Owning jewellery can help you to feel like a princess, regardless of whether you are going for an evening out, or simply dealing with your daily tasks. However, poor care for your jewellery may see it tarnished or broken. By taking the time to create some more positive habits, you may be able to keep these items looking as if they were new for a lot longer. In addition to this, good care can also help you to save money on needing to repair or replace items.
With all of the stunning engagement rings that you and your partner may have to choose from, it can sometimes be difficult to narrow it down to a single item. However, once you have done so, that engagement ring can be a symbol of the love you both share. You may not want to remove it once your partner has placed it on your finger. Yet there are times when that may be a good idea. This can include while showering. If left on, your engagement ring could degrade through exposure to the chemicals found in toiletry products. In addition to this, there is also the risk that, when slippery, the ring could slide off of your finger and break, or even get swept down the drain. Leaving it in a safe place, and then putting it back on when you are dry, can be a better idea.
You might also want to consider taking some time every few weeks to clean your regularly -worn jewellery. Not only can these accessories become a breeding ground for germs and bacteria, but dirt on the metal, or in gem settings, could also impede their ability to sparkle. In addition to this, a build-up of chemicals and dirt could start to wear away at the metal and even cause breakages. Silver jewellery can often be cleaned with baking soda, while detergents can be better for any gold items you own. You may want to consider the material of any stones used as well. Diamonds may be able to take a harsher cleaning, but other more fragile stones could require a bit more care.
Removing jewellery, particularly earrings, at night can also be useful. While you might be tired and simply want to fall into bed, this can lead to a number of issues. Firstly, you could end up damaging your jewellery, either by laying on it or from it getting caught. Secondly, earrings or other piercing jewellery might get caught in the fibres of your bedding, which could lead to injury. Therefore, unless you need to leave jewellery in due to a piercing being relatively new, you may want to put them in your jewellery box at night.
Looking after all of your jewellery can help it to last for longer. This can include expensive pieces, but also costume jewellery sets that you are quite attached to. By considering the use and the material of each item, you may be able to find ways to better care for them.