Gold Jewellery Care Tips

Gold jewellery is one of the best quality jewellery you can get, with gold being naturally shiny and anti-rust. However, that is not to say that it does not require any care. Whether it's a dazzling diamond ring, a cherished family heirloom, or an everyday bracelet, some loving care is good to preserve its beauty and longevity, helping them look nicer and fare better in the long run. 


Understanding Your Jewellery – Metals and Gemstones 

Firstly, it's crucial to understand the materials and gemstones in your jewellery. Different metals and stones might require different care methods. For instance, gold and silver requires different cleaning approaches, and delicate gemstones may need extra attention.  

Different gemstones have varying degrees of hardness and sensitivity. For example, pearls are porous and can be damaged by moisture, while diamonds are durable but can scratch other gems.  

Handling Jewellery 
Pure gold by itself is a soft material. This means that higher purity gold, such as 999 gold or even 916 gold, can be susceptible to dents and scratches. Extra care should be taken to make sure that jewellery does not get knocked or scratched directly against a hard surface (for example a table edge or a gravel pavement). 
Storing Jewellery 
Storage of jewellery is one of the most important processes of taking care of your jewellery. Proper storage is crucial to prevent scratches, tangles, and tarnish. This is even more crucial for jewellery with diamonds as diamonds are one of the hardest materials and thus can scratch most metals and other stones. Consider getting a jewellery box with individual compartments to keep pieces separated. 

Washing Jewellery 
Wearing jewellery regularly will inevitably build up grime and dirt, no matter how much you try to avoid it. Washing your jewellery occasionally can slow down the built up and make you jewellery look as good as new.  

Washing can be done on your own with simply water and soap, or done professionally. Professional cleaning usually makes use of machines such as ultrasonic machines, where high-frequency waves create bubbles that cling to particles and agitate the liquid, producing forces that will pull the dirt and contaminants from the jewellery. 


Professional Jewellery Care Services 
Apart from professional washing, there are other professional jewellery care services such as repairing and polishing. Arthesdam Jewellery has a full suite of services done by our in-house craftsman in our own workshop - from jewellery size alterations to repairing, plating, polishing, engraving and more.  

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