstones can become dull over time. Also, damage and discoloration may occur.
Only if you take good care of your jewels, the precious shine will be kept for generations. Brunott likes to help you maintain your jewelry, and shares some of our valuable tips and tricks.
Frequent maintenance is a must
In order to keep your jewels in optimal condition, regular cleaning is recommended. You can do this easily at home by using our professional cleaning products. If you want to be sure of the right cleaning products and techniques, we can take care of the maintenance of your jewelry!
It is recommended to remove all types of jewelry while sleeping, exercising, swimming, sunbathing and cleaning, and store them in a special box. Silver jewelry and jewelry with gemstones should ideally be kept in a sealed container. It is also important to put these jewels on after applying makeup, and not before.
Maintaining silver jewelry
Why does my silver jewelry turn grey or black? A question that we as a jeweler frequently get. Many people think that there is something wrong with the authenticity of the jewel, but that discoloration is a sign that the jewel is made of real silver. The discoloration is a natural reaction of silver to oxygen and the acidity of your skin, also called oxidation. The speed of this inevitable process depends on several factors, including medication use of the wearer. Because certain medicines increase the pH-value of the skin, the silver will discolor faster.
Silver jewelry can easily be cleaned with a silver polishing cloth. Depending on the degree of oxidation, this will unfortunately not always give the desired result. In that case we can clean your silver jewelry in an ultrasonic bath and polish them until they shine like they have never been worn before!
Maintaining Golden Jewelry
Gold jewelry requires less polishing than silver jewelry. However, dirt and grease can also build up on gold jewelry, making the precious metal lose its shine. Dull gold can be cleaned up by brushing it with a cloth or soft toothbrush, moistened in lukewarm water with green soap.
Maintaining Platinum Jewelry
Jewelry made of platinum is virtually indestructible. This is also the reason why this durable, seldom and pure precious metal is often chosen for engagement and wedding rings. Grease and dirt on platinum can be removed with a cloth or soft toothbrush. In addition to brushing, Brunott likes to take care of your platinum jewelry. If desired, we can totally regain the original shine of dull platinum jewelry!
Maintaining jewelry with precious stones
Not only precious metals, but also precious stones need care from time to time. Most coloring stones can be safely cleaned with lukewarm soapy water, a mild cleanser and a soft brush. Porous coloring stones (such as turquoise, malachite and lapis lazuli) tend to absorb chemicals and moisture, so polishing with a soft, slightly damp cloth is more than enough. Do you have a piece of jewelry with an opal? Avoid bright light, heat, ammonia and ultrasonic cleaners and polish the stone carefully with a dry cloth. Do you doubt the hardness of the stone and the right maintenance method? You can always contact Brunott if you have any questions about cleaning your jewelry with precious stones.
Maintaining diamond jewelry
The almost indestructible, powerful diamond can also lose its shine. Fortunately, the irresistible brilliance is very easy to bring back by regularly soaking the diamond jewel in lukewarm water and mild soap. Of course you can also choose for a professional cleaning at Brunott. We bring back the original shine of the diamond and immediately check the jewelry for any damage or loose settings.