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Article: Tips and Tricks for Keeping Your Precious Pieces in Perfect Condition

Tips and Tricks for Keeping Your Precious Pieces in Perfect Condition

At Chailata, we believe that jewellery is not just a piece of metal or a stone but a memory to be cherished for a lifetime. Whether you have a collection of gold plated jewellery or freshwater pearl jewellery, it's important to take care of your precious pieces to ensure they last a lifetime. In this blog post, we'll provide you with tips and tricks for keeping your Chailata jewellery in perfect condition.

STERLING SILVER

Sterling silver is a fine and soft material. Sterling silver is an alloy made from 92.5% silver and mixed of other materials. It preserves the colour for long time. Sterling silver pieces are typically easy to bend. To minimise scratches and nicks, keep it in your pouch or jewellery box when you are not wearing them.

GOLD PLATED ON STAINLESS STEEL 

We use 316L surgical stainless steel for some of our jewellery. 316L is the highest grade of stainless steel used in the jewellery market, which is the material used in body piercings and medical instruments.  Since they are very durable and resists corrosion and oxidation, the colour won't rust or turn green, you can wear them in the shower but could become less shiny over time. 

GOLD PLATED ON BRASS

Fine brass - Brass is normally made of a combination of zinc and copper. It has a warm, attractive golden tone, but it can be tarnish and oxidise and the shinning colour will fade over time. 

 

FRESHWATER PEARLS

Our freshwater pearls all from nature, and we choose them really careful to create a nice jewellery. Each Pearl has different shapes, colour and characteristics, that is why you always can get a unique outlook. Please note that any lines or crevices of the freshwater pearls are normal as they are nature creatures.

 

JEWELLERY CARE TIPS

Store Your Jewellery Properly

When you're not wearing your jewellery, it's important to store it properly to prevent damage and scratches. Keep your pieces in a jewellery box or pouch to protect them from dust, sunlight, and humidity. You can also use anti-tarnish strips to prevent your silver jewellery from tarnishing.

Separate your jewellery by type and store them in individual compartments to prevent them from rubbing against each other. This will also make it easier to find your favourite pieces when you need them.

 

Clean Your Jewellery Regularly

Cleaning your jewellery regularly will help maintain its shine and prevent tarnishing. Use a soft cloth or brush to clean your jewellery, depending on the material. For gold and silver jewellery, use a mild soap and warm water to remove dirt and oil. For pearls and other delicate stones, use a damp cloth to gently wipe them clean.

Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that can damage your jewellery. If your jewellery needs professional cleaning, take it to a reputable jeweller who has experience in cleaning and repairing jewellery.

 

Handle Your Jewellery with Care

When you're wearing your jewellery, be careful not to expose it to harsh chemicals, such as perfume, hairspray, or cleaning products. These can damage your jewellery and cause it to tarnish or discolour. It's also important to remove your jewellery before engaging in activities that can damage it, such as swimming, gardening, or playing sports.

When you're putting on or taking off your jewellery, be gentle to avoid bending or breaking the pieces. If you have a bracelet or necklace with a clasp, be careful not to force it as it can break.

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