How to care for your fine jewelry

With proper care fine jewelry can last for generations. Whether you've purchased jewelry from ILA or inherited a precious piece of jewelry, it is essential to take care of it to maintain its beauty and value. In this blog post, we'll share some tips on how to care for your fine jewelry.

  1. Handle your jewelry with care

There is a time and place for everything. While we don't condemn wearing jewelry on daily basis, we do believe that there are certain instances where one should avoid wearing jewelry.

Avoid wearing jewelry during activities that require physical exertion. This includes working out and doing chores around the house.

Everyday items such as lotions, perfumes, cosmetics et cetera can harm jewelry. Never wear your diamond or colored stone jewelry and directly apply these items. Exposure from chemicals to these items can cause discoloration over a while. Always wear your jewelry last. Remember to apply the products first, and then wear your jewelry.

It is also advisable to never shower with your gold or diamond or colored stone jewelry. Never wear jewelry while swimming in the pool or even on the beach. You can not only lose your jewelry, but also damage it with chlorine and seawater.
You should also avoid wearing your jewelry while doing household chores, as the chemicals in cleaning products can damage some metals and gemstones.

In conclusion, caring for your fine jewelry is essential to preserve its beauty and value. By following these tips, you can keep your jewelry looking its best for years to come. Remember to store your jewelry properly, clean it regularly, take it off before engaging in certain activities, get it professionally cleaned and inspected, and handle it with care.

If you have any further questions, you can always write to us, making sure to provide you with a solution. 

  1. Store your jewelry properly
When you're not wearing your jewelry, it's essential to store it properly. Keep your pieces in a jewelry box with compartments to prevent them from scratching or tangling with other pieces. You can also wrap each piece in a soft cloth or tissue paper to protect it from dust and moisture. Avoid storing your jewelry in humid areas like bathrooms, as moisture can cause damage to some gemstones.

  1. Clean your jewelry regularly

Cleaning your jewelry regularly will keep it looking its best. However, it's essential to use the right cleaning method for each piece of jewelry. For example, you can clean gold and diamond jewelry by soaking it in warm water and mild dish soap for a few minutes, then gently scrubbing it with a soft-bristled brush. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or materials that can scratch the surface of your jewelry.

  1. Take your jewelry off before engaging in certain activities

Certain activities can damage your jewelry, so it's essential to take it off before engaging in them. For example, you should remove your jewelry before exercising, swimming, or showering. Chlorine and other chemicals in pools and spas can damage some gemstones and metals.

  1. Get your jewelry professionally cleaned and inspected

Although regular cleaning can keep your jewelry looking its best, it's also important to get it professionally cleaned and inspected periodically. A professional jeweler can identify any loose stones, worn prongs, or other issues that could cause your jewelry to break or become damaged. They can also clean your jewelry with specialized tools and techniques that can restore its shine and beauty.